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Series Recap: Mets Avoid Sweep, Giants Take Two Games

By Unknown author

The Mets dropped the first two games in the series against the reigning champion Giants, but neither loss was a bad one. The Mets came within inches of winning game one, but failed to capitalized on a few offensive opportunities. R.A. Dickey’s poor outing didn’t help things (even he admitted fault). Game two was a different animal, as the Mets faced a worthy competitor–Tim Lincecum. Lincecum shut-down and shut-out the Mets, striking out twelve batters, while only giving-up five hits. However, to avoid the sweep, the Mets fought tooth-and-nail in the final contest, leaning on Carlos Beltran’s glorious bat. The veteran delivered a two-run home-run in the fifth inning solidifying the Mets lead, and eventual win.

METS GAME 1 HIGHLIGHTS (Giants Win, 7-6)

  • R.A. Dickey pitched six innings, surrendering seven hits, six earned-runs, one walk, and one strike-out. He got the no-decision.
  • Jose Reyes was perfect at the plate, going 3-3 with three walks. Reyes also smacked a double and stole his eleventh base.
  • Carlos Beltran hit his fourth home-run and tenth double of the season. Beltran also knocked-in three RBI.
  • Ike Davis continued his mean-streak, hitting his sixth home-run.
  • Josh Thole went 3-5, but had a lot of trouble catching R.A. Dickey.
  • Taylor Buchholz gave-up a home-run to Aubrey Huff in the tenth inning, and was tagged with the loss.

METS GAME 2 HIGHLIGHTS (Giants Win, 2-0):

  • Dan Murphy hit his seventh double of the season.
  • David Wright recorded a walk and his seventh stolen base.
  • Carlos Beltran collected two hits against Lincecum, including his eleventh double.
  • Ronny Paulino got the start over Josh Thole, and responded with two hits.
  • Chris Capuano pitched a solid 6.3 innings, giving up two earned-runs on eight hits, three walks, while striking out five batters. He took the loss, and is now 2-3 on the season.


  • Mike Pelfrey pitched 7.6 innings, giving up just four hits, one earned-run, two walks, while striking out five batters. It was his second win of the season.
  • Jason Bay returned in fine fashion, going 1-3 with a walk, double, and run-scored.
  • Jose Reyes hit his third triple of the season, while collected two RBI.
  • Carlos Beltran put the game away in the fifth inning with a two-run home-run. It was his fifth of the season.
  • David Wright upped his stole base total to eight, and also collected a hit and a walk.
  • Francisco Rodriguez got the plus-inning save, though he did surrender a hit and two walks before notching his seventh slammed door.