Showing posts with label Giants at Mets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Giants at Mets. Show all posts

Friday, September 20, 2013

Recap: Game 152 - Giants (2) at Mets (1) - Bumgarner outdoes Niese in finale


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W: M. Bumgarner (13-9) L: J. Niese (7-8) S: J. Lopez (1)
HR: SF - None   NYM - None

Recap:

Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 in seven innings of four-hit ball, outpitching Jonathon Niese to lead San Francisco over the New York Mets 2-1 Thursday.

Juan Perez went 3 for 3 with an RBI single in his hometown, and the World Series champions won for the eighth time in 11 games. After taking two of three from the Mets, the Giants won't even change hotels -- they remain in New York this weekend to play three interleague games at Yankee Stadium.

Bumgarner (13-9) has gone 19 straight starts without yielding more than three earned runs, the longest streak by a San Francisco pitcher since Tim Lincecum's 19 in a row from 2007-08. The previous Giants hurler to do it during one season was Ed Whitson in 1980, according to STATS.

Following his 13th career game with double-digit strikeouts, Bumgarner needs one more K to reach 200 in a season for the first time. The All-Star left-hander surpassed 200 innings for the third consecutive year.

Niese (7-8) threw seven solid innings for the Mets, who rallied for four runs in the ninth to win 5-4 on Wednesday night. They batted .184 while going 4-7 on their penultimate homestand.

With a runner on second, Javier Lopez retired pinch-hitters Lucas Duda and Anthony Recker for his first save since Sept. 11 last year. Recker struck out to end a crisp game that took 2 hours, 37 minutes.

Giants closer Sergio Romo, who had a blown save Wednesday, was rested after throwing 50 pitches over the previous two days.

Daniel Murphy drove in the lone run for the Mets, who ended an 11-game homestand with just three wins.

Game Notes

Tony Abreu had two hits for the Giants ... New York won the season series from the Giants, 4-2.


Box Score:

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Giants - Game 152


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Giants - Game 152

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Josh Satin, 1b
  3. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  4. Andrew Brown, rf
  5. Wilmer Flores, 3b
  6. Juan Lagares, cf
  7. Travis d’Arnaud, c
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Jonathon Niese, lhp

Preview: Game 152 - Giants at Mets - Bumgarner vs Niese


San Francisco Giants (70-82) at New York Mets (68-83) 1:10 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
M. Bumgarner (L) 30 12-9 2.836.08-53.259/13@LADW6.0521-018.02.00
J. Niese (L) 21 7-7 3.885.23-42.699/13MIAW6.1631-118.05.00

Preview:

The New York Mets are trying to conclude this 11-game homestand with five wins in seven games after being swept by Washington in a four-game set.

Jonathan Niese (7-7, 3.88 ERA) could help since he's 4-1 with a 3.13 ERA in seven starts since returning from a partially torn left rotator cuff. The left-hander has been particularly impressive in three home games, going 2-0 with a 1.61 ERA.

Niese is 1-1 with a 3.10 ERA in three career starts versus the Giants. He last faced them Aug. 1, 2012, when he allowed one run in seven innings of a 2-1 road win.

San Francisco will counter Niese with Madison Bumgarner (12-9, 2.83), one of the club's most consistent starters.

The left-hander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in 18 straight starts, San Francisco's longest such streak since Tim Lincecum went 19 games from Aug. 16, 2007-June 11, 2008.

He got plenty of help in his only visit to Citi Field on April 23, 2012, allowing one run and three hits in seven innings of a 7-2 victory.

Gregor Blanco has been superb at the plate during a seven-game hitting streak, going 12 for 23 (.522) with five RBIs and five runs. He had a two-run homer Wednesday, but he's just 1 for 6 versus Niese.

Buster Posey is 4 for 8 with two doubles and a homer off the Mets starter, but he's 1 for 17 while the Giants are 3-2 on this 10-game road trip.

Happy Recap: Game 151 - Giants (4) at Mets (5) - Satin delivers in the 9th


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W: V. Black (2-0) L: S. Romo (4-8)
HR: SF - G. Blanco (3)   NYM - None

Recap:

The New York Mets were shut down by Matt Cain for almost eight innings, the Mets fought back against San Francisco's bullpen. Pinch-hitter Zach Lutz had an RBI double and Juan Centeno, making his major league debut, singled in a run off closer Sergio Romo (4-8).

Josh Satin hit a two-run single to cap a four-run outburst that sent New York past the San Francisco Giants 5-4 on Wednesday night, moments after Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada broke his right leg.

Tejada was injured when he tumbled over sliding left fielder Andrew Brown to catch a popup in the ninth inning. Tejada, who knocked shins with the oncoming Brown, initially stayed in the game but was lifted for Lutz in the bottom of the inning.

Satin had a career-best three RBI, including a sacrifice fly against Cain in the eighth. Vic Black (2-0) pitched a perfect inning for the win.

Matt Cain scattered six singles over 7 2/3 innings and did not allow an earned run. New York pushed only one runner to second base before the eighth.

New York gave away a run with two embarrassing errors in the fourth. Satin bobbled a leadoff grounder to third by Crawford, who scored when Brown flubbed Blanco's two-out fly to right.

Game Notes

The Mets pitching staff combined for 14 strikeouts ... Romo blew his fifth save of the season ... Mets rookie C Travis d'Arnaud sat out with a sore right shoulder. He was hit by a foul ball Tuesday night and left the game two innings later. Collins said he hopes d'Arnaud can play Thursday. ... Centeno started behind the plate and singled his second time up for his first career hit. ... Mets CF Juan Lagares snapped an 0-for-19 skid with a second-inning single. ...

Box Score:

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Giants - Game 151


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Giants - Game 151

  1. Eric Young Jr. - LF
  2. Josh Satin - 3B
  3. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  4. Andrew Brown - RF
  5. Lucas Duda - 1B
  6. Juan Lagares - CF
  7. Ruben Tejada - SS
  8. Juan Centeno - C
  9. Aaron Harang - RHP

Preview: Game 151 - Giants at Mets - Cain vs Harang


San Francisco Giants (70-81) at New York Mets (67-83) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
M. Cain (R) 28 8-9 4.246.14-23.569/12@LADND7.0610-116.23.24
A. Harang (R) 1 0-1 4.506.00-14.509/12WSHL6.0430-218.25.30

Preview:

Matt Cain will face the Mets Tonight, as he will try to forget the last outing he had against them. In one of the worst starts of Cain's career on July 10 , he failed to make it out of the first inning for the only time in 263 starts. He was lifted after recording only two outs, allowing three runs, two hits and three walks in a 7-2 loss.

Now Cain will try to lead the San Francisco Giants to a fifth straight win Wednesday night when they continue a three-game set at Citi Field.

Since that early exit, the right-hander has gone 3-3 with a 2.65 ERA in nine starts. Cain (8-9, 4.24 ERA) had his second consecutive strong outing Thursday after spending 15 days on the disabled list with a bruised right forearm. He limited the Dodgers to two runs - one earned - in seven innings of a 3-2 loss.

Cain was 3-1 with a 2.01 ERA in his previous five starts versus New York (67-83) before that abbreviated July outing.

Recap: Game 150 - Giants (8) at Mets (5) - Pagan puts on a show a Citi


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W: Y. Petit (4-0) L: S. Henn (0-1)
HR: SF - A. Pagan (4)   NYM - None

Recap:

Angel Pagan puts on a show at Citi Field.  Pagan hit a home run, tripled and drove in three runs on a perfect night at the plate against his former team, leading Yusmeiro Petit and the Giants past the New York Mets 8-5 on Tuesday.

The switch-hitter went 3 for 3 with two walks and scored twice for the defending World Series champions, who have won four straight and seven of nine to improve to 70-81. His tie breaking home run in the seventh inning made a winner of Petit (4-0) in his second start since nearly pitching a perfect game.

Angel Pagan spent four seasons with the Mets before they traded him to San Francisco in December 2011. He helped the Giants win a championship last year and then re-signed with them for $40 million over four years.

Tony Abreu added an RBI double against Gonzalez Germen in the eighth, and Pagan's triple off the wall in right-center made it 7-4. Hunter Pence singled home a run in the ninth for his 20th RBI in his past seven games.

The Mets had their chances when Giants reliever Sandy Rosario issued a leadoff walk in the ninth and left with a strained right hip. Sergio Romo gave up an RBI single to Daniel Murphy before retiring Lucas Duda and pinch-hitter Andrew Brown with the bases loaded to end it.

Mets starter Zack Wheeler threw 107 pitches over five innings against his former club. The rookie walked a career-high six -- four in the second inning. In all, seven New York pitchers combined to issue a season-high 10 walks.

Game Notes

Prior to the game, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey decided he will hold off on surgery on his right elbow, instead optioning for a rehabilitation process... Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud left in the fourth after taking a foul ball off his shoulder the inning prior ... The Giants ended a five-game losing streak to the Mets ... The Giants have won all five of Petit's starts. Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud left in the fourth after taking a foul ball off his shoulder the inning prior ... The Giants ended a five-game losing streak to the Mets ... The Giants have won all five of Petit's starts.

Box Score:

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Giants - Game 150


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Giants - Game 150

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Juan Lagares, cf
  3. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  4. Lucas Duda, 1b
  5. Wilmer Flores, 3b
  6. Matt den Dekker, rf
  7. Travis d’Arnaud, c
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Zack Wheeler, rhp

Preview: Game 150 - Giants at Mets - Petit vs Wheeler


San Francisco Giants (69-81) at New York Mets (67-82) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
Y. Petit (R) 4 3-0 2.535.02-03.009/11COLND5.2632-020.22.18
Z. Wheeler (R) 16 7-5 3.225.22-44.439/11WSHL7.0811-218.22.41

Preview:

The New York Mets (67-82) will be hosts to the San Francisco Giants (69-81) in the opener of the three game series at Citi Field. The Giants like the Mets have nothing to play for, but seek a fourth consecutive victory Tuesday night while trying to end their recent struggles against the New York Mets.

San Francisco has dropped five in a row to the Mets - all at home - but won two straight and six of eight at New York.

Giant outfielder Hunter Pence has homered in a career-high four straight contests after hitting two in San Francisco's 4-3 win at Dodger Stadium on Sunday. The Giants took the final three of the four-game set against NL West-leading Los Angeles, and have won six of eight overall.

Pence, who has tied a career high with 25 home runs, has hit six while going 13 for 25 in the last six games. His 19 RBIs during that stretch are the most for a Giants player since it became an official statistic in 1920.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sad Recap: Game 16 (Game 2 DH) - Giants at Mets - What a Bummer, Mets Lose Again 7-2


Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

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W: M. Bumgarner (3-1) L: D. Gee (1-2)
HR: SF - P. Sandoval (3),H. Sanchez (1)   NYM - None

Recap:

Madison Bumgarner allowed three hits over seven innings, Hector Sanchez hit his first major league home run and the Giants downed the Mets, 7-2, in the nightcap of Monday's doubleheader.

San Francisco won the opener, 6-1, behind five solid innings from Tim Lincecum and home runs from Nate Schierholtz and Buster Posey.

Bumgarner (3-1) was charged with one run, struck out four and walked two for the Giants, who took three of four from the Mets in this series and have won eight of their last 11 overall.

Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer in the first inning, Sanchez finished with three RBI and Gregor Blanco knocked in a pair.

Dillon Gee (1-2) gave up seven runs on 12 hits over 6 2/3 innings in the loss, while Daniel Murphy and Justin Turner had an RBI apiece for New York, which has dropped six of its last eight games.

Box Score:

Recap: Game 15 (Game 1 DH) - Giants at Mets - Lincecum wins his first, Mets Lose 6-1


Final Score: San Francisco 6, New York 1

Tim Lincecum allowed one run over five innings, Nate Schierholtz and Buster Posey both homered and the Giants defeated the Mets, 6-1, in the opener of Monday's doubleheader.

Lincecum (1-2) gave up four hits, walked five and struck out eight. Schierholtz went 3-for-5 with a triple and a three-run homer and Posey hit a solo shot in the first.

San Francisco has won seven of its last 10 games overall and two of three to begin this series, which concludes tonight.

Miguel Batista (0-1), making his first start of the season, lasted just 3 2/3 innings and was charged with six runs -- three earned -- on seven hits and three walks. Mike Baxter had an RBI double for the Mets, losers of five of their last seven games.

San Francisco got to Batista early, pushing a pair of runs across in the first. Melky Cabrera reached with a one-out walk, stole second and scored on Pablo Sandoval's line drive to right. Sandoval was thrown out at second by Lucas Duda, but Posey followed with a homer to left-center.

New York made it 2-1 in the second when Ruben Tejada drew a two-out walk and Baxter followed with a double to right, but Schierholtz stretched the margin in the third.

Batista retired the first two batters of the inning before Sandoval reached on an error by Ike Davis at first. A walk to Posey preceded Schierholtz's line drive homer to right, which made it 5-1.

Brandon Crawford tacked on an RBI double in the fourth and the Mets failed to score again against Lincecum, who had allowed a total of 16 runs in his previous three starts this season. In the fifth, New York loaded the bases with one out, but Davis grounded into an inning-ending double play.

Guillermo Mota relieved Lincecum in the sixth and faced the minimum before New York loaded the bases again in the seventh. Pinch-hitter Justin Turner led off with a single and Kirk Nieuwenhuis followed with a double to place runners at second and third. Mota retired the next two batters -- Daniel Murphy and David Wright -- before Jeremy Affeldt walked Lucas Duda. But Davis again grounded out to end the inning.

Game Notes

Sandoval has hit safely in all 15 games this season, which marks the club's second-longest hit streak to begin a season in San Francisco-era (since 1958) history. Willie Mays owns the record with 16 games (1960)...Lincecum improved to 4-0 in his last four starts against the Mets dating back to 2010...Josh Thole went 1-for-4 and has reached base safely in all 14 games he's played, which marks the longest streak to begin a season for a Mets catcher.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Giants - Game 15 (Game 1 DH)


Mets Starting Lineup  - Game 15 - Game 1 Double Header vs Giants:
  1. Nieuwenhuis-CF
  2. Murphy-2B
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Duda-RF
  5. Davis-1B
  6. Thole-C
  7. Tejada-SS
  8. Baxter-LF
  9. Batista-RHP

Matchup Report: Tim Lincecum vs Mets - Mets will look for Murphy and Davis to provide some offense against Lincecum



New York Mets Career statistics vs. Tim Lincecum
BATTERABH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBPSLGOPS
Mike Baxter1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jason Bay10 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 .200 .333 .200 .533
Ronny Cedeno3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ike Davis9 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .333 .400 .333 .733
Lucas Duda3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Scott Hairston9 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 .111 .273 .111 .384
Daniel Murphy8 3 2 0 0 2 0 2 .375 .375 .625 1.000
Ruben Tejada5 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .333 .200 .533
Josh Thole5 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 .400 .500 .600 1.100
Justin Turner3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
David Wright17 2 0 0 0 1 2 11 .118 .211 .118 .328
Totals73154004929.205.293.260.553

The Mets will face the Giants Ace Tim Lincecum this afternoon and the Mets just like the rest of the NL have not hit him. The Mets hitters that have faced him are collectively batting .205 (15 for 73).

Only David Murphy (.375) and Ike Davis (.333) have had some success against Lincecum... While hot hitting David Wright has done poorly against him hitting only .205  ....All in all, it should make for a interesting afternoon...

LGM!

Preview - Games 15/16 (Double Header) - Giants at Mets - Mets will Open Up Against Lincecum



San Francisco Giants (7-7) at New York Mets (8-6), 4:10 & 7:40 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Game One: San Francisco - Tim Lincecum (0-2,10.54) New York - Miguel Batista (0-0,5.40)

Game Two: San Francisco - Madison Bumgarner (2-1, 3.63) New York - Dillon Gee (1-1, 2.92)

The New York Mets and San Francisco Giants close their four-game series this afternoon with a traditional doubleheader at Citi Field.

Rainy conditions in New York made today's double-dip necessary.

Fans in attendance today could see some history, as Mets third baseman David Wright is tied with Darryl Strawberry for the most RBI in team history.

Wright went hitless in four at-bats in Saturday's 5-4 New York win. He had a 10-game hitting streak stopped and remains at 733 career RBI, tied with Strawberry.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Today's Game Against the Giants will be Postponed


Today's Game (15) against the Giants will be postponed due to rain.

Preview - Game 15 - Giants at Mets - Mets Look to Beat Lincecum






San Francisco Giants (7-7) at New York Mets (8-6), 1:10 p.m.


Probable Starting Pitchers: San Francisco - Tim Lincecum (0-2, 10.54) New York - Dillon Gee (1-1, 2.92)

With David Wright on the verge of setting a Mets franchise record, the only thing that may stop the veteran third baseman from passing Darryl Strawberry's all-time club RBI record may be the weather.

Rainy conditions are expected Sunday at Citi Field when the Mets continue their four-game series against the San Francisco Giants. Wright went hitless in four at-bats in Saturday's 5-4 New York win. He had a 10-game hitting streak stopped and remains at 733 career RBI, tied with Strawberry.

If the weather does hold up, two-time NL Cy Young winner and four-time All- Star Tim Lincecum will try to get his first win of the season. The right- hander lasted six innings against the Phillies and gave up eight hits and five runs in a loss on Monday. He's 3-1 with a 2.87 ERA in seven starts vs. the Mets.

Dillon Gee, who threw seven solid innings in a win at Atlanta on Monday, counters for the Mets. The righty will make his first start against San Francisco.

Yesterday, in a ninth inning filled with mistakes, the Giants made the last one. The Mets blew a three-run lead in the top of the ninth when center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis failed to catch a fly ball with two outs that allowed two runs to score.

Recap: Game 14 - Giants at Mets - Posey's Error Leads To Mets Win


Final Score: New York 5, San Francisco 4

In a ninth inning filled with mistakes, the San Francisco Giants made the last one and it gave the New York Mets a 5-4 victory in the second of a four-game set at Citi Field.

The Mets blew a three-run lead in the top of the ninth when center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis failed to catch a fly ball with two outs that allowed two runs to score.

Nieuwenhuis then came up with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the inning and hit a ground ball to first baseman Brandon Belt, who threw home for the force out. Buster Posey tried for the double play and the catcher's relay to first went wide of the bag, allowing Ruben Tejada to slide across with the winning run.

Posey's leg was clipped by New York's Scott Hairston coming from third on the force out and may have contributed to the poor throw. Giants manager Bruce Bochy briefly argued that Hairston was out of the baseline when he slid.

"People just put the ball in play and some crazy stuff happened," surmised Giants first baseman Brandon Belt. "That's baseball."

The Mets appeared on their way to a win in the top of the ninth with a 4-1 lead and closer Frank Francisco on the mound after starter Mike Pelfrey threw eight brilliant innings.

Posey started the inning with a single and Nate Schierholtz drew a one-out walk before Emmanuel Burriss chased in a run with a single, ending Francisco's chance at the save. Tim Byrdak fanned pinch hitter Hector Sanchez and Jon Rauch got Belt to hit a fly ball to shallow center field. Tejada went back from shortstop and gave up on the ball, but Nieuwenhuis came late from deep center and couldn't make the adjustment as it fell behind him for a double that allowed both runners to score and tie the game.

"That was a tough play, it was a very tough play. [Nieuwenhuis] was playing way back preventing no doubles, and then you have winds, and the high sky, and the sun and everything else. It happens," Rauch said.

Lucas Duda led off the home ninth against Clay Hensley (1-1) with a single to center and pinch runner Hairston took second on a bunt by Josh Thole. Tejada drew a walk and Justin Turner followed with a potential double-play grounder to shortstop. Burriss went to make the throw to second, but Aubrey Huff, who had moved over to second from first base when Belt pinch hit in the top of the inning, forgot to cover second and actually broke toward first. Burriss' hurried throw to first was then late, loading the bases to set the stage for Nieuwenhuis.

Tejada drove in three runs for the Mets, who bounced back from Friday's 10- inning loss and halted a three-game slide while stopping San Francisco's three-game win streak. Daniel Murphy stroked three hits and Ike Davis also knocked in a run in the victory.

Pelfrey was sensational, surrendering just a run on six hits with a walk and three strikeouts. Rauch (2-0) was credited with the victory.

Ryan Vogelsong went the first seven innings for the Giants and was touched for three runs on five hits with two walks and tied a career high with eight strikeouts.

Pablo Sandoval knocked in the first San Francisco run with a third-inning single and has hit safely in all 14 games this season. It's the second-longest hit streak to start a season in San Francisco history, behind only Willie Mays' 16-game run to start 1960.

In the third, Angel Pagan doubled after the first two batters were retired and Melky Cabrera drew a walk before Sandoval's single chased home the run.

New York tied it in the fifth when Duda worked a leadoff walk, raced to third on a single by Thole and scored the tying run on a fielder's choice grounder by Tejada.

The Mets broke a 1-1 deadlock with two runs in the seventh inning. Jason Bay led off with a single just under the outstretched glove of a diving Cabrera in left field and Duda drew a walk. Thole's sacrifice advanced the runners, although Vogelsong appeared to have a play at third on the bunt, and Tejada doubled just inside the bag at the third to chase home two.

New York tacked on an unearned run in the eighth against Javier Lopez when Murphy singled, took third on an error at first by Huff and scored on an infield hit by Davis. The Mets ran themselves out of a potential big inning when Davis was picked off at first by Posey, who then threw out David Wright trying to steal third.

Game Notes

Wright, who surpassed Mookie Wilson for the sixth-most games played in Mets history with 1,117, went 0-for-4 and had a 10-game hitting streak stopped. He had also reached base twice in each of the 10 games he had played, the longest stretch at the start of a season since Kenny Lofton did it in 12 straight games in 1999...Bay extended his hitting streak to seven straight games, as did Pagan...Posey went 2-for-4 and has 11 hits in his last 20 at-bats...The Mets also snapped a three-game home skid...Tim Lincecum, still looking for his first win of the season, is scheduled to start Sunday for San Francisco against Dillon Gee.

Box Score:

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Giants - Game 14


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Giants - Game 14

  1. Nieuwenhuis-CF
  2. Murphy-2B
  3. Wright-3B
  4. Davis-1B
  5. Bay-LF
  6. Duda-RF
  7. Thole-C
  8. Tejada-SS
  9. Pelfrey-P

Preview - Game 14 - Giants at Mets - Pelfrey Vies For His First Win


San Francisco Giants 7-6 (Road: 3-4) at NY Mets 7-6 (Home: 4-3) 1:10pm ET

SF: R. Vogelsong (0-1, 2.84)
NYM: M. Pelfrey (0-0, 3.09)


 
The San Francisco Giants are heating up, while the New York Mets are cooling considerably.

Pablo Sandoval looks to keep the Giants rolling and extend his season-opening hitting streak to the team's longest in 52 years Saturday when they face the Mets at Citi Field.

San Francisco (7-6) has won six of eight and three in a row after opening this four-game wraparound series with a 4-3 victory in 10 innings Friday.

The loss was the third in a row for New York (7-6) after winning seven of its first 10.

Sandoval, who had two hits Friday, is batting .340 with nine RBIs during a 13-game hitting streak, the longest by a Giant to open a season since Rich Aurilia in 2001. No San Francisco player has put together a longer hitting streak to start a season since Willie Mays had a 16-game run to open 1960.

Sandoval owns a .325 average in 19 career meetings with the Mets.

Buster Posey is also thriving at the plate, as his season average has spiked 125 points to .375 thanks to a 9-for-16 stretch over the last four games.

Posey made his season debut at first base Friday, and manager Bruce Bochy may decide to leave him there after backup catcher Hector Sanchez had two hits, including a go-ahead RBI single in the 10th.

"He trusts me," said Sanchez, batting .300 with four RBIs in five games. "This is great for me."

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.
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