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Travis d'Arnaud speaks with Jonathon Niese after the (Credit: Mike Stobe)

Travis d'Arnaud speaks with Jonathon Niese after the final out of the fifth inning of a game against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 19, 2013)

Mets vs. Giants

The Mets fell to the San Francisco Giants, 2-1, in the final game of a three-game set Thursday at Citi Field.

Jonathon Niese delivers a pitch in the first
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Jonathon Niese delivers a pitch in the first inning of a game against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 19, 2013)

Jonathon Niese delivers a pitch in the first
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Jonathon Niese delivers a pitch in the first inning of a game against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 19, 2013)

Jonathon Niese delivers a pitch in the first
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Jonathon Niese delivers a pitch in the first inning of a game against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 19, 2013)

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Travis d'Arnaud speaks with Jonathon Niese after the
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Travis d'Arnaud speaks with Jonathon Niese after the final out of the fifth inning of a game against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 19, 2013)

Jonathon Niese delivers a pitch in the first
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Jonathon Niese delivers a pitch in the first inning of a game against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 19, 2013)

Daniel Murphy hits an RBI single in the
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Daniel Murphy hits an RBI single in the fourth inning of a game against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 19, 2013)

Josh Satin celebrates in the dugout after scoring
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Josh Satin celebrates in the dugout after scoring on Daniel Murphy's RBI single in the fourth inning of a game against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 19, 2013)

Jonathon Niese reacts as Juan Perez #2 of
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Jonathon Niese reacts as Juan Perez #2 of the San Francisco Giants runs to first after hitting an RBI single in the fourth inning of a game at Citi Field. (Sept. 19, 2013)

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Daniel Murphy hits an RBI single in the
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Daniel Murphy hits an RBI single in the fourth inning of a game against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 19, 2013)

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants
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Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants delivers a pitch in the first inning of a game against the Mets at Citi Field. (Sept. 19, 2013)

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants
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Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants delivers a pitch in the first inning of a game against the Mets at Citi Field. (Sept. 19, 2013)

Wilmer Flores throws to first for an out
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Wilmer Flores throws to first for an out in the first inning of a game against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 19, 2013)

Daniel Murphy of the Mets tags out Brandon
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Daniel Murphy of the Mets tags out Brandon Crawford of the San Francisco Giants in a rundown after hitting an RBI single in the fifth inning at Citi Field. (Sept. 18, 2013)

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Eric Young Jr. of the Mets reacts after
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Eric Young Jr. of the Mets reacts after grounding out to end the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 18, 2013)

Eric Young Jr. of the Mets reacts after
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Eric Young Jr. of the Mets reacts after grounding out to end the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 18, 2013)

San Francisco Giants fans cheer during the seventh
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San Francisco Giants fans cheer during the seventh inning stretch at Citi Field. (Sept. 18, 2013)

Juan Centeno of the Mets hits his first
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Juan Centeno of the Mets hits his first MLB single in the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 18, 2013)

Juan Centeno of the Mets hits his first
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Juan Centeno of the Mets hits his first MLB single in the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 18, 2013)

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Travis d'Arnaud of the Mets looks on from
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Travis d'Arnaud of the Mets looks on from the bench during the game against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 18, 2013)

Aaron Harang of the Mets reacts after giving
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Aaron Harang of the Mets reacts after giving up a two-run home run to Gregor Blanco of the San Francisco Giants in the third inning at Citi Field. (Sept. 18, 2013)

Daniel Murphy on Sept. 18, 2013.
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Daniel Murphy on Sept. 18, 2013.

Juan Lagares of the Mets points to the
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Juan Lagares of the Mets points to the sky after hitting a single in the second inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 18, 2013)

Juan Lagares of the Mets hits a single
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Juan Lagares of the Mets hits a single in the second inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 18, 2013)

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Aaron Harang of the Mets pitches in the
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Aaron Harang of the Mets pitches in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 18, 2013)

Aaron Harang of the Mets pitches in the
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Aaron Harang of the Mets pitches in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 18, 2013)

Aaron Harang of the Mets pitches in the
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Aaron Harang of the Mets pitches in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 18, 2013)

Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants pitches
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Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the Mets at Citi Field. (Sept. 18, 2013)

Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants pitches
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Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the Mets at Citi Field. (Sept. 18, 2013)

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Wilmer Flores of the Mets follows through on
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Wilmer Flores of the Mets follows through on a fourth-inning RBI double against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 17, 2013)

Buster Posey and Yusmeiro Petit of the San
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Buster Posey and Yusmeiro Petit of the San Francisco Giants look on after Wilmer Flores of the Mets scores a fourth-inning run at Citi Field. (Sept. 17, 2013)

Matt den Dekker of the Mets is caught
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Matt den Dekker of the Mets is caught in a fourth-inning rundown against Brandon Crawford of the San Francisco Giants after his base hit, allowing teammate Wilmer Flores to score a run at Citi Field. (Sept. 17, 2013)

Matt den Dekker of the Mets follows through
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Matt den Dekker of the Mets follows through on a fourth-inning, two-run base hit against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 17, 2013)

Daniel Murphy of the Mets scores a fourth-inning
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Daniel Murphy of the Mets scores a fourth-inning run past Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 17, 2013)

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Yusmeiro Petit of the San Francisco Giants draws
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Yusmeiro Petit of the San Francisco Giants draws a second-inning bases-loaded walk against the Mets, scoring teammate Hunter Pence at Citi Field. (Sept. 17, 2013)

Zack Wheeler of the Mets looks at the
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Zack Wheeler of the Mets looks at the ball after surrendering a second-inning run against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 17, 2013)

Eric Young Jr. of the Mets steals second
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Eric Young Jr. of the Mets steals second base in the first inning as Brandon Crawford of the San Francisco Giants can't come up with the throw at Citi Field. (Sept. 17, 2013)

Angel Pagan of the San Francisco Giants follows
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Angel Pagan of the San Francisco Giants follows through on a second-inning RBI single against the Mets at Citi Field. (Sept. 17, 2013)

Zack Wheeler of the Mets pitches in the
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Zack Wheeler of the Mets pitches in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 17, 2013)

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Yusmeiro Petit of the San Francisco Giants pitches
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Yusmeiro Petit of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the Mets at Citi Field. (Sept. 17, 2013)

Eric Young Jr. of the Mets steals second
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Eric Young Jr. of the Mets steals second base in the first inning as Brandon Crawford of the San Francisco Giants can't come up with the throw at Citi Field. (Sept. 17, 2013)

Zack Wheeler of the Mets walks to the
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Zack Wheeler of the Mets walks to the dugout after the second inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 17, 2013)

Ruben Tejada of the Mets gets a second-inning
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Ruben Tejada of the Mets gets a second-inning force out at second base against Angel Pagan of the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 17, 2013)

Zack Wheeler of the Mets pitches in the
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Zack Wheeler of the Mets pitches in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 17, 2013)

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Matt Harvey of the Mets speaks to the
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Matt Harvey of the Mets speaks to the media about his injury prior to a game against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Sept. 17, 2013)

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