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Final Score: Giants 6, Mets 5

The Mets fail to sweep their New York ancestors

MLB: San Francisco Giants at New York Mets Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Giants defeated the Mets this afternoon at Citi Field, 6-5. Tommy Milone made his first start for the Mets, and, as far as spot starts go, his five innings, two earned runs, and five strikeouts wasn’t too shabby at all.

New York scored their early runs on a Curtis Granderson double, a Jay Bruce solo home run, and a Tommy Milone single, just as it was written up before the season began. While said to be purely precautionary, Michael Conforto did not start today due to a tight left hamstring. Conforto did pinch hit in the eighth inning, singling to right field, so the team mustn’t think the hamstring is much of a concern.

The team appeared to have the game all sewn up going into the ninth, but Jeurys Familia coughed up four runs in the bottom of the ninth, blowing the save and looking lost on the mound doing so. A Wilmer Flores error made it all possible, but Familia simply did not have his best stuff today.

The Mets got two runs back in the bottom of the ninth, but couldn’t come all the way back, dropping the game to fall below .500 once again.

Despite the sky falling around them in just about every conceivable way, the Mets have somehow won their past five series, even with their loss today. The team has Thursday off, and will resume play on Friday evening in Milwaukee against the Brewers. The recently reinstated Matt Harvey is due to start against Matt Garza.

GameThread Roll Call

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  1. MetsFan4Decades: 196
  2. OuttaHereOuttaHere: 127
  3. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 92
  4. Reflect: 73
  5. eldoot7: 58
  6. BurleighGrimes: 56
  7. LaRomaBella: 50
  8. Adam Halverson: 40
  9. The Glider: 40
  10. Ramon Suarez: 36