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Quick Recap: Mets 2, Giants 1 — Niese Bounces Back

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August 1, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese (49) pitches the ball against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE
August 1, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese (49) pitches the ball against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

The Mets' third game in San Francisco began with an incredibly unlikely home run by Ruben Tejada, the second of his major league career. In the second inning, the Mets loaded the bases with a trio of one-out singles, but they scored just one run on a ground out by Jordany Valdespin. The team went on to squander several other opportunities to score runs, but Jon Niese was excellent in seven innings of work and held the Giants to just one run. Tim Byrdak, Jon Rauch, and Bobby Parnell finished of the game.

We knew it was over when...

Bobby Parnell set down the side in the ninth inning.

What else?

  • The Mets could have easily had another run in the fourth inning if not for a spectacular inning-ending catch by Gregor Blanco.
  • Matt Cain nearly hit David Wright in the head again on a curveball that got away from him.

Game Thread Roll Call

Nice job by Terry_is_God; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.

Num Name # of Posts
1 Terry_is_God 200
2 santana9237 142
3 MetsFan4Decades 141
4 Bagelz 140
5 The Nameless One 113
6 danman11 104
7 BlueChill 99
8 Cory Braiterman 90
9 natteringnabob 88
10 Prustyballs94 87