Thursday, July 11, 2013

The New York Mets sweep the San Francisco Giants

The New York Mets sweep the San Francisco Giants


The New York Mets defeated the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday afternoon. The final score was 7-2 and the game took place at AT+T Park in San Francisco, California. Zack Wheeler started for the Mets and pitched well and Marlon Byrd hit another homerun.

Wheeler pitched seven innings giving up three hits and a run. He walked three and struck out five and earned his third win of the season. Josh Edgin pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one and LaTroy Hawkins pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run.

Eric Young Jr. drew two walks, Daniel Murphy had two hits and two RBI and David Wright had a hit and drew a walk. Ike Davis had a hit and drew a walk, Byrd had a hit and two RBI and Kirk Nieuwenhuis drew a walk. John Buck had two hits and two RBI, Omar Quintanilla drew a walk and Wheeler had a hit and an RBI. Buck, Wheeler and Murphy each hit a double and Byrd hit a homerun. The Mets were 4-11 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Young Jr. had a stolen base.

Matt Cain pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and three runs. He walked three and struck out one and lost his sixth game of the season. Mike Kickham pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up five hits and four runs with three walks and six strikeouts, George Kontos pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Jeremy Affeldt pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. Javier Lopez gave up a hit and struck out one in one inning of work.

Kensuke Tanaka had a hit, Buster Posey had a hit and Pablo Sandoval had a hit and drew a walk. Brandon Belt had a hit and drew two walks, Tony Abreu had an RBI and Brandon Crawford had two hits and an RBI. Belt hit a triple and the Giants were 1-2 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Posey and Crawford each committed an error.

In the first the Mets took a 3-0 lead. Murphy hit an RBI single and Buck hit a two run single. Byrd hit a two run homerun in the fifth to make it a 5-0 game and in the sixth they made it 7-0. Wheeler and Murphy each hit an RBI double. In the seventh Crawford hit an RBI single and in the ninth Abreu hit a sacrifice fly to make it 7-2. 7-2 would be the final score.

The Mets won their third straight sweeping the series. The Mets record improved to 40-48 and the Giants record fell to 40-50. The Mets will have off on Thursday and then begin a three game weekend series in Pittsburgh.

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