National League Preview from The Sports Network|
Tuesday, July 9th
(All times Eastern)
New York Mets (38-48) at San Francisco Giants (40-48), 10:15 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Dillon Gee (6-7, 4.45)
San Francisco - Barry Zito (4-6, 4.44)
(Sports Network) - There will be no rest for the weary on Tuesday when the New
York Mets continue their three-game series with the San Francisco Giants at
New York won Monday's opener when Eric Young scored the go-ahead run on an
error in the top of the 16th inning, as the Mets outlasted San Francisco, 4-3.
Young hit a one-out single off George Kontos (2-2), stole second and moved to
third on a 4-3 grounder. After Javier Lopez intentionally walked David Wright,
pinch-hitter Anthony Recker grounded a Lopez pitch that shortstop Brandon
Crawford booted, allowing Young to score.
The Giants put two men on base with one out in the home half of the 16th, but
Bobby Parnell earned his 16th save by striking out Pablo Sandoval and getting
a pinch-hitting Guillermo Quiroz to bounce into a game-ending fielder's
"We just hung in there," said Mets manager Terry Collins.
Amazingly, the Mets have played three games of 13 innings or more this month
and five this season.
"I've never heard of anything like this. It's unbelievable," Collins added.
"At least we're used to it."
Josh Edgin (1-1) tossed two innings to collect the win, the Mets' third in the
last four games.
The Giants, who have dropped six of seven, stranded a runner in scoring
position in the 11th and 12th innings and left the bases loaded in both the
13th and 15th.
Buster Posey went 5-for-8 with two doubles and a two-run homer for the Giants,
who went 1-for-15 with runners in scoring position and left 18 men on base.
"This is as frustrating a game as we've had," said Giants manager Bruce Bochy.
Hoping to add to the Giants' recent woes will be righty Dillon Gee, who is 6-7
with a 4.45 ERA. Gee did not get a decision on Thursday against Arizona, but
pitched well, as he surrendered two runs and six hits in seven innings of his
team's 5-4 loss.
Gee has faced the Giants three times (1 start) and is 0-1 against them with a
San Francisco, meanwhile, will turn to lefty Barry Zito, who is winless in his
last six starts. Zito did not get a decision in his team's loss to Cincinnati
on Wednesday, but gave up just a run and seven hits in four-plus innings of
He is 4-6 on the year with a 4.44 ERA, but hasn't won since beating Oakland
back on May 30.
In eight starts against the Mets, Zito is 3-3 with a 4.43 ERA.
San Francisco split its eight matchups with the Mets last season.
07/09 10:36:01 ET