National League Game Summary - San Francisco at New York
(Friday, April 20th)
Final Score: San Francisco 4, New York 3 (10 innings)
Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Hector Sanchez singled in the go-ahead run in
the 10th inning, boosting San Francisco to a 4-3 win over the Mets.
Angel Pagan homered against his former team and the Giants scored three third-
inning runs, but New York forced an extra frame when Josh Thole's base hit
plated the tying tally with one out in the ninth.
"It means a lot when you fight through the game and you get wins in close
games like that. It's worth it," Pagan said.
Frank Francisco (0-1) walked Melky Cabrera to start the 10th. Cabrera stole
second with one out and Nate Schierholtz was intentionally walked with two
down. Sanchez then hit a soft line single to center field. The ball was
bobbled by Kirk Nieuwenhuis and the throw came to third base with a safe call
Sergio Romo gave up singles to Daniel Murphy and David Wright to start the New
York 10th. Clay Hensley then got Ike Davis to ground out to second on a ball
that shattered the bat, moving both runners into scoring position. Jason Bay
struck out to set the stage for Lucas Duda.
He took a called first strike and then fouled off four straight pitches before
taking a pair of balls. The left-handed hitter then flied out to center field,
securing the first save of the year for Hensley with Romo (1-0) getting the
Pagan, who was traded by the Mets to San Francisco in December, homered
leading off the third against Jon Niese. Buster Posey had the fourth straight
hit for the Giants, an RBI double. Niese's wild pitch then plated Pablo
Bay homered to left with two down in the fourth and Nieuwenhuis went deep the
opposite way to left leading off the bottom of the fifth.
Nieuwenhuis made a diving catch at the warning track to end the top of the
eighth off a ball hit by Sanchez.
With men on first and second in the ninth, Thole capped his eight-pitch at-bat
with a ground single into right field. That snapped a 12-inning scoreless
stretch for the San Francisco bullpen.
"I was just preparing myself what I was going to see," Thole said. "I just
tried to put a good at-bat together."
Sandoval has hit safely in all 13 games this season. His 13-game streak is
three shy of the club record held by Willie Mays, accomplished in 1960...The
Giants went 2-for-14 with men in scoring position and are 6-for-53 in those
situations in their last five games...Wright has a 10-game hitting streak. He
also walked twice and has reached base safely at least twice in all 10 games
he's played this season, the longest stretch to start a campaign in team
history. Wright also has played in 1,116 games, tying Mookie Wilson for sixth
place on the club's all-time list...Giants starter Barry Zito lasted five
innings, while Niese threw six frames.
04/21 01:34:36 ET