Noah Syndergaard allowed the Giants only two hits en route to his first career complete game Sunday afternoon in San Francisco, leading the Mets to a crisp 4-1 victory to claim the series victory by the Bay.
Michael Conforto staked Syndergaard to an early 2-0 lead, following a Todd Frazier leadoff double with an absolute blast well out of the park, even in AT&T Park’s deep right-center field.
The Giants cut the lead in half in the bottom of the third when Alen Hanson tripled after Brandon Nimmo whiffed on a diving attempt, allowing the ball to roll to the wall. Hanson would come around on a sacrifice fly by the opposing pitcher, Chris Stratton.
Syndergaard made that one-run lead hold up throughout the bulk of the game, until the Mets pushed across two huge insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth. Jeff McNeil followed singles from Tomas Nido and Amed Rosario (and a Rosario stolen base) with a clutch two-run single up the middle.
Syndergaard came out for the ninth with that 4-1 lead and set the Giants down in order in the ninth, striking out Evan Longoria to end the game with a flourish with his eleventh strikeout of the day. Syndergaard’s first career complete game was the Mets’ second of the season.
Full recap to follow.
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