MLB: New York Mets at San Francisco Giants

Game Recap: Giants 5, Mets 4

Result: The Mets lost in heartbreaking fashion to the Giants on Saturday, 5-4


Need to Know: The Mets were three outs away from snapping a four-game losing streak before their ninth-inning implosion. Jenrry Mejia struck out Angel Pagan to start the inning, yet Pagan reached first on a wild pitch. Pagan would then come around to score on a Hunter Pence double to tie the game. Michael Morse later singled, giving the Giants a 5-4 win. It was Mejia’s first blown save as closer. Bartolo Colon got the start for the Mets. Colon pitched five scoreless innings before running into trouble in the sixth. Jeurys Familia inherited a bases-loaded jam from Colon but escaped with a huge strikeout. Daniel Murphy, Lucas Duda and Anthony Recker had two hits each for the Mets, with Recker leading the team with two RBI.


Game Ball: Familia, for his big strikeout in the sixth, keeping the Mets alive.


LinksAP Recap | Box score


What’s Next: The Mets finish up their three-game set with the Giants on Sunday. Zack Wheeler starts for New York opposite San Francisco’s Tim Lincecum.




82 comments
Tim McNulty
Tim McNulty

Zach Wheeler is no Matt Harvey. This 6 game skid is very discouraging after winning 4 of 5 in Philly. The day off is needed. Come home strong and take out the Brewers.

Bob Giacalone
Bob Giacalone

What is surprising about reading this blog is that some people still seem surprised about this team, this loss, the botch-ups, etc. This team is a total joke of a ML team. And there is ZERO hope of new blood coming in the near future who can hit. What is on this teams stinks. Granderson--LOSER. d'Arnaud--down to the minors. Duda-LOSER. Tejada--LOSER.  Young and Young--LOSERS. This is more like a minor league team with some ML players. The only solution is a mass of people who refuse to go to the ballpark to see these losers. Crush the Wilpons financially and you might see changes. Maybe.

triviaace
triviaace

The Met problem requires a drastic cure, namely showing Alderson and Collins the door.  These two ersatz leaders have provided little or no leadership.  Alderson has signed .200 hitters for major bucks and over-the-hill pitchers to save money while providing less than satisfactory pitching.  And then there's Collins,  a losing manager with a minimum of baseball savey.  These two have not provided a .500 season since 5 years ago they arrived.  How long the Wilpons will wait is anybodys guess.  Mine is untill few fans show up at the games.  Enough is enough!

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

It's official. The season has now hit a new low. Was depressed over Ranger loss to begin with. Then had to watch a near four-hour exhibition of brain-dead baseball. Game was lost long before Morse's fly. Or Recker's inability to make a simple throw to first. Game was lost when Wright, Granderson and Recker all failed to get an easy run home from third--as they have pretty much all season. And how 'bout that Angel Pagan! Yeah, this was the guy Sandy effectively banished in favor of the immortal Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez.

Tortured Mets Fan
Tortured Mets Fan

I wonder if they will start to blame the "Fans" on the road or maybe those watching on TV for putting too much pressure on them.


Mets bad at home it's the Citi Field and the Fans fault.


Mets bad on the road.... Wright and Murph are tired


How about this team is just BAD!

Michael Zvirblis
Michael Zvirblis

They hinted on WFAN, how the Met pitchers are getting tired of this too. Just like us fans.

minion
minion

A "game ball" after a loss? That's actually just about right for our Mets. It's completely nonsensical and has no place in a winning culture. Perfect.

Jameson Moyer
Jameson Moyer

All I can say is 2015 has to be better or this management needs to go from Alderson down to the batboy.

gregf
gregf

'62 Mets on the bases ... bumbling and clueless ... if fines meant anything in today's game, everyone on base other than Recker get one ...

whizz17
whizz17

Terry must go next. Also why bring up another catcher if you are not going to bring up Plawecki!!

Steve Schaeffler
Steve Schaeffler

The game ball should go to us fans who watched that game and every other game to see this band of losers and yet still tune in day after day.

Scrubs
Scrubs

What a miserable night.  First the Rangers lose in double OT. I flip over to the Mets only to watch them lose in walkoff fashion.   Then GF comes over.... with a headache. Yes,,,,f * * k me   :-((  .

Steve Schaeffler
Steve Schaeffler

The Tshirts going around Facebook have it wrong. This team doesn't make me wanna drink. It makes me wanna puke.

Phil Mancini
Phil Mancini

Angel Pagan hustling all the way gets to first on a strikeout and then scores from first on a double to left. Pagan with a 2012 World Championship ring is hitting .323 with a .373 OBP. The Pagan giveaway was easily the worst Mets trade in decades, thanks Sandy.

Michael Marinelli
Michael Marinelli

Heartbreaking? Really, at this point you don't expect this crap?

Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

Great, 5 game losing streak and no place to go!!!!!

Jerry Colfer
Jerry Colfer

We just have to get used to this. As noted below we have no margin for error. Everything has to break right to even look like a .500 team, but it is not the managers fault. Sure he can do some dumb things, but he can only play what he has and it ain't good. It ain't the GM who can only try to run a major market team with a small market payroll. So they both take risks and they rarely pay off.

As I have written before the Wilpon's are at the center of all things wrong. After the Madoff mess both these twits are personally debt free. The Mets and SNY are sitting on a mountain of debt (over $900 million) and these two own 65% of it. They are not going to take on any personal risk and can just sit back and let it drift. Banks will refinance, but the debt will remain. As bad as it is, a ML franchise and cable channel will continue to appreciate in value so they are content to do nothing.

Selig the faux commissioner/owner will do nothing to rock the big boys entitlement club. While the Mets would flourish under new ownership, no action will be taken. That only happens when it is part of a divorce settlement. It doesn't seem like the players union has any energy to make a stink so there is little that will change.

Lets go Mets

crimsondad
crimsondad

Great move by Sandy trading Pagan for nothing because they didn't like him.

xplr
xplr

I've said it before and said it again: This team has very little margin for error. We find the most amazing ways to blow games. Take your pick of how we will lose today:


1. Starting pitcher gets rocked

2. Middle relief blows up

3. Closer implodes

4. Leave a ton of men on base

5. Baserunning errors

6. Mental errors

7. Fielding errors

8. strikeout/wild pitch


Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

Stop awarding game balls during losses. It's embarrassing already.

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

The FO is right now scrambling trying to figure out how to spin this to being the fans fault again for not showing up at Citi. Here's a clue SA, the games have been on the road so start taking some responsibility yourself. 

rock44
rock44

Guys, there is only one hope for us: losing. Embrace it. Hope we lose 17-0 today, and lose as many games in a row as necessary to clean house of the Alderson/Collins small payroll era.

Ed Zoubi
Ed Zoubi

i would say roughly about 20  games we lost so far from silly mistakes.i think with a better manager we would lose maybe 10 and that would make a world of difference.  how many games do you think with a better manager would the mets win? 

imissshea
imissshea

Why do you award a game ball after a loss? That doesn't make much sense.

BigJon Esco Espinoza
BigJon Esco Espinoza

We are going to lose games like this... It's those days when our pitchers gives more than a quality start and the team takes an L because we can't hit with the bases loaded. Those are the games that are reaaaaaally frustrating to watch.

Richard Alicea
Richard Alicea

This team stinks...the manager, stinks...ownership, stinks, the GM, stinks...what we have here is a stinking mess.  Why is CY, DUDA and TEJADA playing?  We already have the strikeout king in right field...we can't continue with 8th place hitters throughout the line-up.  Our line up slotting:

1-LAGARES

2-MURPHY

3-WRIGHT

8-GRANDERSON

8-DUDA

8-CY

8-TEJADA

8-TRAVIS

What a travesity...Come on folks meet the NY MESS!

Alec Wilson
Alec Wilson

sAME OLD mETS, THEY ARE A DISGRACE THIS YEAR AND DON'T DESERVE OUR SUPPORT, I MEAN HOW MANY FOLK WATCHING THAT JUST KNEW WHAT WAS COMING.....ITS HAPPENED EVERY 4TH NIGHT ALL SEASON

fhc1224
fhc1224

DEVELOPMENT OF A METS PROSPECT

sign an international free agent at 16 years of age and bring him to the states and start his minor league career at the age of 17 where he is the youngest or one of the youngest players in each league he plays in as he progresses through the system.  start to compare him to one of the best hitters in baseball at 18 years of age.  despite concerns if he can be a major league quality ss, you leave him at the position through his first 4 years of important developmental time.  as he continues to hit on each level, you decide he is not a ss and start moving him to other positions, 3b, 2b, 1b.  he continues to hit showing a great hit tool and developing power.  call him up to the majors at 21 years of age where he gets of to a hot start, hitting doubles and driving in runs before spraining his ankle.  continued below 

Bob Giacalone
Bob Giacalone

@oldrockingguy Stop saying rational things. The problem is that every night, it's a different screw-up and a different player who lets the team down.

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

@Scrubs Maybe she was just exhausted from watching nearly four hours of mind-numbingly awful baseball.

hankypanky
hankypanky

It's easy to forget what Pagan was like when he was a Met. His throws from the outfield were all over the place, at one point even winding up in the stands. His plate discipline was indifferent. He sulked in the clubhouse. He always had earphones on and stayed to himself. He was unteachable and unteachable. The trade transformed him.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Give one good reason why the Wilpons would sell. They would be insane to give up the pot of gold they are sitting on.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Add to that the significance of the Clippers sale for a reported $2 billion. Every sports franchise in the country rose in value because of it, and so did the Mets. The Wilpons know they are sitting on a pot of gold. They would be insane to sell.

SomeHighSchoolKid
SomeHighSchoolKid

It is the GM. Chris Young for 7.25 million? Trading Pagan for garbage? Granderson for 60 million? Come on. I know the payroll sucks, but as lo duca said "you can still win some ballgames." It's all about making effective signings, which Sandy completely failed on this year.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Pagan was garbage when he was a Met. You can look it up.

Matt
Matt

To be fair, every one of these reasons are ways any team loses. But I get you point.

mrgee
mrgee

Alderson/Collins can be let go, but I don't think that's going to change the small payroll era...

fhc1224
fhc1224

slumps when he returns from injury then is buried with limited playing time in september.  tell him to go to fat camp in the offseason and he will get a shot at ss in spring training.  comes to spring training where the manager states he will get time at ss so the mets can see what they have.  manager then proceedes to give him limited time behind tejeda, who the mets bury all winter in the media, below replacement level jouneyman omar quintenillia, and minor league retread and bigger no name anthony seratelli.  let him make openg day roster, play one game in a week and send him back to AAA.  continue to play him at ss where he proves ok at the position while continuing to hit.  recall him to the majors and have the manager declare he is the ss of the immeadiate future.  continued below .

Bob Giacalone
Bob Giacalone

@hankypanky I agree totally. ON THE OTHER HAND...shouldn't we ask why players come to the Mets and become total losers.

Jerry Colfer
Jerry Colfer

I was at a game where he almost hit the 3rd base coach on a throw home. He was moody and would do little to improve this club. I would take Lagares over hom

Phil Mancini
Phil Mancini

@hankypanky hanky in his only full season with the Mets he hit .290 and stole 37 bases. The talent was always there however Alderson thought den Decker would be the center-fielder of the future and dumped Pagan for two guys that are no longer in MLB.


Jerry Colfer
Jerry Colfer

Sadly I agree. Force out is also doubtful!

Jerry Colfer
Jerry Colfer

I agree, but it was desperate attempts to raise revenue and it failed

cliffy44
cliffy44

@hankypanky Now, Terry Collins is garbage; and it's long overdue time to take out the trash.

fhc1224
fhc1224

gets sick for 3 games then gets buried on the bench again.  manager declares he will share the position with tejeda and he has his best game hitting a double, hr, and driving in 6 showing signs he is breaking out.  proceedes to start 1 of the next 5 games.  gets a start at 2b to give murphy a day off then sits again.  next scheduled start is at third base to give wright a day off.  manager proceeds to turn your best hitting prospect, a young man that has done everything asked of him and has proved he can play his natural postion of ss at least adequately in the majors while providing a plus bat, into a super sub utility player while keepeing a below replacement level tejeda who has proved over 1300 major league at bats that he cant hit and can barely field at ss.  this is why the mets have not had a signifficant, home grown, position player come up through thier system since reyes & wright.  please let me know if I am wrong in my facts or assesments

Phil Mancini
Phil Mancini

@Jerry Colfer Jerry the Giants who no one ever accused of being stupid signed Pagan for 40 million. Clearly this successful organization disagrees with you. 

gregf
gregf

Couldn't have described it better ...

Steve Schaeffler
Steve Schaeffler

TC has the least faith in young guys I have ever seen. Problem is the rest of baseball is buying into the youth movement. We are a cheap version of the Yankees. Paying and playing guys who used to be all stars instead of finding out if we have any all stars of our own.

Joe DeRosa
Joe DeRosa

Incredible post!!!!!! Spot on !!!!