Mets: 1 San Francisco Giants: 4
Mets Drop Second Game in
After taking the first game of the series in
Francisco, the Mets dropped the second one 4-1. The Mets were unable to give any support to
Matt Harvey, who was making his second career major league start and suffered
his first career loss. Lack of defensive
awareness and a lack of pop at the plate put the Mets behind the eight-ball.
The third run was surrendered in the sixth inning with the bases loaded when
got Marco Scutaro to ground into a double play.
Harvey relied on his
changeup more this time around than in his first start and the results would
have been as good if not for spotty defense.
Outside of an RBI double by Justin Turner knocking in Scott Hairston in the second inning, the Mets offense was held in check by Tim Lincecum. David Wright was given the night off for only the sixth time this season but appeared as a pinch hitter.
Wright came on with the bases loaded and was struck out by Lincecum on one of the best curveballs a pitcher can throw. The strikeout ended really any chance the Mets had at a comeback.
Lincecum finished the game with seven innings pitched, allowing six hits and one walk equaling one earned run while striking out seven. This is Lincecum’s fifth win of the season and second against the Mets.
Next up for the Mets and Giants is the third game in the four game series. The Mets will again have a hard time scoring runs as Jon Niese (7-5, 3.68 ERA) will be opposed by Giants starter and All-Star game starter Matt Cain (10-3, 2.80 ERA).