Posted by Craig Mitchell at 6:15 PM
Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco, a throwing error by Brandon Crawford allowed Ruben Tejada to score the go head run in the 6th inning, the Mets take 2 of 3 from the Giants with a 4-1 win. Jacob deGrom pitched like the All-Star he is going 8 shutout innings allowing 2 hits walking 1 and striking out 10. Jake Peavy started for the Giants and was matching deGrom until the sixth when Tejada came home with the unearned run. In the 7th Juan Lagares brought home the 2nd run on a fielder’s choice. Eric Campbell hit a 2 run homer in the 9th to cap the scoring, his 3rd on the year at the first homer by a Met other that Curtis Granderson in 15 games. Peavy goes 7 innings allowing 6 hits 2 runs (1 earned) walking 1 and striking out 5. deGrom improves to 9-6 and drops his era to 2.14. Bobby Parnell pitched the 9th in a non-safe situation and yielded a RBI single by Hunter Pence. Jeury Familia was then beckoned to finish the 9th and earn his 24th save. Peavy falls to 0-4 for the Giants. The Met offense scattered 7 singles and scratched out the 2 runs to win it. With the win the Mets improve to 44-42 and are now 15-28 on the road and surprisingly take 4 of 6 on this California road swing. The Nats were postponed to the Mets gain a half game and now trail by 3 in 2nd place in the east. The Braves lost, so the Mets now lead the Braves by 1 1/2 games. Next up the Mets come home for the a 3 game set with the Diamondbacks that will lead into the All-Star Break. Friday night Noah Syndergaard (3-4 3.38) goes for the Mets, Chase Anderson (4-2 3.71) goes for Arizona.