Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The New York Mets outlast the San Francisco Giants

The New York Mets outlast the San Francisco Giants


The New York Mets defeated the San Francisco Giants on Monday night/Tuesday morning. The game started on Monday night but was over in the wee hours of the morning Tuesday on the east coast. The final score was 4-3 and the game took place at AT+T Park in San Francisco, California. Matt Harvey started and labored but kept his team in it. The Mets bullpen was really good and Marlon Byrd and Eric Young Jr. led the offense with two hits each.

Harvey pitched seven innings and gave up six hits and and three runs. He walked one and struck out six. Carlos Torres pitched two innings giving up a hit and striking out two, David Aardsma pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk and struck out three and Scott Rice pitched 1/3 of an inning retiring the only batter that he faced. Greg Burke pitched two innings giving up four hits and a walk with two strikeouts, Josh Edgin won his first game of the season pitching two innings and giving up a hit and two walks and Bobby Parnell saved his 16th game of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts.

Young Jr. had two hits, Daniel Murphy had a hit and an RBI and David Wright had a hit and drew three walks. Ike Davis had a hit, Byrd had two hits and Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a hit. John Buck had a hit and an RBI, Omar Quintanilla drew a walk and Buck hit a double. Young Jr. hit a triple and the Mets were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Davis and Young each had a stolen base and Wright was picked off.

Tim Lincecum pitched seven innings giving up six hits and three runs. He walked a batter and struck out 11. Jeremy Affeldt pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a walk and striking out one, Sergio Romo pitched an inning striking out one and Jose Mijares pitched 2/3 of an inning striking out one. Sandy Rosario pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk, Jake Dunning pitched two innings giving up a hit and striking out three and George Kontos picked up his second loss of the season pitching 2 2/3 innings giving up a hit and an unearned run with two strikeouts. Javier Lopez pitched 1/3 of an inning walking one.

Gregory Blanco had a hit, Marco Scutaro had three hits and drew a walk and Buster Posey had five hits and two RBI. Pablo Sandoval had a hit and drew a walk, Hunter Pence had a hit and Crawford had three hits, an RBI and drew a walk. Andres Torres drew two walks, Gillespie drew a walk and Posey hit two doubles. Crawford hit a double, Pence hit a triple and Posey hit a homerun. The Giants were 1-15 with runners in scoring position and left 18 men on base. That is hard to believe, they left a small army on the bases. Scutaro and Crawford each committed an error and Affeldt had a pickoff.

Posey hit a two run homerun in the first to give the Giants a 2-0 lead. Buck hit an RBI double in the fifth to make it 2-1 Giants. In the sixth Murphy hit an RBI single to tie the game at two and Davis grounded into a double play scoring a run and giving the Mets a 3-2 lead. Crawford hit an RBI single to tie the game at three in the seventh. The game stayed that way until the 16th when Anthony Recker reached on an error and a run scored to make it 4-3. The Giants failed to score in the bottom half of the 16th and that is how the game ended.

The Mets improved their record to 38-48 and the Giants fell to 40-48. The two teams will play game two of their three game series on Tuesday night.

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