Giants Rocked Us Like A Hurri-Cain, Mets Fall 4-2

An article by posted on July 11, 2011

Mike Pelfrey went a quality six innings, but the Mets defense didn’t do him any favors and the offense didn’t either in their 4-2 loss against the Giants

Game Notes

Mike Pelfrey had a quality start today, and if it weren’t for the third inning the outcome of this game could’ve gone in another direction all together. Pelfrey went six innings and allowed two runs on eight hits, walking two and striking out five including the side in the sixth. He had good control today, but was hurt by a lackluster defense that included errors from Angel Pagan and Daniel Murphy. Pelfrey has had two straight good starts, but even in allowing two runs today, this start was significantly better then his start versus the Dodgers.

Today’s bullpen usage was awkward, but could possibly work in future iterations. Jonathon Niese came out to work the seventh, and after Lucas Duda caught and dropped a ball (it was scored a single, not an error) and after an out Niese gave up a double on a hanging curveball. After that, D.J. Carrasco came out and allowed both of Jon Niese’s baserunners to score, but then got out of the inning. Manny Acosta came out to work the ninth

The offense today just couldn’t put any runs across in the early innings. The Mets managed extra base hits, including a Lucas Duda triple but they just couldn’t push runs across. The problem has been being patient and waiting for a good pitch when the situation calls for it. The Mets are still walking at a good clip and wearing pitchers down, but when runners are in scoring position now, the Mets who are patient are becoming first pitch swingers.

Random Facts

Nick Evans now 2 for 19 with eighth inning pinch hit home run.

Justin Turner went 4 for 5 with an RBI. Positive offensive output from Justin going into the break.

Beltran – 0 for 3 with two strikeouts and a walk. One of the few off games for Carlos.

Turning Point

D.J. Carrasco allowing the two inherited baserunners to score. 2-0 is easier to overcome than 4-0.

Game Ball

Mike Pelfrey, for pitching a good game that allowed his team a chance to win. Its just a shame he got absolutely no offense.

On Deck

All Star break, recaps will not return until Friday when the Mets return to Citi Field to play the Phillies at 7:05 P.M.

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