July 9, 2011 - Mets vs Giants (3-1) recap
Timmy fist pump for his win? Or Timmy choo-choo for the release of the Night Train? You decide. If we don’t re-sign Javy after this season, kittens will die. Think of the kittens, please.
Lincecum had an odd outing, but he was still effective nonetheless. In all six innings he pitched, he retired the first two batters he faced without relative difficulty, but the third batter always ended up on base. Double, walk, walk, walk, double, double. Carlos Beltran still has been giving the Giants trouble as three of those six batters that reached based after two outs was him. He also scored the Mets’ only run in the first. Like I said before, it’s a Beltran showcase. I hope we’re able to make a deal for him.
Three of the four runs in the game came from the first inning. More excitement as Pablo moves on up to a 20-game hit streak, and Nate and Huff drive in two runs. Game was pretty quiet afterwards until a small rally in the bottom of the 7th. Rowand scores as Sandoval beats out a would-be double play.
Bullpen was, once again, fantastic. Casilla had a 1-2-3 7th. Javy Lopez was fantastic, took the mound, and dominated in the 8th. Looked like he was going for the save after he later recorded two outs in the 9th, but he walked Ruben Tejada. Romo gets tagged in as, of course, Scott Hairston comes to the plate (I absolutely love the Lopez-Romo tag-team, btw). No Hairston doom this time, as Romo records a Romosexual save with just three pitches, slaying the Giant killer.