September 17th - Giants 8, Mets 5


mets - zack wheeler 3Tuesday night on his home turf, Zach Wheeler had a losing battle with his control walking 6 in 5 innings, as former Met Angel Pagan had a huge night. The Giants beat the Mets 8-5. The Giants jumped out to a 3 nothing lead against Wheeler in the 2nd inning.  The rookie hurler committed the ultimate crime walking the opposing pitcher with the bases loaded to start the scoring.  Pagan added an rbi single and Gregor Blanco drove in the 3rd run on a fielders choice. In the 3rd  the Mets battled right back.  Ruben Tejada scored on a ground out by Eric Young Jr. to make it 3-1.  in the 4th Wilmer Flores’ rbi double made it 3-2, then Matt Den Dekker added an rbi run single, with Flores scoring on the throw and the Mets had a 4-3 lead. Wheeler surrendered the lead in the 5th on a rbi grounder by Buster Posey, in the 7th against reliever Sean Henn, Pagan homered, his 4th of the year, to give the Giants the lead for good. In the 8th, the Giants pulled away as Tony Abreu hit an rbi double,  Pagan tripled  scoring Abreu and it was 7-4. The 9th inning saw the return to action for Juerys Familia, and the rust showed as he yielded an rbi single by Hunter Pence and then needed David Aardsma to strike out the two batters he faced with the bases loaded to escape with only the 1 run scoring. The Mets staged a mini-rally in the bottom of the 9th loading the bases with 1 out. Daniel Murphy came through with an rbi single to make it 8-5.  Wheeler went 5 innings. He allowed  3 hits, 4 runs (all earned) he walked the 6 and struck out 3. He escapes with the no decision. Henn takes the loss he falls to 0-1. Offensively Pagan had a dream game in this return to Citi Field going 3 for 3 with 2 runs scored a single, triple and the homer and 3 rbi.  The Mets are now 67-83 on the year. Their record at Citi Field is only 31-44.  Wednesday night is game two of the series. Aaron Harang (5-12  5.70) who struck out 10, in six innings in his debut goes for his first win as a Met. Matt Cain (8-9  4.24) goes for SF.  https://www.facebook.com/MetsForum




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