The New York Mets were defeated 6-4 by the San Francisco Giants on Sunday who completed the three game sweep of the Amazins at AT&T Park.
Zack Wheeler started the game for the Mets and looked nothing like the pitcher we’ve seen in his last three solid starts. The young righty suffered with command issues and lasted just 3.2 innings, needing Josh Edgin to come in and get the last out of the fourth. It was the shortest outing of his career. Wheeler allowed four earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out six in an 86 pitch effort.
Dana Eveland pitched two scoreless innings out of the pen, but the frequently used tandem of Carlos Torres and Scott Rice would allow another run each to cross the plate. Torres and Rice rank second and third in the NL in appearances.
The Mets took an early 2-0 lead when Daniel Murphy singled and Curtis Granderson launched the first of two home runs in the first. Grandy would belt a solo shot in the sixth to pull the Mets closer, the eight of the season for the $60 million dollar man.
The Mets final run came in the eighth inning when Murphy who had singled and moved to third on a Granderson double, scored when Giants pitcher Jean Machi uncorked a wild pitch.
Big day at the plate for Murphy and Granderson who had three hits apiece, but another dismal effort overall for the offense who struck out 11 times and went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
By the way, David Wright who was supposed to get the day off, pinch hit in the seventh with a man on and struck out to end the inning.
The Mets are now seven games below .500, the lowest point for them this season, and head back to New York losers of six straight games and back-to-back sweeps.