NEW YORK – Jake McGee got Pete Alonso to hit a fly ball that ended the bases loaded encounter, and the San Francisco Giants applied five double kills to beat the New York Mets 3-2 on Wednesday night. In free fall.
The Giants’ Brandon Crawford hit a two-run double for the lead in the seventh inning after New York manager Luis Rojas retired starter Taijuan Walker. San Francisco extended its record to 4-1 against New York in the last 10 days.
The Mets were two on base against McGee in the ninth after Giants outfielders Austin Slater and Alex Dickerson collided with each other and dropped a fly on one out.
Puerto Rican Francisco Lindor flied out for the second out and Brandon Nimmo walked to fill the pads prior to Alonso’s turn.
On a 1-2 count, McGee threw a fastball to Alonso, whose hit was easily caught inside the infield by second baseman Tommy La Stella. McGee got his 29th save.
Walker (7-9) dominated San Francisco in six innings but was retired in the seventh. He threw 74 pitches after running backs advanced due to an error by third baseman Jonathan Villar and a fly that fell between three Mets defenders.
New York scored a dirty run to Johnny Cueto. With two outs and the bases loaded, third baseman Kris Bryant threw the ball wrong after an Alonso grounder for a 1-1 tie in the fifth. An inning later, Dominic Smith hit left-hander Tony Watson (5-3) with an RBI double for the lead.
For the Giants, Johnny Cueto 1-0. The Venezuelan Wilmer Flores 1-0.
For the Mets, Puerto Ricans Javier Báez 4-1 and Francisco Lindor 2-0. The Dominican Jonathan Villar 3-2, one scored.