The Mets dropped to 46-45 last night in San Francisco, the last game before the All-Star break.
- Mike Pelfrey- (L, 5-8) 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 H, 2 BB, 5 SO
- Justin Turner-4-5, 2 2B, RBI
- Lucas Duda- 1-3, 3B (yes, a triple)
- Carlos Beltran- 0-4, 3 SO, BB
Notes: The Mets hung around with the Giants for almost the entire game last night. Mike Pelfrey pitched relatively well, getting out of big jame in the fourth and fifth, letting up just two runs overall. However, despite a season-high 118 pitches in just six innings, MAtt Cain, didn’t allow a run against the Mets. In the bottom of the seventh, Jon Niese came in out of the bullpen for the first time in his career. He left very quickly, leaving runners on second and third with one out. Then, D.J. Carrasco came in and allowed singles to Miguel Tejada and Aaron Rowand, with scored the two runners on base. Leading 4-0, the Giants’ bullpen had some room to work with. Jeremy Affeldt allowed a run in the eighth on a Nick Evans solo home run and Brian Wilson allowed an RBI double to Juston Turner in the ninth, but held on to get his 26th save of the year. Matt Cain got the win to improve to 8-5 and Mike Pelfrey got the loss. He is now 5-8.
Here are the standings coming into the All-Star break:
NEXT: Friday at 7:10 at Citi Field
vs. The Phillies Vance Worley (4-1, 2.20) vs. R.A. Dickey (4-7, 3.61)