By Jeremy Kahn
AP photo: New York Mets Michael Confronto hits a double in his sixth straight game setting a franchise record he went 3-4 on Saturday against the San Francisco Giants
Who would have thought the New York Mets would one such a great team this quickly, but they are here to stay.
Michael Confronto and Wilmer Flores each hit home runs, as the Mets won their eighth straight game with a hard fought 6-5 victory over the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field.
Not only have the reigning National League Champions won eight in a row, but they have eon 11 out of their 12.
With the Mets leading 6-3 in the top of the eighth inning, the Giants were able to load the bases with no outs; however Hunter Pence’s bid at a grand slam just ended coming up short and was caught for the first out of the inning. Yes, the Mets was cut to 6-4, and then Brandon Crawford but another sacrifice fly to narrow the lead down to one.
Jeurys Familia came on to pitch a perfect ninth inning for his eighth save of the season in as many opportunities.
Not only did Confronto hit a home run, but he tied a team record by hitting a double in his sixth straight game, tying the record set by Joe Christopher in 1964.
Jacob deGrom gave up two hits in six innings of work to improve his record to 3-0 on the season, and saw his earned run average lower to 1.02, as all three runs he allowed were unearned
Matt Cain fell 0-3 on the season, as he allowed six runs on seven hits in six innings on the mound. Cain last won on July 22, 2015, a career-worst 12 starts.