The San Francisco Giants fell to the New York Mets Thursday 9-1 at AT&T Park.
The loss saw the Giants sink three-games-to-four to the Mets in the previous four days.
Barry Zito was roughed up right off the bat for the Giants. In the first inning he gave up four runs. In the second he gave up an additional one.
After retiring the first two batters of the game, Zito committed one of the major sins of baseball by walking a batter with two outs. The free pass turned to two when he walked the next batter, Scott Hairston. Now in a jam of his own making, Zito went to work on fifth batter Daniel Murphy who was hit by a pitch and the bases were loaded. Jason Bay stepped to the plate, coming off an injury, and rapped a single that scored the mets first runs. Next, second baseball Ronny Cedeno came through and plated the next two runs that gave the Mets the early advantage.
And though they did not need it, they capitalized off opportunities and sustained their scoring throughout the game.
In the second inning, again with two outs, the Mets rallied and David Wright singled to score their fifth run of the game. The Mets would score multiply runs in the fifth and seventh inning as well. The Giants only run came in the fourth inning. It came after Melky Cabrera tripled and Hunter Pence sacrificed him in. Besides that however, Met starter Chris Young had everything under control.
Young pitched seven innings and only gave up four hits while doing so. He struck out four as well.
The Giants still hold the division lead despite loosing six of their last seven games. They will face the Colorado Rockies Friday night to open up a three game series. The Mets will continue their west coast road trip and face San Diego next.