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 8-1. Seth Lugo started for the Mets as Steven Matz start was skipped. He pitched ok but the bullpen wasn't very good. Jose Reyes led the offense with four hits.
Lugo pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and three runs with a walk and three strikeouts. He lost his second game of the season. Jerry Blevins pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits, Josh Smoker pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs with one of them being earned and Jeurys Familia pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and two unearned runs. Erik Goeddel pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up three hits and a run with a strikeout.
Johnny Cueto pitched seven innings giving up eight hits and a run with two strikeouts. He earned his 14th win of the season. Hunter Strickland pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit, Javier Lopez pitched 2/3 of an inning and George Kontos pitched an inning giving up two hits.
Reyes had four hits, Kelly Johnson had a hit and Yoenis Cespedes had a hit. James Loney had two hits, Curtis Granderson had a hit and an RBI and Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit. Rene Rivera had a hit, Reyes hit a double and Granderson hit a homerun. The Mets were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Loney and Cabrera each committed an error. Granderson had an outfield assist.
Denard Span had four hits and two RBI, Angel Pagan had two hits and Brandon Belt had two hits. Brandon Crawford had a hit. Hunter Pence had two hits, Eduardo Nunez had a hit and an RBI and Joe Panik had a hit and drew a walk. Ehire Adrianza had a hit and an RBI, Conor Gillaspie had a hit and two RBI and Pence and Nunez hit a double. Belt hit a triple and Gillaspie hit a homerun. The Giants were 5-13 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Nunez had a stolen base, Pence had an outfield assist.
Granderson hit a solo homerun in the second to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the third Span hit an RBI single to tie the game at one. In the seventh Adrianza hit an RBI single to give the Giants a 2-1 lead and Span hit an RBI single to make it 3-1. In the eighth Nunez hit into an RBI force out and it was 4-1 Giants. Panik reached on an error and two runs scored making it a 6-1 game. In the eighth Gillaspie hit a two run homerun to push the lead to 8-1 and that would be the final score of the game.
The two teams will play game three of four on Saturday afternoon.