The San Francisco Giants get a victory on get-away day as they come from behind in the ninth inning to beat the New York Mets 6-5.
This game was set up to be just like every game in the past five days. Trail early, have no offense, lose the game. The San Francisco Giants were two outs away from being swept out of New York and heading home with a six-game losing streak. Then Christian Arroyo saved the day.
First, How it got to that point: Matt Cain had a solid day. He gave up three runs including a Jay Bruce home run (10) in five innings of work. He kept the Giants in the game and with only 78 pitches, he would have gone out for the sixth had the Giants not rally and pinch-hit for him.
On the Giants side it was another lackluster offensive day until the ninth inning. Buster Posey homered again for his fifth of the year. In the sixth- inning the Giants had bases loaded with no- outs, however, the Giants couldn’t get the big hit and only mustered a sacrifice fly from Justin Ruggiano.
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Ninth- Inning Magic: Mets closer Jeurys Familia was not sharp in his outing. After Hunter Pence tied the game at three, Christian Arroyo hit a bases clearing three-run double that gave the Giants the 6-3 lead. Today was the first time in two years ( May 10, 2015) the Giants had come back training after 8 innings. All those runs were important as the Mets rallied in the bottom of the inning against Derek Law but, the tying run was stranded on second base.
The Giants are back in the win column and get a happy flight back home as they begin a 7- game home stand beginning tomorrow night against the Cincinnati Reds at 7:15PM.
Stay Hot Buster Posey: Today Posey homered for the third consecutive day giving him five total for the year. It was the third time in his career he had homered in 3 straight games and first time since 2013. His .362 batting average for the year shows he is getting hot. It is going to be up to his teammates to get on base in front of him.
Rehabbing Giants: Denard Span began his rehab last night with the San Jose Giants. He started in CF and went 0-2 with a walk in five innings. In Double-A with the Richmond Flying Squirrels, Brandon Crawford played in his second rehab game and went 3-5 while playing seven innings on the field. Due to Mark Melancon being placed on the DL before last night’s game, the Giants promoted #17 prospect Reyes Moronta from double-A Richmond. In 11.1 IP he has a 3.18 ERA with 5 saves and 17 K.