The Mets scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth Wednesday night to beat the Giants at Citi Field.
Gregor Blanco hit a two-run homer to right in the third inning to give the Giants a 2-0 lead. Harang allowed three home runs in his debut with the Mets.
The Mets defense, not the long ball, victimized Harang in the fourth. Brandon Crawford led off by reaching on a Josh Satin error at third. Then with runners on first and second with two outs, Blanco hit an easy fly ball to right. Andrew Brown drifted over, had it lined up, and somehow he just didn’t catch it. A run scored to make it 3-0.
The Giants added another run in the fifth to make it 4-0.
Harang was done after five innings and 100 pitches. He allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits. He struck out eight and walked three batters.
The Mets finally got on the board in the eighth inning when Satin hit a sacrifice fly to score Matt den Dekker — 4-1.
Andrew Brown and Juan Lagares both walked in the ninth inning to get the tying run to the plate with one out. Giants closer Sergio Romo came in to face pinch hitter Zach Lutz. Lutz doubled down the left field line to score Brown to make it 4-2. With runners on second and third Juan Centeno, making his major league debut, came to the plate. He hit an infield single to score Lagares to cut the lead to one. Zutz just made it safely into third. Den Dekker was next, and he walked to load the bases. Omar Quintanilla hit a fly ball to shallow right, too shallow to send Lutz. for the second out. Satin was the Mets last hope and he came through, singling to left to plate two runs to give the Mets an unexpected win.
Mets win 5-4.