Post Game: Mets 6, Giants 4

The Mets (16-13) defeated the Giants (17-11) by the score of 6-4 tonight at Citi Field.

For a full recap and box score, check out here.

The Least You Should Know:

  • Mike Pelfrey started for the Mets tonight, and he pitched into the eighth inning, allowing three runs on eight hits, walked none, and struck out four.
  • Despite three errors by the Mets, Pelfrey was helped out by some good defense, including a great play he and David Wright made on an attempted sacrifice bunt by Jonathan Sanchez.
  • Pelfrey gave way to Fernando Nieve after allowing two men to reach in the eighth inning with one out after throwing only 85 pitches.
  • Ike Davis, who is now 7 for 10 against left handed pitchers, connected for two home runs off of Sanchez tonight, and he and Rod Barajas connected for back-to-back home runs in the second inning.
  • The Mets had a chance to score some insurance runs in the sixth inning when the Mets had second and third and one out, but Jeff Francoeur and Davis struck out to end the inning.
  • Francisco Rodriguez came on in the ninth inning looking for his fifth save, but allowed a home run to pinch hitting John Bowker which tied the game at four, and ruining Pelfrey’s bid for his fifth win of the year.
  • Luis Castillo kept the game tied in the ninth with a fantastic diving stop behind second base on a ground ball up the middle by Mark DeRosa, and then, with Pablo Sandoval at the plate, Ike Davis caught a foul pop up, reaching and falling over the railing, and landing on his feet.
  • Rod Barajas won the game with his third multiple home run game of the year with a two run bomb off a hanging slider from Sergio Romo.
  • The Mets have won eight consecutive games at Citi Field.

…Gary Cohen said it, Kevin Burkhardt on Twitter said it – this was the best game of the year…personally, i think it was the best game over the past two years…

Pelfrey had good stuff tonight, and the line against him doesn’t really show it…i give the Giants credit, as they did a great job executing against Pelfrey tonight, and Pelfrey was able to limit the damage against him, and kept his pitch count down…of course, he didn’t walk anyone, which helps, but i thought he showed a lot of guts coming off the tough outing in Philadelphia last weekend…

…K-Rod frustrates me…i think sometimes he throws too much junk up there, and eventually, he’s gotta hang one…he didn’t get very many swings and misses today, and he was centering pretty much everything he threw…

…i like ike, by the way…he hit a ball out to the deepest part of the ballpark, and one off of the facade of the pepsi porch…he hit the first two homers off Sanchez this year…he made a beyond phenomenal catch in the ninth inning, flying over the dugout railing to end the inning…that catch became more important than the two homers he hit earlier in the game, because who knows what the Giants do in that inning, with their best hitter up, in a first and third situation…there’s nothing like hearing Gary Cohen go crazy on air…classic…

…i’ve been down on Castillo for his defense, and he made a ridiculous error earlier in the game on a ball hit right to him, but saved the day with his suddenly dynamic range behind second base in the ninth inning…De Rosa’s ball had RBI single written all over it, and Castillo made a key grab there, keeping Aaron Rowand at third and the game tied…

Barajas has been amazing for this team, period…how fitting is that game winning homer with Bengie Molina in the building tonight…

…this team plays so much better at home, it really is like night and day…they get better pitching, they are crisper on offense, and they play a winning brand of baseball at home…now, if they could just take this on the plane with them on wednesday…

Game Ball:

There are two – One goes to Ike Davis for his two homeruns off of Jonathan Sanchez, and his beautiful catch over the dugout railing in the ninth inning, and the other goes to Rod Barajas with his game winning, two run home run in the ninth inning.

Up Next:

The Mets will go for the series victory tomorrow afternoon against the Giants at Citi Field, with Johan Santana taking on Todd Wellemeyer. Game time is 1:10 pm.