MMO Game Recap: Giants 5, Mets 4 In Crushing Defeat

An article by posted on June 8, 2014

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The Mets just lost in stunning fashion to the San Francisco Giants who scored two ninth inning runs to clinch a 5-4 victory in front of a packed house at AT&T Park.

Mets closer Jenrry Mejia came on to pitch the ninth with the team up 4-3. He struck out the first batter Angel Pagan, but the ball got away from Anthony Recker and his throw to Lucas Duda at first base was late, as the hustling Pagan beat it by a step.

Hunter Pence then lined a double to left-center that sent Pagan racing all the way around the bases to score the tying run.

A sac fly sent Pence to third an intentional walk put runners on first and third with one out and Michael Morse at the plate.

Boom! Morse blasted the first pitch he saw over the drawn in outfield to score Pence with the fifth run to give the Giants a shocking walk-off win.

It was Mejia’s first blown save since being named closer.

It was a crushing blow for the Mets who have now lost five straight games and are in danger of being swept in back to back series on this road trip.

Bartolo Colon pitched well despite some poor defense behind him and allowed just one earned run. 

The Mets took advantage of a very shaky Tim Hudson to score three early runs, but were actually pretty woeful and could have scored a lot more, leaving an incredible 12 runners on base.

This is without a doubt the worst loss of the season…

Travis d’Arnaud was optioned to the minors immediately after the game, David Wright was overruled and is being rested on Sunday, and all of a sudden things are looking pretty bleak for the Amazins.

The action resumes at 4:05 PM on Sunday when the Mets will try to avoid getting swept. Zack Wheeler and Tim Lincecum hook up in the finale at AT&T Park. 

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