Result: The Mets lost to the Giants, 5-1, Friday night in the opener of a four-game series.
Need to Know: Jon Niese made a throwing error in the second inning, leading the way for the Giants to score the game’s first two runs. San Francisco tacked on three more runs off Niese in the seventh inning. The lefty lasted eight-plus innings, allowing three earned runs on nine hits. San Francisco’s Ryan Vogelsong had a no-hit bid broken up in the sixth inning by Juan Lagares. Lucas Duda clubbed his 20th home run of the season in the eighth for the Mets’ only run of the night.
Game Ball: Duda, who continues to stay hot.
What’s Next: Rookie of the Year candidate Jacob deGrom (5-5, 2.79 ERA) starts for the Mets on Saturday night opposite the Giants’ Jake Peavy (0-1, 4.50). First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.