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Game Recap: Mets squander two leads, fall to Giants

By Danny Abriano

The Mets blew two separate leads as they lost to the Giants by the score of 4-3 on Monday afternoon at Citi Field.

Aug 4, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) tosses his helmet after being called out on strikes by home plate umpire Ben May (97) during the third inning of a game against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Game Recap:

The Mets took an early 2-0 lead, when Daniel Murphy hit a two-run homer to right field off Tim Hudson in the bottom of the first.

Dillon Gee bent, but didn’t break, allowing the Giants to tie the game in the third, but making it through the fifth inning with the game tied, 2-2.

The Mets took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth, when David Wright delivered a run-scoring infield single with two outs.

Gee recorded the first two outs in the sixth, but was replaced by Vic Black after surrendering a two-out double. Black escaped the inning with the Mets’ lead still in tact.

In the top of the seventh, the Mets gifted the Giants a run. First, Chris Young jumped and failed to catch a fly ball by Hunter Pence that instead went for a leadoff triple (Juan Lagares appeared to be in position to make the catch). Later in the frame, Jeurys Familia uncorked a wild pitch that allowed the Giants to even things, 3-3. However, Juan Lagares gunned out Gregor Blanco at the plate to keep the game tied, and Josh Edgin induced a 6-4-3 double play as the Mets escaped the jam.

The game remained tied until the top of the ninth, when Jenrry Mejia – who appeared to be pitching with a side injury – allowed a two-out flare double to Pablo Sandoval that gave the Giants a 4-3 lead.

The Mets went down in order in the ninth as they lost their third game in four days.


  • Dillon Gee was better than he’s been recently, tossing 5.2 innings of tw0-run ball.

Next Up:

The Mets open a three-game series against the Nationals in Washington on Tuesday night.

Zack Wheeler gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals.