San Francisco 4, NY Mets 3

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 20, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Citi Field
Temperature - 64°
Umpires - Home Plate - Kerwin Danley, First Base - Doug Eddings, Second Base - Paul Nauert, Third Base - Dana DeMuth,
Attendance - 30544

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Francisco 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 10 0
NY Mets 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Francisco 7-6 4-2 3-4 W3
NY Mets 7-6 4-3 3-3 L3


Giants 4, Mets 3 (10 innings): Rookie catcher Hector Sanchez came through with an RBI single in the top of the 10th, and the San Francisco bullpen was able to preserve a one-run lead the second time around to take the opener of a three-game series at Citi Field.

In the ninth, the Giants were reminded how much they miss closer Brian Wilson, whose season ended when he went on the disabled list and had Tommy John surgery Thursday. The bullpen was unable to hold a one-run lead in the ninth, as Santiago Casilla allowed a leadoff single to Jason Bay and Lopez came on to walk Kirk Nieuwenhuis and give up Josh Thole's tying single.

Sergio Romo (1-0) came on to get out of the jam and force extra innings, but allowed the first two runners to reach in the 10th. Clay Hensley took over and recorded three straight outs for his first save.

Former Mets outfielder Angel Pagan hit a home run in a three-run third inning. Pagan's blast to right-center started a three-run outburst against Mets starter Jon Niese. Buster Posey added an RBI double and Pablo Sandoval scored on a wild pitch later in the inning. 

The Mets' first two runs came on solo homers by Jason Bay and Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

The Giants have won three straight, all against National League East opponents. New York has lost four of five. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Mets 3B David Wright went 1-for-3 and remains tied with Darryl Strawberry for the franchise's all-time RBI lead with 733. … Giants starter Barry Zito continued his strong start to the season with five solid innings, allowing two runs on four hits. … The Giants have allowed 10 runs in their seven wins (1.43 per game) and 43 runs in their six losses (7.17 per game). 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Francisco   NY Mets
Barry Zito Player Jon Niese
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 5
4 Hits 7
3.60 ERA 4.50
San Francisco   NY Mets
Melky Cabrera Player Jason Bay
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
2 TB 5
.667 Avg .400

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Francisco 10 1 14 .263 23 7 3 4 1 0
NY Mets 8 2 14 .211 22 9 3 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • NY Mets will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Mets have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game on the road against NY Mets. The Giants have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .429 after a loss.
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