Giants 2 – Mets 0 May 17, 2009

This was a strange game mostly due to Mike Pelfrey inexplicably balking three times. And Bob Davidson wasn’t even in the park. Go figure. Both balks led to the 2 San Francisco runs. Pelfrey also gave up an RBI single to Matt Cain. That’s a recipe for a bad night.

The Mets offense was pretty much non-existant other than the 7 walks that Cain gave them. They only had 5 hits in the game and left 9 runners on base. Alex Cora left the game after injuring his thumb on a head first slide into second base. Fernando Tatis took over as Jose Reyes missed his fourth straight game with possible tendinitis in his knee.

The Mets did get the bases loaded twice but hit into double plays both times to kill the rally.

The Mets end up taking 3 of 4 from the Giants which is great for the start of a west coast road trip. It would’ve been nice to get the sweep but it’s a good start anyway. The Mets will be in Los Angeles tomorrow night for the start of a three game series.


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Author: Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.