They just keep winning.
Heading to the bottom of the 9th inning the Giants trailed 4-3. Angel Pagan, who had 3 hits tonight, struck out to lead off the inning. The ball skipped away from Mets catcher Anthony Rekker and Pagan reached when his throw to 1st pulled Lucas Duda off the bag. Pence then hammered a pitch into the left field corner for a double that sent Pagan around the bases with the tying run.
Buster Posey followed that with a fly ball to Curtis Granderson in left field. It was hit deep enough that Pence tagged up and hustled into 3rd. Risky? Yes, but the results far outweighed the risk as it was already a tie game and the Giants were at home.
Pablo Sandoval was intentionally walked ahead of Morse to set up the double play. On the first pitch he saw from Mets pitcher Jennry Mejia, Morse hit one over the drawn in outfield for the longest single you’ll see all year, and a Giants victory.
Tim Hudson started this game for the Giants and was not sharp. It was the first time this season we had to watch Hudson fight through his stuff and he did an admirable job. He gave up 3 runs on 9 hits and 3 walks. All night he was in the stretch as 81 of his 99 pitches came with runners on. It’s a miracle he only allowed 3 runs.
Hudson’s ERA rose from 1.75 to 1.97 after tonight. He still managed to be the first pitcher in San Francsico Giants history to have a sub-2.00 ERA through his first 12 starts with the team.
Buster Posey had a single in the 3rd inning to extend his hitting streak to 6 games. It wasn’t his best night as that was his only hit. Posey came up in 2 different situations with the bases loaded tonight. In the bottom of the 5th he grounded into a double play, and in the bottom of the 6th he struck out.
In total, Posey stranded 8 runners on the bases tonight. That’s ok, he had last night, and the double play tonight scored a run.
Angel Pagan had 3 hits tonight. His 3rd and final hit of the night brought home 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to bring the Giants to within 1 run of the Mets. That’s his 24th multi-hit game this season, tied with Troy Tulowitzki for most in the National League.