NEW YORK (AP) — Kris Bryant launched an early two-run homer, pinch-hitter Darin Ruf broke an eighth-inning tie with an RBI single and the San Francisco Giants beat the plummeting New York Mets 3-2 on Thursday evening for a three-game sweep.
Pete Alonso clocked a two-run drive off the restaurant home windows past the left-field foul pole, however the Mets completed 2-11 in a pivotal stretch of video games in opposition to the Giants and Dodgers — the highest two groups within the majors.
The premature slide dropped New York from a half-game again within the NL East to 7 1/2 behind first-place Atlanta.
Subsequent, the third-place Mets play 15 in a row in opposition to Washington and Miami, the underside two groups within the division. But it surely is likely to be too late to get again within the race.
Bryant related within the first inning off Carlos Carrasco for his twenty fourth dwelling run of the season and sixth with the most important league-leading Giants since they acquired him from the Chicago Cubs on the July 30 commerce deadline. 4 have come in opposition to the Mets since Aug. 16, together with a solo shot in Wednesday evening’s 3-2 victory.
Alonso tied it with a two-run homer within the sixth that chased starter Alex Wooden.
Mike Yastrzemski singled in opposition to Seth Lugo (3-2) to start the eighth, and Curt Casali was grazed by a pitch. Ruf grounded a single by way of the best facet to present the Giants a 3-2 lead.
Casali, beginning instead of nicked-up catcher Buster Posey, was changed on the bases by Chadwick Tromp after experiencing dizziness. He took a foul ball off the masks earlier within the recreation.
Jarlin García (5-3) labored 1 2/3 scoreless innings in aid, and José Álvarez retired pinch-hitter Jeff McNeil on a grounder with the bases loaded to finish the underside of the eighth.
Tyler Rogers bought three fast outs within the ninth for his twelfth save.
Carrasco permitted two runs and three hits in a season-high seven innings, his finest outing by far in six begins with the Mets after lacking a lot of the 12 months with a hamstring damage. He struck out 5, walked none and set down his closing 13 batters.
Giants: Posey missed his second consecutive recreation due to discomfort in his left knee. “No long-term considerations for Buster. Simply giving him a further day,” supervisor Gabe Kapler mentioned. … Casali can be evaluated Friday. … 1B Brandon Belt went on the bereavement listing to attend his grandmother’s funeral Friday in Texas. He’s more likely to rejoin the crew Saturday in Atlanta and be activated Sunday, Kapler mentioned. Wilmer Flores, a fan favourite with the Mets, began at 1B in opposition to his authentic crew. … 2B Donovan Solano was positioned on the injured listing with no motive given, which is how the Giants have been dealing with COVID-19 IL strikes this season. San Francisco recalled Tromp and infielder Thairo Estrada from Triple-A Sacramento. … RHP Anthony DeSclafani (proper ankle irritation) was scheduled to throw a bullpen with an eye fixed towards coming off the injured listing Sunday to start out in Atlanta.
Mets: Noah Syndergaard threw 16 pitches in a rehab begin for Excessive-A Brooklyn, his first aggressive outing since getting shut down in Might with elbow discomfort in his restoration from March 2020 Tommy John surgical procedure. The correct-hander gave up a leadoff homer, the one hit he allowed in a single inning. He struck out one. “It’s undoubtedly a sigh of aid and a step in the best route,” he mentioned. Syndergaard revealed that docs suggested him to not throw his slider the remainder of the 12 months as a result of maybe the torque on his elbow from that pitch prompted his setback. So he’s scrapped his curveball for now, too. He mentioned he thinks he could be efficient with only a four-seam fastball, two-seamer and changeup. The crew has indicated Syndergaard might return in September as a reliever, and he mentioned he’s open to any position. After the season, he can turn into a free agent. “I can’t think about leaving New York or leaving the Mets,” Syndergaard mentioned. … Backup catcher Tomás Nido (sprained left thumb) might come off the injured listing Friday or Saturday. Beginning catcher James McCann (decrease again spasms) is taking batting apply however isn’t fairly as shut.
Giants: Head to Atlanta for a three-game sequence between Nationwide League division leaders. RHP Kevin Gausman (12-5, 2.47 ERA) is predicted to return off the COVID-19 injured listing to start out Friday evening in opposition to LHP Max Fried (11-7, 3.49).
Freddie Freeman and the Braves must be well-rested, too, coming off a uncommon set of consecutive days off constructed into their schedule.
San Francisco performs its subsequent 10 video games in opposition to the Braves, the NL Central-leading Brewers and the rival Dodgers.
Mets: LHP Wealthy Hill (6-5, 4.13 ERA) pitches Friday evening in opposition to Washington RHP Paolo Espino (3-4, 4.28) within the opener of a three-game sequence. Hill is 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA in six video games — 5 begins — for the Mets since he was acquired from Tampa Bay.
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