Mets start fast with 2 HRs, Frazier shot in 8th beats SF 7-3

NEW YORK (AP) On an afternoon they put down three timely bunts, the New York Mets had a blast.

Three of them, too.

Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith hit back-to-back home runs to begin the first inning, then Todd Frazier took an awkward swing and launched a tiebreaking drive in the eighth that sent the Mets over the San Francisco Giants 7-3 Thursday.

Along with his homer, Smith beat the shift with a bunt single to the vacant left side.

''Show them I can do a little bit of everything,'' he said.

That's what the Mets did at the plate - a pair of bunt singles, a sacrifice, a couple hit-and-runs, a steal and slew of pinch-hitters.

Plus, their trio of pitchers combined on a three-hitter.

Pinch-hitter Jeff McNeil singled home the tying run in the seventh, sticking out his bat for a bloop single. He stayed in the game and added an RBI single that capped a four-run eighth.

''Just trying to do everything I could to put the ball in play,'' said McNeil, now 6 for 12 since a hamstring strain put him on the injured list. ''That was like my D or C swing.''

New York starter Zack Wheeler overcame a long homer by Pablo Sandoval and a shot by Brandon Belt to keep it close into the late innings, allowing three hits through the seventh.

It was 3-all when Pete Alonso opened the Mets eighth with a single off Mark Melancon (2-1). After Michael Conforto grounded into a force play and stole second, Frazier got way out on his front foot as he connected, nearly ending up on one knee.

Initially, Mets manager Mickey Callaway didn't think the drive would clear the wall in left-center. Instead, he said, he kept shouting ''get in the gap! Get in the gap!''

Frazier took a giant hop as he reached first base after his fifth homer of the season and 198th of his career. Adeiny Hechavarria followed with a single and ran through third base coach Gary DiSarcina's stop sign to easily score on Juan Lagares' hit-and-run double.

Seth Lugo (3-0) pitched one inning.

Rosario and Smith got the Mets off to a fast start against rookie Shaun Anderson. This was the third time in franchise history the Mets had opened the first inning with consecutive home runs, most recently by Jose Reyes and Asdrubal Cabrera in 2016.

''I kind of just figured that was all they were going to get. Just kind of gathered myself and knew I needed to locate the ball and kind of locked it in after that,'' Anderson said.

It had been a much longer time since the Giants had given up back-to-back homers to lead off the first - it was Aug. 3, 1994, at Candlestick Park when Bud Black served them up to Cincinnati's Jacob Brumfield and Bret Boone.

Both Rosario and Smith got taken out for pinch-hitters in the seventh when the Mets scored a run to make it 3-all.

A leadoff walk to Lagares finished Anderson. A single by Tomas Nido off Reyes Moronta set up a sacrifice by pinch-hitter Carlos Gomez, and McNeil singled.

''It's just buzzard luck that inning that changed things,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.

The Mets have homered in a team-record 13 straight games at Citi Field.

FLASHY

Lagares, a 2014 Gold Glove winner, made a leaping catch to rob Steven Duggar of extra bases in the third. Lagares banged into the wall for the grab, leaving the padded panels askew. Lagares also had a bunt single.

LONG AND SHORT

Smith became the third Mets player with a home run and bunt hit in the same game this season. McNeil and Brandon Nimmo also have done it, the Elias Sports Bureau said.

''The home runs are fun,'' Smith said. ''But if they're going to give you a hit, take it.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: 2B Robinson Cano wasn't available a day after tweaking his left quadriceps. Callaway said Cano was feeling OK and would be evaluated Friday. The 36-year-old Cano was activated from the injured list Wednesday after being out since May 22 because of a strained left quadriceps, and limped off in the four innings Thursday with tightness in his quad.

UP NEXT

Giants: LHP Drew Pomeranz (1-6, 8.08 ERA) pitches at home against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (5-0, 3.20). In his last start, Pomeranz was tagged by Baltimore for eight runs in 1 1/3 innings.

Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (3-5, 3.49) starts at home against Rockies RHP Antonio Senzatela (4-4, 5.33). DeGrom exited his last game with a hip cramp in the seventh inning. The NL Cy Young Award winner is 4-0 with a 1.02 ERA in six starts vs. Colorado.

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SF25-36
000201000330
NYM30-32
20000014X7130
  • W: S. Lugo (3-0)L: M. Melancon (2-1)
  • HR: SF - P. Sandoval (8), B. Belt (9), NYM - T. Frazier (5), D. Smith (4), A. Rosario (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Panik 2B40000001.238.316.337.6520.0
M. Yastrzemski LF40100020.238.313.381.6930.0
P. Sandoval 3B42111011.285.315.585.9016.5
B. Belt 1B41121020.246.360.481.8426.0
S. Vogt C40000020.250.318.417.735-1.0
B. Crawford SS20000100.208.288.325.6131.0
K. Pillar RF30000011.213.243.344.586-0.5
S. Duggar CF30000000.241.283.350.6330.0
S. Anderson P10000010.400.500.6001.1000.5
R. Moronta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Watson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- E. Longoria PH10000000.222.303.405.7080.0
M. Melancon P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-flied out for Watson in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Rosario SS31111010.252.294.427.7225.5
a- J. McNeil PH-2B20220000.345.423.469.8924.0
D. Smith LF31211000.373.468.6121.0807.0
b- J. Davis PH-LF10000002.255.329.421.7501.0
P. Alonso 1B40100114.265.344.605.9491.5
M. Conforto RF31100102.253.383.495.8775.0
T. Frazier 3B41121003.246.313.418.7317.0
A. Hechavarria 2B-SS41200003.258.290.500.7903.0
J. Lagares CF32210100.196.269.290.5597.0
T. Nido C40100003.217.217.370.5871.0
Z. Wheeler P20000010.300.300.467.767-0.5
c- C. Gomez PH00000000.182.262.291.5530.0
S. Lugo P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
d- W. Ramos PH00000100.281.361.421.7831.0
J. Familia P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-singled for Rosario in the 7th
  • b-grounded into a double play for Smith in the 7th
  • c-hit a sacrifice bunt for Wheeler in the 7th
  • d-walked for Lugo in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - P. Sandoval (8), B. Belt (9)
  • RBI - P. Sandoval (22), B. Belt 2 (27)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Panik, K. Pillar
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Lagares (4)
  • HR - A. Rosario (8), D. Smith (4), T. Frazier (5)
  • SH - C. Gomez (2)
  • RBI - A. Rosario (33), J. McNeil 2 (17), D. Smith (9), T. Frazier 2 (15), J. Lagares (13)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. McNeil (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Alonso 3 (3), M. Conforto, A. Hechavarria
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Conforto (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - 3 (Panik-Crawford-Belt; Panik-Crawford-Belt; Crawford-Panik-Belt)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Anderson6.06333324.181.3610.5
R. Moronta (BS, 3)0.12000003.251.37-2.0
T. Watson0.20000002.381.190.0
M. Melancon (L, 2-1)1.05441013.701.44-12.0
PITCHERSIP
S. Anderson6.0
R. Moronta (BS, 3)0.1
T. Watson0.2
M. Melancon (L, 2-1)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Wheeler7.03331624.611.2320.0
S. Lugo (W, 3-0)1.00000102.761.0610.5
J. Familia1.00000206.291.734.0
PITCHERSIP
Z. Wheeler7.0
S. Lugo (W, 3-0)1.0
J. Familia1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - M. Melancon (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Anderson 82-45, R. Moronta 11-10, T. Watson 2-2, M. Melancon 29-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Anderson 9-4, R. Moronta 1-0, T. Watson 1-0, M. Melancon 2-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Anderson 25, R. Moronta 3, T. Watson, M. Melancon 10
PITCHING
  • HBP - Z. Wheeler
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Wheeler 107-78, S. Lugo 13-8, J. Familia 11-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Wheeler 3-12, J. Familia 1-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Wheeler 26, S. Lugo 3, J. Familia 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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SF25-36
000201000330
NYM30-32
20000014X7130
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Panik 2B40000001.238.316.337.6520.0
M. Yastrzemski LF40100020.238.313.381.6930.0
P. Sandoval 3B42111011.285.315.585.9016.5
B. Belt 1B41121020.246.360.481.8426.0
S. Vogt C40000020.250.318.417.735-1.0
B. Crawford SS20000100.208.288.325.6131.0
K. Pillar RF30000011.213.243.344.586-0.5
S. Duggar CF30000000.241.283.350.6330.0
S. Anderson P10000010.400.500.6001.1000.5
R. Moronta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Watson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- E. Longoria PH10000000.222.303.405.7080.0
M. Melancon P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total303332193-----
  • a-flied out for Watson in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Rosario SS31111010.252.294.427.7225.5
a- J. McNeil PH-2B20220000.345.423.469.8924.0
D. Smith LF31211000.373.468.6121.0807.0
b- J. Davis PH-LF10000002.255.329.421.7501.0
P. Alonso 1B40100114.265.344.605.9491.5
M. Conforto RF31100102.253.383.495.8775.0
T. Frazier 3B41121003.246.313.418.7317.0
A. Hechavarria 2B-SS41200003.258.290.500.7903.0
J. Lagares CF32210100.196.269.290.5597.0
T. Nido C40100003.217.217.370.5871.0
Z. Wheeler P20000010.300.300.467.767-0.5
c- C. Gomez PH00000000.182.262.291.5530.0
S. Lugo P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
d- W. Ramos PH00000100.281.361.421.7831.0
J. Familia P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total33713734317-----
HITTERSAB
A. Rosario SS3
a- J. McNeil PH-2B2
D. Smith LF3
b- J. Davis PH-LF1
P. Alonso 1B4
M. Conforto RF3
T. Frazier 3B4
A. Hechavarria 2B-SS4
J. Lagares CF3
T. Nido C4
Z. Wheeler P2
c- C. Gomez PH0
S. Lugo P0
d- W. Ramos PH0
J. Familia P0
Total33
  • a-singled for Rosario in the 7th
  • b-grounded into a double play for Smith in the 7th
  • c-hit a sacrifice bunt for Wheeler in the 7th
  • d-walked for Lugo in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - P. Sandoval (8), B. Belt (9)
  • RBI - P. Sandoval (22), B. Belt 2 (27)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Panik, K. Pillar
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Lagares (4)
  • HR - A. Rosario (8), D. Smith (4), T. Frazier (5)
  • SH - C. Gomez (2)
  • RBI - A. Rosario (33), J. McNeil 2 (17), D. Smith (9), T. Frazier 2 (15), J. Lagares (13)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. McNeil (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Alonso 3 (3), M. Conforto, A. Hechavarria
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Conforto (4)
FIELDING
  • DP - 3 (Panik-Crawford-Belt; Panik-Crawford-Belt; Crawford-Panik-Belt)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Anderson6.06333324.181.3610.5
R. Moronta (BS, 3)0.12000003.251.37-2.0
T. Watson0.20000002.381.190.0
M. Melancon (L, 2-1)1.05441013.701.44-12.0
Total8.01377433---
PITCHERSIP
S. Anderson6.0
R. Moronta (BS, 3)0.1
T. Watson0.2
M. Melancon (L, 2-1)1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Wheeler7.03331624.611.2320.0
S. Lugo (W, 3-0)1.00000102.761.0610.5
J. Familia1.00000206.291.734.0
Total9.0333192---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Wheeler7.0
S. Lugo (W, 3-0)1.0
J. Familia1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - M. Melancon (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Anderson 82-45, R. Moronta 11-10, T. Watson 2-2, M. Melancon 29-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Anderson 9-4, R. Moronta 1-0, T. Watson 1-0, M. Melancon 2-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Anderson 25, R. Moronta 3, T. Watson, M. Melancon 10
PITCHING
  • HBP - Z. Wheeler
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Wheeler 107-78, S. Lugo 13-8, J. Familia 11-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Wheeler 3-12, J. Familia 1-0
  • Batters Faced - Z. Wheeler 26, S. Lugo 3, J. Familia 3
  • 8TH INNING
    McNeil singled to right, Lagares scored, Ramos to second37
    Lagares doubled to deep left, Hechavarria scored36
    Frazier homered to left center, Conforto scored35
  • 7TH INNING
    McNeil singled to left center, Lagares scored, Nido to third33
  • 6TH INNING
    Sandoval homered to right32
  • 4TH INNING
    Belt homered to center, Sandoval scored22
  • 1ST INNING
    Smith homered to right center02
    Rosario homered to center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jeurys Familia pitching
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Strike looking, Sandoval grounded out to first
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Belt struck out looking
    • S. Vogt: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Vogt struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Seth Lugo pitching
    • Evan Longoria hit for Tony Watson
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Longoria flied out to center
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Panik flied out to deep right
    • M. Yastrzemski: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Yastrzemski struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Mark Melancon pitching
    • P. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Alonso reached on an infield single to first
    • M. Conforto: Conforto reached on fielder's choice to first, Alonso out at second
    • T. Frazier: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Conforto stole second, Strike looking, Ball, Frazier homered to left center, Conforto scored
    • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Hechavarria reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • J. Lagares: Lagares doubled to deep left, Hechavarria scored
    • T. Nido: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Nido grounded out to shortstop, Lagares to third
    • Wilson Ramos hit for Seth Lugo
    • W. Ramos: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ramos walked
    • J. McNeil: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, McNeil singled to right, Lagares scored, Ramos to second
    • J. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Davis hit by pitch, Ramos to third, McNeil to second
    • P. Alonso: Alonso popped out to third
    • End of the 8th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Foul, Foul, Crawford popped out to third
    • K. Pillar: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Pillar struck out looking
    • S. Duggar: Ball, Foul, Duggar flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Lagares: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lagares walked
    • Reyes Moronta relieved Shaun Anderson
    • T. Nido: Foul, Foul, Nido reached on an infield single to shortstop, Lagares to second
    • Carlos Gomez hit for Zack Wheeler
    • C. Gomez: Foul, Gomez hit sacrifice bunt to third, Lagares to third, Nido to second
    • Jeff McNeil hit for Amed Rosario
    • J. McNeil: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, McNeil singled to left center, Lagares scored, Nido to third
    • Tony Watson relieved Reyes Moronta
    • J.D. Davis hit for Dominic Smith
    • J. Davis: Strike looking, Davis grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, McNeil out at second
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • M. Yastrzemski: Foul, Strike swinging, Yastrzemski flied out to left
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Sandoval homered to right
    • B. Belt: Foul, Ball, Belt flied out to left
    • S. Vogt: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Vogt popped out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • P. Alonso: Ball, Alonso flied out to left
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Conforto walked
    • T. Frazier: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Frazier grounded out to shortstop, Conforto to second
    • A. Hechavarria: Foul, Hechavarria grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • S. Duggar: Foul, Ball, Duggar flied out to center
    • S. Anderson: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Anderson struck out looking
    • J. Panik: Ball, Strike looking, Panik flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • Z. Wheeler: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Wheeler grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
    • Do. Smith: Smith grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • M. Yastrzemski: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Yastrzemski reached on an infield single to second
    • P. Sandoval: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Sandoval reached on fielder's choice to second, Yastrzemski out at second
    • B. Belt: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Belt homered to center, Sandoval scored
    • S. Vogt: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Vogt struck out on foul tip
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Crawford walked
    • K. Pillar: Foul, Pillar flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Frazier grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Hechavarria singled to left
    • J. Lagares: Lagares reached on bunt single to pitcher, Hechavarria to second
    • T. Nido: Ball, Nido grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Lagares out at second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • K. Pillar: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Pillar flied out to deep right
    • S. Duggar: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Duggar lined out to center
    • S. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Anderson hit by pitch
    • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Panik popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Rosario flied out to center
    • Do. Smith: Ball, Foul, Smith reached on bunt single to third
    • P. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
    • M. Conforto: Conforto lined out to left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Belt struck out swinging
    • S. Vogt: Strike looking, Vogt flied out to center
    • B. Crawford: Crawford grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Lagares: Lagares grounded out to second
    • T. Nido: Ball, Ball, Nido grounded out to second
    • Z. Wheeler: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Wheeler struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • J. Panik: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Panik grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Yastrzemski: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Yastrzemski struck out on foul tip
    • P. Sandoval: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sandoval struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Rosario homered to center
    • Do. Smith: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Smith homered to right center
    • P. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Alonso walked
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Conforto singled to right, Alonso to second
    • T. Frazier: Foul, Ball, Ball, Frazier lined out to shortstop
    • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Foul, Hechavarria grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Conforto out at second
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)