Mets Game 89: Win Over Giants
Mets 5 Giants 2
The Mets beat the reigning World Champion Giants on their home turf, and in dramatic fashion.
Mets Game Notes
R.A. Dickey put forth another strong effort, allowing only two runs on seven hits and no walks through seven innings. However, the Mets could only score two themselves by the time he exited, so he was left with a no-decision.
Ryan Vogelsong scattered 12 baserunners through those same seven frames, but the Mets couldn’t push more than two across the plate against him; they left 11 on base during the ballgame.
However, the dam broke in the ninth against the Giants bullpen, as Scott Hairston victimized closer Brian Wilson with a solo, pinch-hit homer and then the offense added on two more before the end of the ninth. The final run was driven in by Nick Evans, who finally struck his first MLB hit of 2011.
Francisco Rodriguez threw a clean ninth — expending only 7 pitches (6 strikes) — to notch his 23rd save and 34th finish of the year. Only 21 finishes more for the pot of gold.