According to SFGate.com, Bumgarner was the first pitcher in nearly 60 years to allow a grand slam and then hit a homer in the very same inning. Buster Posey provided some breathing room with a two-run double in the eighth. NY could use another big outing by deGrom after allowing 28 runs while losing two of three at Arizona to fall four games behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the National League's second wild-card spot. Thankfully, the Giants' offense, including Bumgarner himself who hit a home run, scored enough runs to get Bumgarner the win. They had to win on the second-to-last just to get the second wild card, where they promptly lost to the Kansas City Royals in the most memorable (and to them, horrifying) one-game playoff games one could imagine. The "Splash Hit" was the 40th by a Giants opponent in the 16-year history of the ballpark, and was the second of Granderson's career.The homer was his 20th of the season.The Giants drew even in the third on Span's first hit, a one-out single that scored Panik.The Mets blew a golden opportunity to break a 1-1 tie in the fifth when Lugo was held up at third base on a two-out single by Kelly Johnson. NY native and former Golden State Warriors standout Chris Mullin, wearing his Mets colors, watched the ceremony and the game, from the box seats behind the plate.
The third career slam surrendered by Bumgarner ended his shutout streak against the Mets at 21 innings and came four pitches after he thought he had Ruggiano struck out. San Francisco LF Angel Pagan went 3-for-4 in Wednesday's 6-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates to extend his hitting streak to 15 games.3.
Eduardo Nunez had four hits and three RBIs for San Francisco, Brandon Crawford and Denard Spann added three hits apiece while Joe Panik drove in two runs.
Kelly had a chance to become the hero when he came to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth with the Mets down a run, but was retired by reliever Sergio Romo, the Giants' sixth pitcher. Hal Jeffcoat did it with the 1957 Cincinnati Reds. 2B Neil Walker (lower back) missed his third straight game. The Mets also made a roster move Wednesday, reinstating OF Justin Ruggiano (strained left hamstring) from the DL and demoting RHP Gabriel Ynoa to Triple-A Las Vegas. Asdrubal Cabrera and Yoenis Cespedes are expected to be activated prior to Friday night's game.
Bullpen report: Cory Gearrin's first night back didn't go well. Cueto, meanwhile, hasn't won since July 6, a six-game stretch in which he has gone 0-2 with a 4.84 ERA.
The hits then kept coming postgame, as the Mets announced that Steven Matz would be skipped because of shoulder discomfort, and Seth Lugo would start in his place.
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