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Mets blow another early lead, fall to Giants 6-4

By Danny Abriano

In the final game of their 11-game road trip, the Mets fell to the Giants by the score of 6-4 as they were swept in their three-game set.

Game Recap:

The Mets jumped ahead early, when a two-run homer off the bat of Curtis Granderson gave them a 2-0 lead in the first.

Jun 8, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) prepares to deliver a pitch against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY SportsThe Mets  jumped out early when a two-run homer off the bat of

Curtis Granderson

gave them a 2-0 lead in the first inning.

In the bottom of the second, the Giants plated three runs off Zack Wheeler – two of which came on a two-out, two-strike double – as the Giants jumped ahead 3-0.

Wheeler allowed another run in the fourth on a run-scoring double play as the Giants extended their lead to 4-2.

The Mets cut the lead to 4-3 in the sixth when Curtis Granderson hit a long solo homer into McCovey Cove.

The Giants added on in the seventh on an RBI single after a leadoff hit and a wild pitch to increase their advantage to 5-3.

In the top of the eighth, the Mets drew within 5-4 on a run-scoring wild pitch, but Chris Young popped out to left with the tying run on third base to end the inning.

After Scott Rice surrendered a double in the bottom of the eighth, Vic Black relieved him and surrendered an RBI single that gave the Giants a 6-4 lead and closed out the scoring.


  • Zack Wheeler got the start and allowed four runs in 3 2/3 innings pitched. He allowed six hits, walked two, and struck out six. Wheeler was strangely lifted from the game with two outs in the fourth inning having amassed only 86 pitches.
  • Curtis Granderson had two home runs and three RBI.

Next Up:

The Mets are off on Monday.

They open a three-game series against the Brewers on Tuesday night at Citi Field.