Once again, Livan Hernandez did not give the Mets a chance to win as he was tagged for six runs in 5 1/3 innings. This has got to be the last game he starts. He gave the Mets a lot in the first half of the season, but it seems like he’s just run out of gas.
The Mets offense didn’t help matters much as they managed just one run off of a Gary Sheffield RBI single. The Mets had eight hits but could not capitalize, despite the Giants’ two errors. In his first game with the team, Andy Green drew a walk and a standing ovation from the loyal fans left in the ballpark in this blowout.
Elmer Dessens entered the game in the sixth inning and pitched a scoreless 1 2/3 innings, though he did allow the hit to score the Giants’ sixth run. Tim Redding, another pitcher who just isn’t getting it done, allowed three more runs in the eighth inning. Nelson Figueroa played mop-up duty but also was tagged for a run in the ninth.
That’s pretty much all that can be said about this game, which seemingly was lost before it really got started. The Mets take on the Braves Tuesday night for a three-game series.