Gut Reaction: Giants 3, Mets 2 (12 INN) 7/21/19

For the third time in four games, the Mets and Giants played extra innings and for the third time, the Giants came out on top, this time by a 3-2 score Sunday in San Francisco.

Mike Yazstrzemski delivered a walk-off homer to left field in the bottom of the 12th to send the Mets to another heartbreaking extra inning loss. They finished the road trip 5-4 and with a tiny bit of luck – or offense – they could have been 8-1.

Michael Conforto and Amed Rosario delivered solo homers in the second inning to give the Mets a 2-0 lead. But that was virtually all of the offense the Mets could muster in the game. In fact, they were no-hit for eight innings after the homers before J.D. Davis singled in the 11th inning.

Steven Matz started and allowed two scratch runs over six innings. He did his best pitching in the fifth inning, as he worked around a leadoff two-base error, and the sixth, as he struck out the side. But apparently he’s still not stretched out after his pre AS break stint in the bullpen, as the Mets brought in a reliever to pitch the seventh.

Justin Wilson pitched a scoreless frame, Seth Lugo followed with two and Edwin Diaz had an easy 10th inning, leading to speculation from the booth that he would come out for a second inning. Instead it was Jeurys Familia, who was quickly pulled after walking the first two batters. Robert Gsellman came on to get a GDP and a liner to center to escape the 11th. But his luck ran out when he came back out in the 12th to serve up the gopher ball.

The Mets outscored the Giants, 15-11, in the four-game series yet finished 1-3.

3 comments for “Gut Reaction: Giants 3, Mets 2 (12 INN) 7/21/19

  1. TJ
    July 21, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Once again, the Mets left their hearts in San Francisco.

    Brodie needs to have a great 10 days starting right now.

  2. TexasGusCC
    July 22, 2019 at 12:53 am

    A three city trip: Miami, Minneapolis, and San Francisco. That’s disgraceful scheduling.

    Familia faced two guys and walked them both, but Gsellman bailed him out. LOL, he’s getting “The Matz Treatment” from the coaches.

    I liked the lineup today against this lefty. More runs would have been nice, but for one of the few times this year, I looked at the pregame lineup and smiled. But, McNeil had an off day, Alonso was shutout, and Ramos kept testing the right fielder all game. The Mets win one by seven and lose three extra inning games by three runs: +4 run differential. Big deal. How’s that Pythagorean record working out for us?

  3. MattyMets
    July 23, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    When our pitching and defense come through our bats go quiet and when our lineup scores our pitching fails. That’s not luck or coincidence. That’s the sign of a bad team.

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