The New York Mets were defeated by the San Francisco Giants on Friday night. The game took place at AT+T Park in San Francisco, California and the final score was 4-2. Jon Niese started and pitched well and Ruben Tejada had a couple of hits. The Mets offense only managed four hits.
Niese pitched seven innings giving up five hits and two runs with a walk and three strikeouts. Carlos Torres took the loss, his third of the season. He pitched an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout.
Matt Cain pitched seven innings giving up three hits and two runs with a walk and three strikeouts. Jeremy Affeldt pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one and he picked up his first win of the season. Sergio Romo saved his 19th game of the season pitching a perfect inning.
Matt den Dekker had a hit, Daniel Murphy had a hit and two RBI and Curtis Granderson drew a walk. Tejada had two hits, den Dekker hit a double and Murphy hit a homerun. The Mets were 1-1 with runners in scoring position.
Angel Pagan drew a walk, Buster Posey had three hits and two RBI and Michael Morse had a hit. Juan Perez had a hit, Brandon Hicks had two hits and drew a walk and Brandon Crawford had a hit and two RBI. Hicks and Perez each hit a double, Hicks hit a triple and Posey hit a homerun. The Giants were 2-4 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.
In the fifth inning Crawford hit a sacrifice fly to give the Giants a 1-0 lead. Murphy hit a two run homerun in the seventh to give the Mets a 2-1 lead. The Giants came right back with an RBI single by Crawford to tie the game at two. Posey hit a two run homerun in the eighth to give the Giants a 4-2 lead and that would be the final score. The two teams will play game two of their series on Saturday night.