Surely Matt Harvey could help the Mets get over the embarrassment of being no-hit. Nope, he just added to the Mets recent misery with a miserable game of his own as the Mets dropped their second straight to the Giants.
Harvey dug an early hole for the Mets. Nori Aoki led off the game with a single and Joe Panik followed with a home run to give the Giants a 2-0 lead.
Curtis Granderson led off the bottom of the inning with a drive off the wall in center, making sure the Mets would not be no-hit two nights in a row. However, Granderson thought Angel Pagan caught the ball, so he stopped running, turning a double or triple into a single. It hurt even more when he was thrown out at the plate inadvisably trying to score from second. But Wilmer Flores made things better by singling home two runs to tie the score.
Eric Campbell singled in a run in the fourth to score Travis d’Arnaud, in his first game back, to break the tie.
The Mets made it 4-2 in the fifth on a Lucas Duda single.
But the roof caved in for Harvey in the sixth. The Giants tied the game on a two-run double by Buster Posey. And then they broke the tie on a two-run homer by Brandon Belt. Justin Maxwell would add a solo home run later in the inning to give the Giants a 7-4 lead.
That would be all for Matt Harvey. He went six innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits. He walked two and only struck out two. Harvey’s record falls to 6-4 and his ERA jumped from 3.05 to 3.62. He allowed three home runs for the first time in his career as the Giants just teed off on him.
The Mets added a run in the eighth when d’Arnaud doubled and Juan Lagares tripled him home to cut the lead to 7-5.
The Giants got the run back in the ninth.
Mets lose 8-5 and drop out of first place.