While the Mets find themselves 11.5 games behind the first place Atlanta Braves, they have been showing much more fight of late. Last nights victory was one of determination and mental toughness. The Mets pulled the game out in 16 innings against a struggling San Francisco Giants team. Matt Harvey went for the Mets and pitched very solid game with only one or two mistakes. Buster Posey's 2 run-homer was the only big swing the Giants had all night. Tim Lincecum was also very good for the Giants with 10 K's over seven strong innings. The Mets bullpen was stellar hurling nine shutout innings as well.
The game came down to one error by the shortstop of the Giants, Brandon Crawford, who had made a game saving play earlier in extras. This error was most likely a result of fatigue as both teams were not showing any signs of life late in the game. Bobby Parnell came on and earned his 16th save of the season to improve the mets record to (38-48).
While it is one game, it is a good sign to see the Mets win the first game on the west coast especially when teams historically don't do well in those games because of the time difference. The Mets are desperately trying to put a string of wins together before the all-star break to salvage any faint chance of possibly contending for the second wild card spot. Roles are also being defined for next years roster. The Mets go for their third win in a row tonight with Dillon Gee on the hill.