Marlon Byrd's seventh career grand slam provided the final margin for the high-flying Mets, who took down the Giants 10-6 to clinch the series.
The Good Stuff:
- Down 2-0 in the 4th, Andrew Brown singled home the tying runs with the bases loaded, and Omar Quintanilla followed two batters later with the go-ahead base hit.
- San Francisco had tied it by the 6th inning, but Anthony Recker crushed a Barry Zito cutter for a two-run homer to put New York up 5-3.
- The Giants again tied it by the 8th inning, but the Mets put up a five-spot through Daniel Murphy's sac fly and Marlon Byrd's grand slam on Jake Dunning's first pitch. 10-5 Mets, and the Giants would not come back from that deficit.
- The best offensive numbers for the team that pounded 12 hits were:
- David Wright (2-3, 2 BB, 2 R)
- Marlon Byrd (2-4, BB, 2 R, GS, 4 RBI)
- Omar Quintanilla (3-5, R, RBI)
- Dillon Gee wasn't great in his 6.2 innings, allowing five runs on nine hits and constantly letting the home team back into the game.
- Anthony Recker and Daniel Murphy each had errors for the visitors.
At this point I'm sure the Mets are just happy to play a game that didn't go four hours, but that was quite the game to play. Byrd's value continues to rocket as the NY offense finally has found its footing. Great sights to see.
Zack Wheeler returns to face his original franchise this afternoon in the series finale.