What originally looked like an evenly-matched game escalated quickly as the San Francisco Giants fell once more to the New York Mets 10-6 on Tuesday night. Marlon Byrd knocked any hope of either extra-innings or a Giants win out of the park with a grand slam in the eighth inning.
Jeremy Affeldt, whose three earned runs scored on Byrd’s slam, was grasping at straws. “It stinks. Everything stinks. I stink.”
“We’re working hard. Maybe we’re working too hard, I don’t know if that’s possible,” he said.
Barry Zito gave up seven hits and five runs – his most allowed at home this season – through six innings of work, walking four and striking out five. The Giants fell to 8-3 in Zito home starts, despite scoring five runs for the first time since June 30 in Colorado.
“Overall I don’t feel good about the fact that we wasted the effort of all the runs we scored,” said Zito.
The Giants jumped ahead early again in the bottom of the second inning but the lead didn’t last long. The Mets took ov