Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 86 - Mets (4) at Giants (3) - Mets outlast Giants in 16 innings


Final 16th78910111213141516RHE
N.Y. Mets (38-48)«0000000001490
San Francisco (40-48)10000000003142

W: J. Edgin (1-1) L: G. Kontos (2-2) S: B. Parnell (16)
HR: NYM - None   SF - B. Posey (13)

Recap:

Eric Young scored the go-ahead run on an error in the top of the 16th inning, as the New York Mets outlasted the San Francisco Giants, 4-3, in the first of three games at AT&T Park.

Young hit a one-out single off George Kontos (2-2), stole second and moved to third on a 4-3 grounder. After Javier Lopez intentionally walked David Wright, pinch-hitter Anthony Recker grounded a Lopez pitch that shortstop Brandon Crawford booted, allowing Young to score.

The Giants put two men on base with one out in the home half of the 16th, but Bobby Parnell earned his 16th save by striking out Pablo Sandoval and getting a pinch-hitting Guillermo Quiroz to bounce into a game-ending fielder's choice.

The final out was recorded just before 3:45 (et).

Josh Edgin (1-1) tossed two innings to collect the win, the Mets' third in the last four games.

The Giants, who have dropped six of seven, stranded a runner in scoring position in the 11th and 12th innings and left the bases loaded in both the 13th and 15th.

Buster Posey went 5-for-8 with two doubles and a two-run homer for the Giants, who went 1-for-15 with runners in scoring position and left 18 men on base.

Crawford had three hits with an RBI and stole at least one run away from the Mets when he dove in the hole and threw out Marlon Byrd to leave two in scoring position in the 11th.

Matt Harvey, trying to make his case for starting next week's Midsummer Classic in front of All-Star manager Bruce Bochy, had a similar line to that of his counterpart, Tim Lincecum. Both starters allowed three runs on six hits and a walk over seven innings, with Harvey adding to his NL-leading total with six strikeouts and Lincecum fanning a season-high 11.

Neither factored in the decision after Hunter Pence, one of five NL finalists for MLB's Final Vote, tripled high off the right-field wall leading off the seventh and scored the tying run on Crawford's comebacker through the middle.

Posey turned on a fastball and took Harvey deep over the left-field wall in the first inning with fellow All-Star Marco Scutaro on first following his one-out single.

John Buck's RBI double in the fifth inning halved New York's deficit, and the Mets pushed two across in a forgettable sixth for San Francisco's defense.

Young opened the frame with a triple into the left-field corner and scored when a sliding Andres Torres had Daniel Murphy's sinking liner carom off the heel of his glove.

Wright followed with an infield single, and Murphy advanced to third on Scutaro's throwing error, proving vital after Murphy scored the go-ahead run on Ike Davis' double-play grounder.

Game Notes

Harvey, who threw 121 pitches, has 147 strikeouts and 15 quality starts this season. He is just the fourth pitcher in Mets history to make the All-Star team in his first full season in the majors ... Lincecum has just one win in his last 10 starts ... The Giants lost their seventh straight series opener ... San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt went 0-for-8 with five strikeouts ... Game time: 5:26.

Box Score:

NY MetsABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Eric Young LF722001003.262
Daniel Murphy 2B711100001.268
David Wright 3B401000031.306
Ike Davis 1B601000001.171
  Josh Edgin P000000000.000
  Anthony Recker PH100000000.164
  Bobby Parnell P000000000.000
Marlon Byrd RF712001001.266
Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF501000002.225
  Greg Burke P000000000.000
  Josh Satin 1B100000001.375
John Buck C601110003.209
Omar Quintanilla SS500000013.239
Matt Harvey P300000001.114
  Carlos Torres P000000000.000
  Andrew Brown PH100000000.256
  David Aardsma P000000000.000
  Scott Rice P000000000.000
  Juan Lagares CF200000002.226
Totals55492120419
San FranciscoABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Gregor Blanco CF801000002.275
Marco Scutaro 2B713000010.313
Brandon Belt 1B800000005.256
Buster Posey C815220101.318
Pablo Sandoval 3B601000012.257
Hunter Pence RF511001001.265
  Jake Dunning P000000000.000
  Hector Sanchez PH100000000.231
  George Kontos P000000000.000
  Javier Lopez P000000000.000
  Guillermo Quiroz PH100000000.207
Brandon Crawford SS603110011.264
Andres Torres LF-RF400000020.257
Tim Lincecum P200000001.063
  Tony Abreu PH100000001.314
  Jeremy Affeldt P000000000.000
  Sergio Romo P000000000.000
  Jose Mijares P000000000.000
  Nick Noonan PH100000001.209
  Sandy Rosario P000000000.000
  Cole Gillespie LF200000010.000
Totals603143311615


E_M.Scutaro, B.Crawford. LOB_NY Mets 7, San Francisco 18. 2B_J.Buck, B.Posey 2, B.Crawford. 3B_E.Young, M.Byrd, H.Pence. HR_B.Posey (13) off M.Harvey. S_G.Kontos, A.Torres. SB_E.Young (14), I.Davis (2). CS_D.Wright. GIDP_I.Davis. DP_San Francisco 2 (M.Scutaro, B.Crawford and B.Belt), (P.Sandoval and B.Belt).

NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Matt Harvey7.0633161121-852.35
Carlos Torres2.010002026-190.57
David Aardsma1.210013035-182.35
Scott Rice0.10000001-14.50
Greg Burke2.040012042-263.86
Josh Edgin (W 1-1)2.010020034-204.37
Bobby Parnell (S 16)1.010012026-162.41
San FranciscoIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Tim Lincecum7.06331110102-704.61
Jeremy Affeldt1.100011018-112.93
Sergio Romo1.000001013-82.94
Jose Mijares0.200001010-62.37
Sandy Rosario1.010010024-142.21
Jake Dunning2.010003022-151.35
George Kontos (L 2-2)2.211102032-254.99
Javier Lopez0.100010011-41.71


IBB_off D.Aardsma (P.Sandoval), off G.Burke (A.Torres), off J.Edgin (C.Gillespie), off J.Lopez (D.Wright).
HBP_by J.Edgin (P.Sandoval).
WP_M.Harvey.
T_5:26. A_41497.
Umpires_Home,Adam Hamari; First, Bill Miller; Second, Todd Tichenor; Third, CB Bucknor.
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