The San Francisco Giants (19-18) beat the New York Mets (21-16) by a score of 2-0.
Mike Pelfrey did not have a bad game, but three balks and some timely hitting by the Giants doomed the 25-year-old pitcher. Pelfrey gave up runs in the first and the fifth, both runners that scored were moved over by balks and scored on RBI singles.
Pelfrey pitched six innings, allowed six hits and two walks, while striking out two. He threw only 78 pitches and induced 10 ground balls.
Ken Takahashi and Sean Green each pitched an inning in relief.
The Mets had the bases loaded, once with none out and another with two outs, and failed to score any runs. Matt Cain issued five walks in five innings, three in a row in the second inning, but a 1-3-1 double play and a ground ball ended the inning.
With the bases loaded in the top of the 8th, Jerry Manuel decided to pinch hit Angel Pagan for Daniel Murphy. Pagan promptly grounded into an inning-ending double play.
Don’t get that move at all. If someone could explain that one to me, it would be quite helpful.
The Mets had way too many chances to score and let them all slip through their fingers.