Mets Respond To Cohen Tweet With 12-Inning Win Over Giants

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kevin Pillar deed a three-run location tally successful the 12th inning, lifting the New York Mets implicit the San Francisco Giants 6-2 connected Wednesday hours aft the team’s proprietor called retired its hitters for a deficiency of production.

With his nine stuck successful a five-game skid, Mets proprietor Steve Cohen tweeted Wednesday greeting that “it’s hard to recognize however nonrecreational hitters tin beryllium this unproductive. The champion teams person a much disciplined approach. The slugging and OPS numbers don’t lie.”

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Pillar admitted the remark was “a taxable of conversation” successful New York’s clubhouse earlier the game.

“He’s a passionate feline and helium cares precise overmuch astir america individually,” Pillar said. “He cares astir this team, and helium wants to spot america beryllium successful.

“I deliberation we came retired with the close cognition today,” helium added.

The barbs hardly seemed to animate New York aboriginal on. Six Giants pitchers combined to blank the Mets until the ninth inning, erstwhile J.D. Davis provided a tying sacrifice fly.

The Mets discourtesy yet broke done successful earnest successful extras. The teams traded runs successful the 11th earlier the Mets scored 4 runs against Tyler Chatwood (1-3) successful the 12th. Pillar — a erstwhile Giants subordinate — broke a 2-2 necktie with his 10th homer of the year, and Chance Sisco added an RBI treble to marque it 6-2.

“Much needed deed astatine a large clip and the boys are excited,” Pillar said. “I deliberation we’ve got a small spot of momentum. I deliberation we got the monkey disconnected our backmost a small bit.”

Mets manager Luis Rojas addressed Cohen’s connection earlier the crippled and said the players and coaches needed to beryllium held “accountable” for their results.

“I’m alert of the tweet from Steve,” Rojas said. “We’re moving truly hard each day. We’re trying to find our mode to triumph immoderate games.”

Entering Wednesday, the Mets’ 450 runs were third-fewest successful MLB, up of lone Texas (446) and Pittsburgh (431).

“We started swinging the bats amended successful the ninth inning,” Rojas said. “That’s erstwhile we showed up offensively. Then we kept it going successful other innings.”

Michael Conforto besides had an RBI for the Mets. Lamonte Wade Jr. and Tommy La Stella recorded RBIs for San Francisco.

“It was a pugnacious time for the mediate of our lineup and immoderate of the halfway pieces that person carried us,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. “Sometimes you’re going to person those days. I thought their pitchers made immoderate bully pitches throughout.”

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San Francisco utilized 8 relievers, who combined for 10 2/3 innings aft starter Anthony DeSclafani exited with close ankle discomfort successful the apical of the second.

New York starter Tylor Megill pitched six innings, allowing conscionable 1 run. Jeurys Familia (7-3) surrendered an unearned tally successful the 11th but inactive got the win.

DEFENSIVE GEMS

The Giants made a brace of highlight-reel antiaircraft plays to support the crippled tied astatine 1 successful the precocious innings. In the ninth, shortstop Brandon Crawford robbed Dominic Smith of a azygous up the mediate by diving to his near and utilizing his mitt to flip the shot to 2nd base, forcing retired Conforto.

The adjacent inning, with a runner connected archetypal base, Wade took an extra-base deed distant from Pillar with a leaping drawback against the left-field wall.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Mets: 1B Pete Alonso was deed by a transportation connected the near elbow successful the apical of the ninth. He initially stayed successful the crippled but was removed successful the bottommost fractional of the inning. X-rays were negative. … C James McCann missed his 2nd consecutive crippled with backmost spasms and could spell connected the injured database if helium doesn’t amended successful the coming days. … SS Javier Báez (back spasms) fielded grounders for the 3rd time successful a row. He is eligible to travel disconnected the IL Sunday.

Giants: DeSclafani started to consciousness immoderate symptom connected the extracurricular of his ankle successful the archetypal inning. “When I would spell to propulsion a transportation and propulsion off, I was getting symptom then,” helium said. “I deliberation it’s conscionable going to beryllium day-to-day.” DeSclafani volition get an MRI tomorrow. … 3B Kris Bryant returned to the lineup aft missing Tuesday’s crippled owed to mild tightness successful his near hamstring. He went 0 for 5 with 3 strikeouts.

ROSTER MOVES

The Mets recalled Sisco to service arsenic a backup successful McCann’s lack and optioned RHP Yennsy Díaz to Triple-A Syracuse.

UP NEXT

Mets: RHP Taijuan Walker (7-7, 3.75 ERA) volition effort to drawback a four-game losing streak Thursday nighttime arsenic New York opens a four-game bid successful Los Angeles against the Dodgers. Walker’s past triumph came July 3 against the Yankees.

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Giants: Following an off-day Thursday, LHP Alex Wood (10-3, 4.14) volition unfastened a three-game bid successful Oakland against the Athletics. San Francisco took 2 of 3 from Oakland successful Part 1 of the Bay Bridge Series successful June.

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