The Mets had a three-run lead entering the sixth inning Saturday night. However, David Wright threw wide of second base, putting runners in scoring position, after which Angel Pagan ripped a two-out, two-run single to bring the Giants to within one run.
“Just a stupid play by me,” Wright said, looking frustrated. “I fielded the ball, was going to go to first, and then changed my mind at the last second and tried to throw it to second. Just dumb. Just flat-out dumb. … It’s easy to point fingers at some of the things that happened later in the game, but we had a play to get out of an inning and cut off their momentum and I made bonehead play and feel poorly about that.”
They Giants eventually won the game in the bottom of the ninth inning.
“You can’t give good teams more than three outs,” Terry Collins said after the game. “If you do, you’re going to get burned by it. We didn’t make a couple of plays tonight that we have to make to give us a chance to win.”