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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Recap: Game 13 - Giants at Mets - Mets Drop a Heartbreaker

Final Score: San Francisco 4, New York 3 (10 innings)

Hector Sanchez singled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, boosting San Francisco to a 4-3 win over the Mets.

Angel Pagan homered against his former team and the Giants scored three third- inning runs, but New York forced an extra frame when Josh Thole's base hit plated the tying tally with one out in the ninth.

Frank Francisco (0-1) walked Melky Cabrera to start the 10th. Cabrera stole second with one out and Nate Schierholtz was intentionally walked with two down. Sanchez then hit a soft line single to center field. The ball was bobbled by Kirk Nieuwenhuis and the throw came to third base with a safe call there.

Sergio Romo gave up singles to Daniel Murphy and David Wright to start the New York 10th. Clay Hensley then got Ike Davis to ground out to second on a ball that shattered the bat, moving both runners into scoring position. Jason Bay struck out to set the stage for Lucas Duda.

He took a called first strike and then fouled off four straight pitches before taking a pair of balls. The left-handed hitter then flied out to center field, securing the first save of the year for Hensley with Romo (1-0) getting the win.

Pagan, who was traded by the Mets to San Francisco in December, homered leading off the third against Jon Niese. Buster Posey had the fourth straight hit for the Giants, an RBI double. Niese's wild pitch then plated Pablo Sandoval.

Bay homered to left with two down in the fourth and Nieuwenhuis went deep the opposite way to left leading off the bottom of the fifth.

Nieuwenhuis made a diving catch at the warning track to end the top of the eighth off a ball hit by Sanchez.

With men on first and second in the ninth, Thole capped his eight-pitch at-bat with a ground single into right field. That snapped a 12-inning scoreless stretch for the San Francisco bullpen.

Game Notes

Sandoval has hit safely in all 13 games this season. His 13-game streak is three shy of the club record held by Willie Mays, accomplished in 1960...The Giants went 2-for-14 with men in scoring position and are 6-for-53 in those situations in their last five games...Wright has a 10-game hitting streak. He also walked twice and has reached base safely at least twice in all 10 games he's played this season, the longest stretch to start a campaign in team history. Wright also has played in 1,116 games, tying Mookie Wilson for sixth place on the club's all-time list...Giants starter Barry Zito lasted five innings, while Niese threw six frames.

Box Score:

Angel Pagan CF511100101.218
  Sergio Romo P000000000.000
  Aubrey Huff LF000000000.207
Melky Cabrera RF-LF322000020.333
Pablo Sandoval 3B512000002.340
Buster Posey 1B402110000.375
  Santiago Casilla P000000000.000
  Javier Lopez P000000000.000
  Gregor Blanco CF100000000.133
Brett Pill LF300000000.231
  Nate Schierholtz RF100000010.300
  Clay Hensley P000000000.000
Hector Sanchez C502100000.300
Emmanuel Burriss 2B401000010.276
Brandon Crawford SS300000000.184
Barry Zito P200000002.125
  Matt Cain PH100000001.000
  Guillermo Mota P000000000.000
  Jeremy Affeldt P000000000.000
  Brandon Belt PH-1B100000001.200

Ruben Tejada SS401000011.261
Daniel Murphy 2B501000001.288
David Wright 3B301000020.486
Ike Davis 1B500000002.140
Jason Bay LF522100102.233
Scott Hairston RF300000001.190
  Lucas Duda PH-RF200000000.188
Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF311100110.371
Mike Nickeas C201000000.100
  Josh Thole PH-C201100001.364
Jon Niese P200000001.125
  Ramon Ramirez P000000000.000
  Justin Turner PH100000000.143
  Jon Rauch P000000000.000
  Tim Byrdak P000000000.000
  Ronny Cedeno PH000000000.250
  Mike Baxter PH100000000.250
  Frank Francisco P000000000.000

E_K.Nieuwenhuis. LOB_San Francisco 9, NY Mets 9. 2B_B.Posey. HR_A.Pagan (1) off J.Niese, K.Nieuwenhuis (2) off B.Zito, J.Bay (3) off B.Zito. S_B.Crawford. SB_M.Cabrera (2). GIDP_P.Sandoval. DP_NY Mets 1 (R.Tejada, D.Murphy and I.Davis).

Barry Zito5.0422322100-641.71
Guillermo Mota (H 1)1.000002015-98.31
Jeremy Affeldt (H 2)2.000003032-203.86
Santiago Casilla0.01110002-11.93
Javier Lopez (B 2)0.110010016-80.00
Sergio Romo (W 1-0)0.220001014-90.00
Clay Hensley (S 1)1.000001014-100.00

Jon Niese6.0733251109-722.89
Ramon Ramirez1.01000006-56.14
Jon Rauch1.010000014-90.00
Tim Byrdak1.00000108-73.86
Frank Francisco (L 0-1)1.011121024-104.50

J.Rauch pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. S.Casilla pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. S.Romo pitched to 2 batters in the 10th.

IBB_off F.Francisco (N.Schierholtz).
WP_J.Lopez, J.Niese.
T_3:41. A_30544.
Umpires_Home,Kerwin Danley; First, Doug Eddings; Second, Paul Nauert; Third, Dana DeMuth.

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