Both the Mets’ offense and the bullpen had yet another tough day against the Giants as the team was swept away by San Francisco by a final score of 3-2.
It was tied at two apiece heading into the eighth inning but the wheels came off when Seth Lugo didn’t record an out, and an errant throw by Kevin Pillar led to the go-ahead run. Aaron Loup followed and walked the bases loaded with nobody out, but got out of it with the help of Jonathan Villar who made a nice play at home on a slow ground ball.
One run was too much to overcome for this offense who once again relied on Pete Alonso to supply the all the runs. He hit a two-run bomb in the sixth to tie the game after the Mets were down early on a Kris Bryant home run in the first. They attempted a rally in the eighth after they loaded the bases but Jeff McNeil grounded out to end the threat.
Bryant’s home run was Carlos Carrasco’s only blemish in seven strong innings of work. He settled in after the first inning and looked good against a powerful San Francisco lineup.
It of course it was all for naught since the offense was more adept at hitting into double plays than getting hits and the Giants easily finished off the sweep.
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