The Mets lost to the Giants this afternoon by a score of 4-3.
This is a tough loss to swallow for the Mets who were looking to split against the Giants. After Bartolo Colon got destroyed on Sunday, Dillon Gee pitched a decent game, surrendering two earned runs over his 5.2. The loss went to Jenrry Mejia who gave up the winning run in the 9th inning when Pablo Sandoval hit a ground rule double and Gregor Blanco scored.
Much of this game was dominated by defense, both good and bad. Curtis Granderson made a fantastic catch in the first inning and Blanco and Juan Lagares traded off throwing each other out on the base paths. Daniel Murphy scored after a wild throw by Buster Posey put him at third with two outs. David Wright drove him in a few pitches later. Later in the game, Jeurys Familia‘s wild pitch allowed the tying run to score. Murphy went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and a run scored.
Another theme of this game was the strike zone. Home plate umpire Ben May made a few questionable calls. One got Wright fired up, something we rarely see from the captain. Another close call made against Lucas Duda got Terry Collins ejected. Sergio Romo earned the win in relief and Santiago Casilla slammed the door with an 11 pitch 9th.