San Francisco Giants were swept by their arch-rival Dodgers last weekend, and things could not seem to get worst.
Dropping the first round to the New York Mets Monday night did not help. The way they did it might as well have pushed them off the cliff.
“When I don’t execute, what happens is, this is the big leagues. You can’t expect anything else. I’m in a rut. That’s what it is. I just have to keep pushing. The team needs me. I’ve got to be good. I’m down for that.” Said relief pitcher Sergio Romo after his eighth inning collapse that saw him pitch two thirds of an inning, but not before giving up four runs ripping away a two run lead.
In that eighth inning, it was Giant-killer Scott Hairston that did the most damage. He hit a two run home run that scored two and pulled his team to a tie. Afterwards, pinch hitter Justin Turner and catcher Rob Johnson each drove in the run.
However, it was not just Romo that had a bad luck night. Giant manager Bruce Bochy pointed out that his club made many mistakes that happened to come back and bite them.
“”We swung the bats better, but we also made mistakes that came back to get us.” Said Bochy.
The Giants were able to fight their way back in the ninth inning. A pair of doubles off the bat of Buster Posey and Nick Schierholtz scored a run each to force the game into extra innings. However, again it was Hairston that put the Giants to bed with his second homer of the night. It was his sixth multi-homer game of his career.
The Giants and Mets will be at it again Tuesday night. The probable pitchers are Tim Lincecum (4-11) and Matt Harve (0-1). Lincecum is coming off a rough start, while Harvey picked up his first win of the season after throwing 5.1 innings of scoreless baseball against Arizona.
First pitch will be 10:15.