The Giants’ offense once again failed them, as they left 18 men on base and fell to the New York Mets 4-3 in 16 innings.
The game began about as well as the Giants could have hoped. San Francisco wasted no time getting to the Mets young right-hander Matt Harvey. With one out in the bottom of the first, Marco Scutaro sent a single up the middle. Brandon Belt, batting third for the first time in his career, crushed a ball to deep center, just missing a home run, but Buster Posey didn’t miss. Posey sent the 3-1 pitch from Harvey into the left-field bleachers, giving the Giants an early 2-0 lead.
Lincecum no-hit New York through four innings, but gave up a lead-off single to Marlon Byrd in the fifth. After striking out Kirk Nieuwenhuis, John Buck doubled to plate Byrd and give the Mets their first run of the game. Timmy struck out Omar Quintanilla and got Matt Harvey to ground out to preserve the 2-1 lead, but the Giants wouldn’t lead for long.
Eric Young lead off the sixth with a tripl...