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.