June 10th 2015 -- Giants 8, Mets 5

Wednesday night In Flushing Matt Harvey gave up 3 home runs in a game for the first time in his career, the Giants beat the Mets 8-5. Harvey just didn’t have it on this night. The Giants took a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first when Nori Aoki singled and then came home immediately when Joe Panik homered off Harvey, his 6th on the year and second in two nights.  In the bottom of the first the Mets wasted no time tying up the game at 2 thanks to a 2 run single by Wilmer Flores.  As a matter of fact, the Mets gave Harvey a 4-2 lead to work with. They got RBI singles by Eric Campbell and Lucas Duda in the 4th and 5th consecutively.  In the 6th it all unraveled.  Buster Posey tied the game with a 2 run double.  Brandon Belt then hit an opposite field homer, his 8th on the year to make it 6-4.  Justin Maxwell then hit his 5th homer, a solo shot, and that was Harvey’s night.  The Mets came back to make it a 2 run game in the bottom of the 8th. Travis d’Arnaud in his first game back doubled down the left field line. Juan Lagares then tripled him home and it was 7-5. The Giants added 9th inning insurance against Jack Leathersich and Hansel Robles.  Posey hit an RBI double to score Aoki, Sean Gilmartin retired Belt and Brandon Crawford to end the threat.  Harvey went 6 allowing 9 hits 7 runs (all earned) walking 2 and striking out 2. He takes the loss falling to 6-4.  Harvey’s ERA on the year rises to 3.62, over his last 4 starts it’s 7.20. Veteran Tim Hudson went 5 allowing 4 runs on 8 hits but still notches the win. He’s now 4-5. Santiago Casilla pitched the 9th for his 18th save. The Mets managed 11 hits on the night. Flores, Curtis Granderson and Lagares had 2 hits apiece. Aoki had 4 hits, Panik 3 for the Giants. With the loss the Mets fall to 31-29 on the year and 21-10 at Citi Field. With a win by the Nats earlier in the day the Mets fall ½ games out of first in the NL East. Thursday night it’s the finale of this 3 game set. Jonathon Niese (3-6  4.43) looks to avoid the sweep for the Mets, Tim Lincecum (6-3 3.29) goes for San Francisco.
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