The San Francisco Giants were coming in hot after their last two wins over their rival San Diego Padres, but it was a different story Friday night against the New York Mets. Brian Wilson and the usually stellar bullpen allowed the Mets to score three times in the top of the ninth, eventually leading to a Giants loss by a score of 5-2 at AT&T Park.
Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong didn't have the sharpness he's had since joining the G-Men, lasting for seven innings while allowing two runs on seven hits, with five walks and only two strikeouts. The two runs came from an Angel Pagan homer in the fifth, but aside from that Vogey managed to pitch his way out of his jams.
Brian Wilson (L 6-2) gave up a home run to for Oakland A Scott Hariston in the ninth, giving the Mets the lead 3-2. Carlos Beltran and Nick Evans added a pair of RBI singles off of Jeremy Affledt, leading to the eventual 5-2 final score.
Nate Schierholtz was the offense tonight for San Francisco, starting the game off with a sacrifice fly in fourth, followed by a solo shot in the sixth, his seventh of the season. Pablo Sandoval's double in the fourth extended his hitting streak to 19 straight games now, finishing the night 1-4. No Giants had more than one hit all night and went 0-6 with runners in scoring positon as a team.
Mets starter R.A. Dickey lasted seven full innings with his knuckleball, allowing two earned runs on seven hits with no walks and four strikeouts. Pedro Beato earned his second win of the year, while Francisco Rodriguez earned his 23rd save of the year with his perfect ninth inning.
With the loss the Giants move to 50-40 on the year. Full box score can be found here.