Giants 6 Mets 1
The weather conditions were reminiscent of those that might be experienced during an early season game at old Candlestick Park — cold, wet, windy. And as was often the case in those San Francisco games of yesteryear, the Giants beat the Mets.
Mets Game Notes
Tim Lincecum earned his first win of the season, allowing one run on four hits and five (!) walks in five innings. It was not a typical game for The Freak, who has struggled thus far this year. But, it was enough to beat the Mets.
Similarly, Miguel Batista didn’t have “it” in this game, either. Though, is anyone sure what “it” might look like from the 41-year-old journeyman poet? This start reminded me of 2006, when the now departed Jose Lima and Geremi Gonzalez (among others) were given starts.
On the bright side, Jeremy Hefner — freshly promoted from AAA and no relation to Hugh — tossed three scoreless innings of relief. However, he was sent back down to the minors immediately after the game. Hmm … Batista allows 10 baserunners, 2 homers, and 6 runs in 3 2/3, and he’s the one who stays. Hey, it’s all about the long view (I guess?).
Kirk Nieuwenhuis had two more hits, including a double, from the leadoff spot. Not much else positive to discuss here. Next!
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