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Rapid Reaction: Giants 4, Mets 3

August, 4, 2014
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NEW YORK -- The two sturdiest pillars of the Mets’ revamped bullpen faltered Monday.

Jeurys Familia failed to protect a one-run lead in the seventh inning and Jenrry Mejia allowed a tie-breaking RBI double to Pablo Sandoval in the ninth as the Giants beat the Mets, 4-3, at Citi Field.

The wild card-leading Giants took three of four games in the series as the Mets dropped to 53-59.

Mejia, who entered with the score tied at 3, quickly recorded two outs before surrendering a single to Gregor Blanco, a stolen base and a walk to Buster Posey. Sandoval then doubled.

Familia had a career-high 10-inning scoreless streak snapped when he failed to hold a 3-2 lead. He surrendered a leadoff triple to Hunter Pence in the seventh. He walked Blanco, then uncorked a wild pitch, allowing Pence to race home and the Giants to even the score.

Familia allowed all four batters he faced to reach, yet the Mets ended up escaping without further damage in the frame. Posey walked and Sandoval singled up the middle, but Juan Lagares threw out Blanco attempting to score from second base.

Josh Edgin entered with two on and coaxed an inning-ending double-play grounder from Brandon Belt.

Familia had allowed only one earned run in his previous 22 appearances, spanning 22 1/3 innings dating back to June 12. His 0.40 ERA was the third-lowest in the majors during that span (min. 20 innings). Mejia had allowed one earned run in his past 16 innings dating back to June 21.

Not tested nearly as frequently this season, Lagares has three assists in 2014. He produced a franchise rookie-record 15 outfield assists a year ago. Lagares also went 3-for-4 at the plate.

Yer out: Mets manager Terry Collins was ejected by plate umpire Ben May, a minor-league call-up, after Lucas Duda initially argued a called third strike that ended the seventh inning. David Wright also had jawed with May after a called third strike that ended the third inning.

Gee sharper: Dillon Gee, who entered Monday with an 8.10 ERA in three starts since the All-Star break, showed improvement. Gee allowed two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out six in 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision.

Gee departed with his pitch count at 106 after a two-out double by St. John’s product Joe Panik in the sixth inning. Vic Black entered and, after walking light-hitting No. 8 hitter Juan Perez, struck out Travis Ishikawa to maintain a one-run lead.

Black has stranded 18 of 19 inherited baserunners this season.

Stealing a run: Daniel Murphy's first stolen base since June 13 led to the Mets taking a 3-2 lead in the fifth inning. Murphy swiped second and advanced to third on an errant throw by Posey. He scored the go-ahead run on a two-out infield single by Wright.

Passing fancy: Travis d'Arnaud had his MLB-leading 11th passed ball when he allowed Sandoval to advance to third base in the third inning.

Storm watch: Panik had a career-high three hits.

What’s next: The Mets head to D.C. for a showdown with the first-place Washington Nationals. Zack Wheeler (6-8, 3.60 ERA) opposes left-hander Gio Gonzalez (6-7, 3.88) at 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday. Wheeler is 3-0 with a 1.63 ERA in his past six starts.

Series preview: Mets vs. Giants

August, 1, 2014
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Associated PressRecently acquired Jake Peavy made his Giants debut Sunday against the Dodgers.
METS (52-56, fourth place/NL East) vs. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (58-50, second place/NL West)

Friday: LHP Jonathon Niese (5-6, 3.23) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (5-8, 4.45), 7:10 p.m. ET

Saturday: RHP Jacob deGrom (5-5, 2.79) vs. RHP Jake Peavy (1-10, 4.71), 7:10 p.m. ET

Sunday: RHP Bartolo Colon (10-8, 3.88) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (12-8, 3.41), 1:10 p.m. ET

Monday: RHP Dillon Gee (4-4, 3.77) vs. RHP Tim Hudson (8-8, 2.71), 12:10 p.m. ET

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Jake Peavy was acquired from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for right-hander Heath Hembree and minor-league left-hander Edwin Escobar. Peavy allowed three runs (two earned) in six innings in an eventual 4-3 loss to the rival Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday in his Giants debut. Since a win on April 25 with Boston, Peavy has lost 10 straight decisions. Boston scored two runs or fewer in each of his final eight starts with the club. The Giants and Red Sox agreed to split the $5 million remaining on the 33-year-old Peavy’s contract.

Peavy’s acquisition gives the Giants an upgrade over former Mets farmhand Yusmeiro Petit with Matt Cain on the disabled list. Cain (2-7, 4.18 ERA) sought a second opinion this week on his balky right elbow and could be in line for Tommy John surgery that forces him to miss next season as well.

• First baseman Brandon Belt is expected to return this weekend from the concussion DL. He had persistent symptoms after being struck in the face with a baseball while fielding during batting practice.


Thearon W. Henderson/Getty ImagesGregor Blanco has handled center field with Angel Pagan on the disabled list.


Angel Pagan is expected to remain on the disabled list through the Mets series, but should be activated next week. He last appeared for the Giants on June 14. The ex-Met has a bulging disk that pinched a nerve and caused leg pain. Gregor Blanco has manned center field with Pagan sidelined.

• Dissatisfied at second base, the Giants took a chance on Dan Uggla, who was released by the Atlanta Braves. Uggla, however, went 0-for-11 with six strikeouts and committed three errors in four games. He reportedly did not travel with the Giants to New York and is mulling an offer to join the Giants’ Triple-A Fresno affiliate. Overall, Uggla has only one hit in his past 32 major league at-bats.

San Francisco searched for a second baseman via trade, but let Thursday’s deadline pass with no activity.

St. John’s University product Joe Panik, who graduated from John Jay High School in East Fishkill, N.Y., started Wednesday at second base. The rookie Panik was selected in the first round (29th overall) in 2011. He made his major league debut June 29, but is hitting only .214. There is speculation Double-A prospect Matt Duffy could take over the position. Marco Scutaro (back) is on the DL.

Brandon Hicks, who started at second base when the Mets played in San Francisco in early June, has been in Triple-A for the past two weeks after hitting only .162 with eight homers in 71 games with the Giants.

• San Francisco snapped a season-high-matching six-game losing streak with a win in Wednesday’s homestand finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Giants averaged one run per game during that skid. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, only one other time in the past 99 seasons did the Giants produced six runs or fewer in a six-game span -- back in 1992. The Giants have lost 29 of their last 45 games. They once owned a 42-21 record.

Ryan Vogelsong has received no run support while on the mound in five of his last six outings. San Francisco ultimately was shut out in four of those games.

• The lone Giants active starting pitcher the Mets miss in the four-game series is Tim Lincecum. He tossed a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres on June 25, becoming the second pitcher in major league history to produce the feat twice against the same opponent. Lincecum joined Hall of Famer Addie Joss, who accomplished it in the early 20th century.

Sergio Romo was displaced as Giants closer on June 29 after blowing three saves in a five-chance span. He has allowed a career-high eight homers this season. Santiago Casilla has notched seven of the Giants’ last eight saves.

• Shortstop Brandon Crawford is 4-for-his-last-23.

• Right fielder Hunter Pence is 4-for-his-last-33. Pence has appeared in 330 straight games and started 280 straight games. Both are the longest active streaks in the majors.

Buster Posey is hitting .386 as a first baseman and .255 as a catcher this season.

Rapid Reaction: Giants 6, Mets 4

June, 8, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO -- The New York Mets return to the Big Apple a season-worst seven games under .500 and on a season-high six-game losing streak.

Zack Wheeler had his shortest career start. And despite a two-homer game from Curtis Granderson, the Mets were swept for the second straight series, this time with a 6-4 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday at AT&T Park.

The Mets pulled within a run and had the tying run at third base in the eighth inning, but stranded Granderson when Chris Young flied out against Jean Machi. Vic Black surrendered an RBI single to Brandon Hicks in the bottom half after inheriting a baserunner at second from Scott Rice.

After winning four of five games in Philadelphia to open thid three-city trip, the Mets (28-35) went winless in Chicago and San Francisco. The Giants swept a series from the Mets for the first time since 2002. San Francisco is an MLB-best 42-21.


Jason O. Watson/Getty ImagesZack Wheeler had his shortest career start Sunday in San Francisco.


Tripped up: The ex-Giants farmhand Wheeler lasted 3 2/3 innings. He surrendered four runs on six hits and two walks in an 86-pitch effort.

Wheeler had entered the start off dominant performances against the Phillies and Cubs earlier in the trip. He limited them to a combined one run on six hits and two walks in 13 innings.

Josh Edgin handled the final out of the fourth, getting lefty-hitting Gregor Blanco to fly out to strand two inherited baserunners. Dana Eveland followed with two scoreless relief innings, but Carlos Torres surrendered an RBI single to Blanco in the seventh as San Francisco opened a 5-3 lead.

Sunday marked Wheeler’s third time pitching against the club that traded him to the Mets for Carlos Beltran in 2011.

Wheeler allowed one run in seven innings at AT&T Park last July 10. He then walked six while allowing four runs in five innings against the Giants at Citi Field on Sept. 17. Wheeler was shut down for the season because of an innings cap after that start.

Deep thoughts: Granderson produced the 15th multi-homer game of his career, and first since Oct. 3, 2012 with the Yankees against the Boston Red Sox. He opened the scoring in the first inning with a two-run shot against Tim Lincecum. Granderson then pulled the Mets within 4-3 in the sixth with a solo shot against Lincecum that landed in McCovey Cove.

Granderson’s first shot measured 439 feet, the second-longest homer by a Met this season, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. Travis d’Arnaud had a 448-foot homer against Chad Bettis at Coors Field on May 1. The McCovey Cove shot registered 402 feet.

Granderson’s first-inning damage might have been bigger, but leadoff man Matt den Dekker was caught stealing when he broke for third base with Lincecum still holding the baseball.

Granderson and Daniel Murphy had three hits apiece.

In a pinch: David Wright did not get a full day off in his first non-start of the season. He pinch hit against reliever Juan Gutierrez with two outs and Eric Campbell at first base in the seventh. Wright struck out.

What’s next: After playing 20 games in 20 days, the Mets exhale Monday after an overnight flight back to New York. The Amazin’s host the Milwaukee Brewers for a three-game series beginning Tuesday. Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-0, 3.21 ERA) opposes right-hander Marco Estrada (5-2, 4.19) in the 7:10 p.m. series opener.

Series preview: Mets at Giants

July, 8, 2013
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USA TODAY SportsThe Mets face (l to r) Tim Lincecum, Barry Zito and Matt Cain during a three-game series in San Francisco.
METS (37-48, fourth place/NL East) vs. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (40-47, fourth place/NL West)

Monday: RHP Matt Harvey (7-2, 2.27) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (4-9, 4.66), 10:15 p.m. ET

Tuesday: RHP Dillon Gee (6-7, 4.45) vs. LHP Barry Zito (4-6, 4.44), 10:15 p.m. ET

Wednesday: RHP Zack Wheeler (2-1, 4.29) vs. RHP Matt Cain (5-5, 4.85), 3:45 p.m. ET

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• The Giants placed catcher Buster Posey, second baseman Marco Scutaro and pitcher Madison Bumgarner on the NL All-Star team, which will be managed by San Francisco skipper Bruce Bochy. Hunter Pence is on the five-man NL ballot for additional fan voting. A year after having four starters selected to the game, including Pablo Sandoval over David Wright, the Giants will have none in the opening lineup at Citi Field on July 16.

Angel Pagan is likely out for the season after undergoing left hamstring surgery in late June. The ex-Met signed a four-year, $40 million deal in September. Pagan originally was injured on May 25, when his inside-the-park homer lifted the Giants past Colorado. He aggravated the tear during a rehab game. Fellow ex-Met Andres Torres primarily has played center field in Pagan’s absence. Torres was forced to leave Friday’s game with a right calf cramp, but since has returned.


Daniel Shirey/USA TODAY SportsAndres Torres has taken over for injured fellow ex-Met Angel Pagan in center field.


• Posey has been starting at first base more frequently of late because of leg tightness.

• San Francisco was no-hit by Cincinnati’s Homer Bailey last Tuesday. The Giants last had been no-hit in 2003, by Kevin Millwood of the Philadelphia Phillies. Since the move to San Francisco, the Giants have been no-hit 11 times. The others to accomplish the feat against them: Warren Spahn (1961), Sandy Koufax (1963), Ryan Washburn (1968), Jerry Reuss (1980), Charlie Lea (1981), Mike Scott (1986), Terry Mulholland (1990), Kevin Gross (1992) and Kevin Brown (1997).

• San Francisco has lost 11 of 13 and 16 of 21. The Giants have scored two runs or fewer in 12 of their past 16 games. They are 2-for-their-last-36 with runners in scoring position.

• Scutaro, in a 5-for-34 slump, recently has dealt with back problems. Also slumping: Pence is 0-for-his-last-22. Sandoval is 5-for-45 since returning from the DL for a foot injury. The Big Panda is homerless in his last 24 games. Brandon Crawford is 7-for-his-last-58 with no extra-base hits or RBIs in his past 18 games.

• The Giants got caught batting out of order Saturday. After the third hitter, Posey, delivered an RBI double in the first inning, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly informed umpires Posey was listed as the cleanup hitter, so it really had been Sandoval’s turn to bat. Sandoval was ruled out, the runner returned to third and Posey had to bat again. He flied out.

Tim Lincecum is winless since June 4. He is 0-for-4 with a 4.45 ERA in his past five starts.

Matt Cain enters the series off an outing against the Dodgers in which he allowed eight runs while recording only seven outs. Cain had produced a 1.82 ERA in his previous five starts and had been unbeaten in his past 11 starts against the Dodgers. Cain had retired the final 20 batters he faced against the Colorado Rockies in his previous start.

Santiago Casilla should return to the bullpen this week, after two more rehab appearances. Casilla had mid-May surgery to remove a bone cyst near his knee.

• Closer Sergio Romo allowed a three-run double in the ninth inning Sunday as San Francisco lost its rubber game to Los Angeles. Romo had mocked Hanley Ramirez after earning a save Saturday.

Mike Kickham was demoted Sunday, after going 0-3 and surrendering 16 earned runs in 10 1/3 innings as a starter. His 13.94 ERA is the highest ever by a Giants starter in his first three outings. The decision coincided with Chad Gaudin’s return from the disabled list.

• The Giants had scout Lee Elder watching Minnesota Twins relievers, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Ryan Vogelsong suffered a broken right hand getting hit by a pitch May 20. He may resume throwing next week.

• Outfielder Gregor Blanco snapped an 0-for-25 drought Saturday with a three-hit game.

Mets morning briefing 4.24.12

April, 24, 2012
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Jose Reyes returns to Citi Field for the first time as a visitor this evening. He encounters a reeling Mets team that was swept in a doubleheader by the San Francisco Giants on Monday, 6-1 and 7-2, to fall to .500 for the first time this season.

The Mets being involved in doubleheader sweeps actually has become the norm. They were 2-3-0 in twinbills last season -- splitting none. The last split: June 10, 2010, against the San Diego Padres.

Read the Mets-Marlins series preview here.

Meanwhile, Larry Wayne Jones -- father of Shea Jones -- turned 40 today.

Tuesday's news reports:

• ESPN.com's Jorge Arangure Jr. visited Reyes during the shortstop's weekend series at Nationals Park. Reyes opened up about his time in New York and just how emotional he is about his return to Flushing. Writes Arangure:

This particular conversation with Reyes seemed different from all the others. When Reyes tells you that he's genuinely excited about something, you take notice because you always assume that he's excited about everything.

"I'm going crazy thinking about going there," he said prior to the Miami Marlins' game against the Washington Nationals on Friday. He paused, then repeated, "I'm going crazy thinking about going there."

On Sunday night, Reyes arrived in New York with his Marlins teammates and for the first time in months he slept in his own bed at his house on Long Island. He spent his off day on Monday hanging out with his New York friends and family. Then on Tuesday night, the reunion that Reyes has awaited for months will arrive. Shortly before game time, Mets fans' love affair with their former shortstop will officially come to an end, if it hasn't already. Reyes, wearing the Marlins' fluorescent colors, will step into the batter's box and face the team with whom he spent almost half his life.

"I know he's excited about coming back and seeing how he's received," said Peter Greenberg, Reyes' agent. "I know he's had the date circled since he saw the schedule. I don't think honestly he can say it's another game. It's going to be emotional for him."

David Wright says it will be strange to see Reyes in a Marlins uniform. Because Wright was dealing with an abdominal issue during spring training, he did not see Reyes during any Mets-Marlins Grapefruit League games. So this will be the third baseman's first in-person glimpse at Reyes in garish Marlins colors.

Brian Costa in the Journal notes that minus Reyes, the Mets rank last in the National League in steals with three. Reyes' Marlins lead with 18. Writes Costa:

Baseball Prospectus keeps a statistic called base running runs, which measures the number of runs contributed by a player's advancement on the bases above what would be expected, based on the number and quality of opportunities to advance. Entering Monday, the Mets ranked 29th in the majors with -3.6 base running runs. "I think we have guys who can steal some bases and take some extra bases," said Mets first-base coach Tom Goodwin, who oversees baserunning. "It's just a comfort level we have to get to as a team. We need to get comfortable taking that chance and taking that extra base."

• Read more on Reyes' impending return in the Miami Herald, Palm Beach Post, Star-Ledger, Post, Times, Daily News and Newsday.

Jason Bay injured his left rib cage attempting a catch on Gregor Blanco's fourth-inning shot to left field in Game 2. X-rays were negative, but Bay was not fully comfortable postgame and may undergo an MRI on Tuesday morning. Read more in Newsday, the Daily News, Record and Post.

• Backup middle infielder Ronny Cedeno landed on the disabled list with a strained left intercostal muscle on his left side. Jeremy Hefner was activated for Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader and tossed three scoreless innings in relief of Miguel Batista. Hefner then was optioned back to Triple-A Buffalo, and Jordany Valdespin was activated to serve as a backup middle infielder.

Mike Puma in the Post had this lead to his game story about the doubleheader defeat: If a baseball team creates a stench and nobody shows up to smell it, is an odor emitted?

Read other game recaps from a miserable Monday at damp, frigid and desolate Citi Field in the Times, Record, Star-Ledger, Daily News and Newsday.

• Columnist Kevin Kernan in the Post links Monday's stinker to Reyes' return. Writes Kernan:

These are the nights when Jose Reyes’ free-agent flight can be felt throughout a dead ballpark. This has nothing to do with Ruben Tejada, who is proving to be a competent replacement for the Mets, but Reyes always brought a large amount of energy to the team. On this cold night when Citi Field was nearly empty, energy was desperately needed against the Giants.

• Columnist Tim Smith in the Daily News says who needs Reyes when the Mets have Ruben Tejada? (Our take? There's a wee bit of a drop-off.) Writes Smith:

If the early results are any indication of what the future holds, the Mets aren’t going to miss Reyes at all. They’re better off without him. All that hand-wringing over whether to let him leave was wasted. The Mets can live without him. Tejada has softened that blow.

• Columnist Jeff Bradley in the Star-Ledger says the Reyes recognition video should include him bunting for a base hit and departing the final game of last season to preserve the batting title, because Bradley asserts that was a selfish play. Writes Bradley:

But now that Reyes is gone, and there doesn’t appear to be another player like him about to blow through the doors of the clubhouse, why not remember how it ended? Showing Reyes walking off again would symbolize, without saying a word, that the Mets have moved in a new direction. Reyes was a special player, an exciting player, a guy who played hard. But show that moment, and let Mets fans decide if it was a defining one. Walking the parking lots outside Citi Field last night were a few who believed it was. “Looking back, I’m kind of glad we might not have players like Jose Reyes anymore,” said Brad Jasper, a Mets fan from Manhattan who was one of the few to attend the first game of last night’s doubleheader with the Giants. “That was a ‘me’ move and we’ve got to be more of a team to be successful in the future.”

Ike Davis left the bases loaded three times and stranded 11 runners Monday, although the last called third strike, as a pinch hitter in Game 2, was a rough call by plate ump Dana DeMuth on a low pitch. Read more in the Post.

• If you thought, for sure, that former Mets first-round draft pick Philip Humber's appearance to read the Top 10 list on the "Late Show" with David Letterman would include a dig at the Mets, you were incorrect. Or, more precisely, the show's writers whiffed. The Amazin's escaped unscathed. The only dig at the expense of another team was directed at the Boston Red Sox. Said Humber for No. 3: "I see the Red Sox are up 9-0 on the Yankees -- that's an easy win."

Andres Torres and D.J. Carrasco began rehab assignments Monday with Class A St. Lucie. Carrasco pitched a scoreless inning. Torres went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two steals. Torres' return from a left calf strain will create an interesting situation about whether Kirk Nieuwenhuis merits sticking around -- and can get enough playing time to justify it. Interestingly, Terry Collins twice in the four-game San Francisco series started Nieuwenhuis and Scott Hairston against a southpaw and had Lucas Duda on the bench.

Dylan Owen, making a spot start with Hefner promoted to the majors, allowed one run in 4 2/3 innings and also homered as Triple-A Buffalo beat Lehigh Valley, 5-1. Read the full minor league recap here.

TRIVIA: Which city hosted the All-Star Game the year Reyes and Wright were selected to play for the first time? (Hint: Reyes was inactive because he had sliced his left pinkie on Mike Jacobs' cleat while sliding back into first base a week earlier in a game against the Marlins.)

Monday's answer: Tom Seaver pitched for only one minor league team in his career -- the Jacksonville (Fla.) Suns, in 1966. Seaver went 12-12 with a 3.13 ERA in 34 appearances (32 starts) spanning 210 innings. He became an All-Star the following season.

Rapid Reaction: Giants 7, Mets 2 (Game 2)

April, 23, 2012
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WHAT IT MEANS: After a four-game winning streak to begin the season, the Mets have now dipped to .500 for the first time in 2012, at 8-8.

Dillon Gee surrendered a career-high 12 hits as the Mets were swept in a doubleheader Monday by San Francisco. The Giants limited the Mets to six hits and won the nightcap, 7-2, at Citi Field.

BAY WATCH: The Giants upped the lead to 5-0 in the fourth when Jason Bay retreated for a deep shot by Gregor Blanco, but the ball glanced off the left fielder’s glove for a two-run double. Bay did a face plant into the outfield grass. He was replaced by Mike Baxter in left field in the eighth inning.

OH, GEE: Hector Sanchez chased Gee with two out in the seventh inning with a two-run homer to right field, his first career long ball, which gave San Francisco a 7-1 lead. The long ball would not have been a homer under the old Citi Field dimensions. So there now have been six new-dimensions homers since the stadium reconfiguration -- three apiece for the home team and visitors.

Pablo Sandoval had crushed two-run homer in a three-run first against Gee.

The seven runs allowed by Gee were one shy of matching his career high. Gee surrendered eight runs in a 10-0 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Aug. 22 of last season.

It was the most hits allowed by a Mets pitcher since Johan Santana surrendered 13 against the St. Louis Cardinals on July 28, 2010.

Gee’s line: 6.2 IP, 12H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 2 HR. He threw 105 pitches (72 strikes).

’SPIN CITI: Jordany Valdespin made his major league debut as a pinch hitter with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning against right-hander Clay Hensley and with the Mets trailing by five runs. Valdespin popped out in the infield on the first pitch.

NO OFFENSE: Ike Davis pinch-hit with the bases loaded and two out in the eighth, after Valdespin popped out. For the third time in the doubleheader, Davis stranded three teammates on the basepaths. This time, Davis was called out on a full-count offering from Hensley. Davis stranded 11 runners in the doubleheader despite starting only one game.

The Mets’ opening run came on an RBI single by Justin Turner in the fourth. Turner was starting at first base over Davis against left-hander Madison Bumgarner. The latter run came in the eighth on a sacrifice fly by Daniel Murphy, before the Valdespin and Davis outs. The Mets were outscored 13-3 in the doubleheader.

WHAT’S NEXT: Jose Reyes and the Miami Marlins visit Citi Field on Tuesday, in case you had not heard. Santana (0-2, 3.97 ERA) opposes Marlins right-hander Josh Johnson (0-2, 5.94).

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BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.289 9 57 79
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
WB. Colon 15
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187