The New York Mets (61-75) took the rubber game of the series against the San Francisco Giants (68-70) with a 4-1 win at AT@T Park thanks to the great pitching of Noah Syndergaard.
Noah Syndergaard pitched for the Mets and he provided a very dominant outing. He breezed through his first seven hitters before Alen Hanson tripled on a ball that got by a diving Brandon Nimmo. He came around to score but Syndergaard settled in quite nicely after that.
He worked around a hit by Evan Longoria in the fourth. After that, the Giants could barely touch him. Syndergaard retired nine in a row at one point. In the seventh, Jay Bruce could not field a ball cleanly and that was San Fransisco’s only baserunner after the fourth.
In the eighth, Noah struck out two guys and the last pitch clocked in at 99 MPH. A satisfied Mickey Callaway decided to let him try the ninth inning. He struck out Gregor Blanco, got Joe Panik to pop up, and struck out Evan Longoria with a 99 MPH fastball to end it. A friendly reminder that a dominant Noah is un-hittable. His final line was: 9 IP, 2 H, ER, BB, 11 K.
The offense was quiet after that until the seventh inning. Todd Frazier doubled once again and Brandon Nimmo walked to give the Mets a prime scoring chance but Austin Jackson grounded into a double play.