The Mets defeated the Giants by a score of 5-2 at AT&T Park in San Francisco this evening. After losing four straight to the Dodgers, the Mets’ Californian road trip has taken a much nicer turn as they’ve gone north. While the Mets’ season appears to be hanging by a thread, a dominant pitching performance like the Mets got tonight can go a long way.
Jacob deGrom started for the Mets, and looked fantastic, with only a solo home run to Brandon Belt in the seventh. deGrom wound up going eight innings, striking out seven and walking only one. deGrom has now completed eight innings for three straight starts, the first Met pitcher to do so since Johan Santana in 2010.
Johnny Cueto wasn’t much worse for the Giants, with only a Wilmer Flores home run blemishing his record during his seven innings of work. The Giants bullpen, however, was less successful, with Sam Dyson being greeted by a Curtis Granderson triple and, two batters later, Steven Okert gave up a single to Jay Bruce that scored Granderson. George Kontos , the third pitcher of the inning, gave up an RBI double to Flores, giving the Mets a lead they would not relinquish.
But the Mets would add to their lead in the ninth, when Jose Reyes led off the inning with a triple, and he was quickly knocked in by pinch hitter Michael Conforto. Conforto would later score on a Kyle Crick wild pitch.
Addison Reed closed the game out in a non-save situation, though he had to un-tip his cap back into position after a successful challenge by Bruce Bochy extended the game. After the challenge, the Giants scored a run caused by defensive indifference and a bloop single, but Reed was able to get out of the inning with just the one run scoring.
Full recap to follow.
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