Pitching, pitching, and more pitching. At least that’s the Giants’ motto. Giants starter Matt Cain curbed Mets hitters over six innings, allowing five hits, three walks, no runs, and four strikeouts. The Mets did make it close, scoring a few runs off relievers Jeremy Affeldt and Brian Wilson, thanks to a season-first Nick Evans homerun and a Justin Turner RBI-double, but it was still too few. Mike Pelfrey pitched decently, allowing eight hits, two earned-runs, two walks, and five strikeouts in six innings, but he lacked proper offensive, defensive, and relief support. The Mets are now only one game above the .500 mark.
METS GAME HIGHLIGHTS:
- Mike Pelfrey hurled six innings, allowing eight hits, two earned-runs, two walks, and five strikeouts. He is now 5-8.
- Jon Niese made a surprise relief outing, but it wasn’t successful. The usual-starter allowed two hits and two earned-runs in just 1/3 of an inning.
- Justin Turner collected four hits, including two doubles. He also had a RBI off Brian Wilson in the ninth.
- Lucas Duda smacked his second triple of 2011.
- Nick Evans jacked a pinch-hit solo shot off Matt Cain.
- Mets hitters had seven extra-base hits.
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