Giants Blow Four-Run Lead in Loss to Mets

Sep 18, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder Eric Young Jr. (22) hits a single in the third inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

It was going so well for Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants until the ninth inning.

Up 4-1 in the final frame, the Giants bullpen of Santiago Casilla and Sergio Romo allowed four runs in the bottom of the ninth to give away a win to the New York Mets.

Romo replaced Casilla with one out and two runners on base, but then proceeded to allow two straight hits that cut the Giants’ lead to a single run. Then, with the bases loaded and two out, Josh Satin lined a walk-off single to left field, scoring two runs and completing the Mets’ comeback.

Besides an unearned run in the eighth, Cain dominated in 7.2 innings pitched. However, the Giants just couldn’t find a way to close the game out.

A two-run home run by Gregor Blanco and a drop by New York’s Andrew Brown benefited Cain, as three runs scored in Blanco’s plate appearances. One scored after a miserable drop by Brown, which gave the Giants a run.

Brandon Crawford also singled in a run.

Aaron Harang pitched for the Mets, and he struggled. He was cruising early on, but after that, he hit a rough patch. His numbers overall were bad, as he departed after five three-run innings.


Tags: Brandon Crawford Gregor Blanco Matt Cain New York Mets San Francisco Giants

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