Game Recap: Giants 4, Mets 2

Result: The Mets lost to the Giants, 4-2, in San Francisco late Friday night.



Need to Know: Buster Posey hit a tie-breaking, two-run home run off off Carlos Torres in the eight inning. … The Mets bullpen has a major league-worst 15 losses. … Matt Cain allowed two runs and three hits in seven innings. He had a no hitter through five innings until Ruben Tejada led off the sixth inning with a  single … Daniel Murphy hit a two-run home run for the Mets, who lost their fourth straight game. … Jon Niese allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings, extending his streak of consecutive starts allowing three earned runs or fewer to 16. … Travis d’Arnaud was 0-for-3 and is now hitting .180. … The Giants became the first team in the majors to reach 40 wins.


Game Ball:  Kevin Burkhardt, who did a terrific job on air filling in for Gary Cohen.


Links: AP Recap | Boxscore | Video Hightlights


What’s Next: The Mets and Giants continue their three-game series in San Francisco on Saturday at 10:05 pm ET. The Mets will start Bartolo Colon (5-5, 4.52 ERA) against Tim Hudson (6-2, 1.75 ERA).




69 comments
John Paul Cullinane
John Paul Cullinane

Burkhardt has become very good at everything he does...he does a great job with the NFL as well...

Michael Zvirblis
Michael Zvirblis

WOR radio had brains not to air the rerun last night. They're as pathetic as The Mets.

bptomatoes
bptomatoes

we are not that far away. cheer up.

if Thor lives up to the high ceiling projection and Harvey returns to form and you have Niese and Degrom. you can use as a fifth starter a guy like hefner. top 5 rotation in mlb.

you can dump Colon and let someone pay next year's $10 million and use that 10 million towards hitting. Trade Gee as he is arbitration eligible and will get $10 million. trade Wheeler for bat.

CY is gone. EY is gone. JLag will continue to develop.

montero goes to pen and will fill in when starter goes down. Dice K has rubber arm and eats lots of innings and may still be ok to keep.

Parnell and Black and Meija and Edgin and Rice will probably be back. the pen projects as a top 15 in mlb.

These moves can be made without increasing payroll. if Fred can spend $15 million more coupled with trades we are very competitive next year.

robby
robby

The Mets are going to be swept by the Giants and they deserve it.  Hope the majority don't go to any games at citifiled so management can feel the squeeze even more so. 

nwmets
nwmets

Kevin Burkhardt is a terrible announcer -- you could tell even Keith wasn't having a great time.

steve333
steve333

At mid season the Mets are going to have to trade a starter or two for some offense.

This team is just sad

WoodsideNative
WoodsideNative

Most of the time these guys look lost. Almost all of them look like they have that "deer in the headlights" look. The new kids maybe are a little better but then they all wonder if they're playing the next day or not. Not good for them either.

And this I put, on top of other stuff, Collins.  Though million dollar players shouldn't need a kick in the pants to do their best, Collins has that same lost look when you see him in the dugout. He might have been good with the kids in the minors but he's no motivator. 


I know Collins won't be gone until the end of the year, if then, but they need Wally. Unless he has swallowed the Wilpon pill he should light a fire under these guys. After all, most now have played for him at some stretch so they know what he'd expect.


Time for a change, but it won't come soon enough for this year!

openmind6
openmind6

I didn't watch the game, but you know it's bad when the best thing about it was KEVIN BURKHARDT.

thjopr6986
thjopr6986

These recaps , along with just about everything on this site has become UNreadable. I bet the Wipons are running this site. It would make sense then.

nhmetsfan
nhmetsfan

Bullpen ERA 7.44 in 9 2/3rds last 4 losses

Bullpen ERA 1.09 in 24 2/3rds in five game series with Phils


No room for error with this team

kefhrny17
kefhrny17

Game ball to KB?? He sucked! If anybody deserved the game ball, it's us for watching this trash.

Bob Higgins
Bob Higgins

Great story in the New York post . How Sandy and company suck on picking players. 42 Home runs last year..  I love the Mets but my season is over cant wait for Football season .

Jerry Colfer
Jerry Colfer

Thank you Kevin and Gary! And a special ball for Jay Horowitz, and another for the Travel Secretary. I love loser ball shout outs!

Jerry Colfer
Jerry Colfer

Jon Niese looked and continues to stymie batters. As far as the others...rest DW, rest Murph, rest whoever you want. WGAF!

Thanks Fred and Jeff, you guys rock...or should be stoned.

metzsuc
metzsuc

game ball for a loss?  I got two game balls for the whole mets team

illnagas
illnagas

While terry may not have an all star team, he sucks at the 2 biggest things that a manager does in baseball (lineups and pitching changes).

Also, for a team whose main priority is the development of future talent, TC's "hot hand" style of management is the worst.

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

This is just painful to watch. At this point they aren't able to add any payroll to help so I guess it's now going to be about the trade watch and salary dumps.

Niese should return decent value. Cheap, signed and lefty. Nice alternative to an old expensive Cliff Lee. 

Colon who knows. How much are we going to have to eat on that deal?

Gee? Can he get back and show he's fine? 

Murphy? Duda? 

illnagas
illnagas

Game ball to the broadcaster? Ouch

lindro88
lindro88

I guess if Wally Backman were managing, Posey wouldn't have homered for the 1st place Giants. Torres would have mowed him down. Or maybe our offense would have put 7 on the board. I'd love it if this were about the manager. It would be easy to fix. It's about the whole team. #notgood

Robby Johnson
Robby Johnson

So we've now arrived at the "Kevin Burkhardt gets the Game Ball" level of futility.  Things are really on the upswing.

magma123
magma123

Dusty Baker.... hes available... the Reds fired a wining manager... hes always been a winning guy.  I firmly believe that some people just have that drive to always win and accept nothing else.  Tom Seaver had it.  Pete Rose had it.  Terry Collins may have had a winning record before the Mets, but was always a second place manager.

fatherflot
fatherflot

Terry:  don't answer the 2 AM knock at your door.

Steven Desai
Steven Desai

This offense is absolutely brutal. We'll be talking about Mets salvaging a series soon enough. 

Brandon Hillman
Brandon Hillman

Niese to Pittsburgh for top hitting prospects. For that matter he cou..ld get just as good a hall as dickey, if they trade today. I don't care who he goes to. If they won't he will get hurt like gee and loose trade value. I really like both players. But if u want impact bats u gotta trade both. There are enough young pitchers to fill rotations with back ups. This is where real gm's make a living. Fire Terry bring in the best young top ten mlb ready talent and change culture of locker room. What is here is not working. Cy young bust. Granderson trade why he still can get a return. Keep colon for the two years. Gee and niese with duda and granderson will give better returns. all together should fetch a top corner outfield piece for left and right as well as maybe first. Keep the platoon a ss going it is actually working promote plawecki let him split time with d'arnaud. Youth all the way. Decker in cf till lagares returns then becomes 4th outfielder unless he is need in package for bat with the above mentioned. Nimmo should also be given a legit shot to start next year after a half season at AA if he succeeds. Youth and pitching. Retreads are not working. Florida rebooted and only took one horrific season to turn around. Mets have enough pieces to remain in Murphy and wright with mlb ready starters and emerging young bullpen to even show results this year

Leif Granlind
Leif Granlind

Wait till Travis gets 56 000 at-bats. Then we can count on him hitting a single now and then and maybe even draw an occasional walk.

Brandon Hillman
Brandon Hillman

If this team gets swept this weekend and drop six and av row. Can that finally be it for Terry?

Scott Bruckenstein
Scott Bruckenstein

If,if,if,if,if

Would be nice going into a season without so many if's

Bob Higgins
Bob Higgins

@robby  I used to do 15- 20  my wife and 3 boys I have not and will not go  and pay to watch this garbage. Taking my boys to see the hated Yankees pay the Red Sox end of June . 1st time ever at Yankee Stadium .

robby
robby

@nwmets I agree he is terrible.  He is as bad as the Yankee announcers.  Poor Keith stuck with that loser

mi
mi

Lol yea Terry's great , his own team revolted vs him in la just remember that

nwmets
nwmets

@kefhrny17 Glad I'm not the only one who feels this way. I can't believe how many verbal mistakes that guy makes. He's also a bit obnoxious, like your annoying 13-year-old little brother.

Pete Brilvitch
Pete Brilvitch

You're reaching. This team is bad, but not close to being anywhere near as bad as the 62 Mets.

nolrog
nolrog

@lindro88  The whole team is not good, but that doesn't mean Collins isn't a bad manager.

mi
mi

@lindro88 you dont think we couild have walked buster and set up the DP for panda?

nolrog
nolrog

@Robby Johnson  Game ball goes to the ball boy, who put his underwear on the right way today.

lindro88
lindro88

Give Dusty Baker this roster and he'll end up with a losing season. This isn't HS football, where you can "will" the team to wins. It's 162 game marathon, and the Mets do not have the horses. I'm not a Collins fan, but he's not the reason this team sucks

nolrog
nolrog

Forget salvaging a series.  We'll be talking about the Mets playing spoilers soon enough. 

nolrog
nolrog

I wouldn't trade Niese.  He's the only left hander we have. 

ken1010
ken1010

I hope you have good weather.

lindro88
lindro88

Posey hadn't homered in a month

mike23
mike23

@lindro88 the Wilpons and Sand's bad signings are the reason. Terry isn't perfect but I would agree that he is hardly the problem, maybe another manager could do things better but not much in terms of wins w/ this roster. 

nolrog
nolrog

Terry is part of the problem.  He is a terrible manager who makes questionable decisions and doesn't get the most out of his players not to mention the fact that his bull pen management is just awful.

Max Denby
Max Denby

Who? Nobody. Leave Niese in there dummy.