MLB recap: San Francisco Giants beat New York Mets 9-3
Joc Pederson is still wearing yesterday’s underwear. He certainly didn’t change his socks and he probably didn’t come home last night. After yesterday’s 3 homer, 8 RBI awakening and 13-point offensive game culminating in a walk-off, the whole squad showed up for today’s afternoon game. today as if she had never left the park.
The San Francisco Giants put 9 runs on the board and chased New York Mets starter Thomas Szapucki in the first 1.1 innings of the game. That was all they needed in the 9-3 rubber game.
Starting against a left-handed pitcher, left-handed swingers Pederson and Mike Yastrzemski homered.
Pederson’s 2-run homer came in 1st, the effects of yesterday’s pre-game chat with Barry Bonds lingering.
We saw Pederson get hot. Yaz’s batting line has seen a strong rise in recent weeks, but it was Evan Longoria who offered the biggest weight.
After a single from Wilmer Flores and a walk from Yaz in the first, Longoria started the scoring with a 3-run homer that took center field.
He lit an inside fastball in the second, dropping it down the tunnel on the left to support Yaz’s two shots to the center.
And that was it, about as easy as it gets with a baseball game. A real deafening onslaught that took place pretty much after the onslaught.
If the game could be summed up in one image, it would be this:
New York scattered a quiet 3 runs in 3 different innings as starter Jakob Junis put his head down and tossed the ball with little stress for 6 innings.
It was his deepest outing of the season and pretty damn similar to the others: allowing 2 earned runs on 3 hits, 1 walk and 4 strikeouts.
Jakob Junis made 5+ in every outing, played 6 rounds today. His races allowed in 6 appearances: 0, 0, 2, 2, 4, 2.
— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) May 25, 2022
The Giants are packing up for a Friday game in Cincinnati. I wouldn’t be surprised if Bonds made the trip too.