The Giants decided they had enough of the pitchers’ duel and they exploded for six runs in the eighth inning, leading to a 7-0 win in the series opener in San Francisco Friday night.
Zack Wheeler put in another terrific outing, allowing just one run in seven innings. He struck out nine and did not surrender a walk.
The Mets’ bullpen, which had been good for most of August, ended the month with another horrible outing. Robert Gsellman, Daniel Zamora and Drew Smith each allowed two runs in the eighth inning.
It was a poor day for the offense, which managed just three hits. The Mets had one good scoring opportunity in the game, getting their first two runners on in the seventh inning. But a fly ball and a double play killed that rally.