Heading into the All-Star break the San Francisco Giants were looking to finish on a high note against the New York Mets. Once again the boys in black and orange didn't disappoint their sold out home crowd, beating the Mets by a score of 4-2 on the shores of McCovey Cove.
All-Star Matt Cain (W 8-5) had some shaky command, but show some grit by grinding out six full innings of scoreless ball, allowing only five hits with three walks and four strikeouts. With the start Cain eliminated his chances of pitching in the All-Star game, but definitely unloaded the cannon with 118 pitches on the night.
Pablo Sandoval extended his hit streak to 21 straight games with an RBI double in the third, now only 4 four of Giants legend Jack Clark's record of 25. Nate Schierholtz continued his nice streak of hitting tonight, going 4-4 with an RBI and a double. The Giants well rounded offensive attack continued with RBI's from Miguel Tejada and Aaron Rowand. Mike Fontenot also showed some great form in his return from the DL at the plate as well as in the field, going 3-5 on the night with a double and a run scored.
Brian Wilson was brilliant coming off his recent struggles, striking out the side while stranding a runner on second base, including fanning Carlos Beltran to end the game. It was his 26th save of the year.
Mets starter Mike Pelfrey (L 5-8) gave up eight hits and two earned his his six innings of work, fanning five while walking two.
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