Giants starter Jake Peavy could not get into a rhythm Friday night, and the red-hot Mets' offense smelled blood and got to him in the third en route to a 13-1 blowout. After walking Curtis Granderson and David Wright to start the inning, the Mets pounced with RBI hits from Michael Conforto and Yoenis Cespedes. A Lucas Duda walk and a Neil Walker double chased Peavy, but the Mets were not done.
Reliever Mike Broadway immediately gave up a double to Asdrubal Cabrera which made the score 6-0 at that point. The first out was not recorded until Steven Matz struck out, and one batter later, Hunter Pence misplayed a fly ball off Granderson's bat. A Wright single set the stage for Yoenis Cespedes to walk to the plate with the bases loaded. In his first game back from injury Cespedes did not disappoint, smoking a grand slam to left. When the inning was over Cespedes had six RBIs in one inning, a Mets record, and the Mets had scored 12 runs, also a Mets record. The Mets ended up tacking on a run in the seventh to give them the final total of 13 runs.
Steven Matz was not at his best but got plenty of run support and pitched six shutout innings, giving up seven hits and striking out four. The bullpen was a bit shaky too but only Jerry Blevins gave up a run, which came from a home run off the bat of former Met Angel Pagan.
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