NY Mets 2, San Francisco 1

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 10:15 PM
Location - AT&T Park
Temperature - 61°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dale Scott, First Base - Dan Iassogna, Second Base - CB Bucknor, Third Base - Bill Miller,
Attendance - 42188

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Mets 51-54 26-26 25-28 W1
San Francisco 56-48 32-22 24-26 L1

Recap


Mets 2, Giants 1: Jonathon Niese scattered three hits over seven solid innings and Ruben Tejada collected three hits - including a homer to lead off the game - as visiting New York benefited from nine walks to top San Francisco.

David Wright also had three hits and Josh Thole scored on Jordany Valdespin's fielder's choice in the second inning for the Mets, who posted only their fifth win in 20 games.

Niese (8-5) was the primary reason why National League West-leading San Francisco fell for the sixth time in seven outings. After walking two of his first three batters, the left-hander settled down and handcuffed the Giants. Niese's lone blemish came in the sixth inning on Buster Posey's two-out homer.

Two relievers bridged the gap to Bobby Parnell, who retired the side in order in the ninth inning for his fourth save.

After his costly throwing error allowed two runs score in Tuesday's 4-1 setback, Tejada quickly made amends by depositing the second pitch he saw from Matt Cain (10-4) over the wall in left field for his first homer since Sept. 5, 2010.

Valdespin's hot shot down the line in the second inning gave Giants third baseman Marco Scutaro only one option - to tag the bag as Thole scored.

New York nearly extended its lead in the eighth inning, but Thole was ruled out of the basepath as Posey's throw to first hit him in the helmet. Thole was ruled out on runner interference. Tejada grounded out to end the threat.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hunter Pence received a standing ovation when he came to the plate during the first inning. Pence, who was acquired from Philadelphia on Tuesday, went 0-for-4 in his Giants' debut. ... Tejada ended a 628-game home run drought, which was the fourth-longest active streak in the majors. ... Cain, who threw 30 pitches in the first inning, exited after five. He permitted two runs on seven hits. ... The Mets loaded the bases with less than two outs in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings, but did not score. New York left 13 men on base.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Mets   San Francisco
Jon Niese Player Matt Cain
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 5.0
5 Strikeouts 5
3 Hits 7
1.29 ERA 3.60
Hitting
NY Mets   San Francisco
Ruben Tejada Player Buster Posey
3 Hits 1
1 RBI 1
1 HR 1
6 TB 4
.750 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Mets 9 1 14 .281 28 6 2 9 4 1
San Francisco 3 1 6 .097 9 6 1 2 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • San Francisco will play their next game at home against NY Mets. The Giants have a W/L % of .518 after a win and .562 after a loss.
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