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Brett Pill #6 of the San Francisco Giants

Brett Pill #6 of the San Francisco Giants reaches first base for a first inning infield single as Justin Turner #2 of the New York Mets can't come up with the ball. (April 23, 2012) Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac


The Mets dropped the first game of their series with the San Francisco Giants, 4-3, in 10 innings.
The Mets won the second game after the Giants committed a throwing error in the 9th inning.
The third game was postponed, setting up a doubleheader on Monday. The Giants won both ends, with Miguel Batista and Dillon Gee getting the losses.

Dillon Gee #35 of the New York Mets
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Dillon Gee #35 of the New York Mets leaves the game in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (April 23, 2012)

Dillon Gee #35 of the New York Mets
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Dillon Gee #35 of the New York Mets sits in the dugout after leaving the game in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (April 23, 2012)

Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets
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Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets strikes out to end the third inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (April 23, 2012)

Dillon Gee #35 of the New York Mets
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Dillon Gee #35 of the New York Mets pitches against the San Francisco Giants. (April 23, 2012)

Dillon Gee #35 of the New York Mets
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Dillon Gee #35 of the New York Mets pitches against the San Francisco Giants. (April 23, 2012)

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants
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Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the New York Mets. (April 23, 2012)

Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets
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Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets attempts a third inning double play after forcing out Melky Cabrera #53 of the San Francisco Giants. (April 23, 2012)

Scott Hairston #12 of the New York Mets
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Scott Hairston #12 of the New York Mets strikes out in the second inning against the San Francisco Giants. (April 23, 2012)

Brett Pill #6 of the San Francisco Giants
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Brett Pill #6 of the San Francisco Giants reaches first base for a first inning infield single as Justin Turner #2 of the New York Mets can't come up with the ball. (April 23, 2012)

Most sections of the Citi Field upper deck
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Most sections of the Citi Field upper deck were largely unoccupied during the first game of the doubleheader. (April 23, 2012)

Miguel Batista hands the ball to Mets manager
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Miguel Batista hands the ball to Mets manager Terry Collins after giving up six runs in four innings. (April 23, 2012)

Ike Davis tosses his bat after striking out
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Ike Davis tosses his bat after striking out with two runners on base in the 3rd inning. (April 23, 2012)

Miguel Batista waits to be taken out of
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Miguel Batista waits to be taken out of the game in the fourth inning. (April 23, 2012)

Miguel Batista walks around the mound as Nate
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Miguel Batista walks around the mound as Nate Schierholtz runs the bases after hitting a three-run home run in the third inning. (April 23, 2012)

Home plate umpire Paul Nauret gives a new
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Home plate umpire Paul Nauret gives a new ball to Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum in the third inning. (April 23, 2012)

Nate Schierholtz, center, is greeted at home plate
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Nate Schierholtz, center, is greeted at home plate by Pablo Sandoval after he hit a three-run home run in the third inning with Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval on base. (April 23, 2012)

Mets starting pitcher Miguel Batista closes his eyes
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Mets starting pitcher Miguel Batista closes his eyes in the dugout after he was taken out of the game in the fourth inning trailing 6-1. (April 23, 2012)

David Wright grimaces after flying out in the
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David Wright grimaces after flying out in the third inning with a runner on base. (April 23, 2012)

Kirk Nieuwenhuis of the Mets dives safely
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Kirk Nieuwenhuis of the Mets dives safely back to second base after David Wright flied out to left field in the fifth inning. (April 23, 2012)

The New York Mets celebrate after defeating the
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The New York Mets celebrate after defeating the San Francisco Giants. (April 21, 2012)

Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets
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Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets celebrates scoring the winning run against the San Francisco Giants with teammate Daniel Murphy #28. (April 21, 2012)

Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets
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Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets scores the game winning run as Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants. (April 21, 2012)

Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets
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Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets follows through on a run scoring fielders choice in the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants. (April 21, 2012)

Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets
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Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets connects on a seventh inning two run double against the San Francisco Giants. (April 21, 2012)

New York Mets' Ruben Tejada hits a two-run
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New York Mets' Ruben Tejada hits a two-run double during the seventh inning of the baseball game against the San Francisco Giants. (April 21, 2012)

San Francisco Giants' Emmanuel Burriss, left, tries, but
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San Francisco Giants' Emmanuel Burriss, left, tries, but fails, to turn a double play over New York Mets' Josh Thole on a hit by Ruben Tejada, not pictured, during the fifth inning. (April 21, 2012)

Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets
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Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets scores in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants after a double by teammate Ruben Tejada #11. (April 21, 2012)

Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets
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Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets looks on from the dugout during the game. (April 21, 2012)

Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets
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Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets is congratulated by his teammates for scoring in the eighth inning against the San Francisco Giants. (April 21, 2012)

Josh Thole #30 of the New York Mets
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Josh Thole #30 of the New York Mets singles in the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants. (April 21, 2012)

Mike Pelfrey #34 of the New York Mets
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Mike Pelfrey #34 of the New York Mets looks on from the dugout against the San Francisco Giants. (April 21, 2012)

Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets
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Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets is congratulated by his teammate Josh Thole #30 of the New York Mets for scoring in the seventh inning. (April 21, 2012)

Kirk Nieuwenhuis of the Mets celebrates his fifth
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Kirk Nieuwenhuis of the Mets celebrates his fifth inning home run against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (April 20, 2012)

Jason Bay of the Mets celebrates his fourth
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Jason Bay of the Mets celebrates his fourth inning home run against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (April 20, 2012)

Ike Davis of the Mets reacts after striking
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Ike Davis of the Mets reacts after striking out to end the eighth inning against the San Francisco Giants. (April 20, 2012)

Ike Davis of the Mets reacts after popping
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Ike Davis of the Mets reacts after popping out to end the fifth inning. (April 20, 2012)

Daniel Murphy of the Mets attempts to throw
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Daniel Murphy of the Mets attempts to throw out Melky Cabrera of the San Francisco Giants in the seventh inning. (April 20, 2012)

Mets catcher Mike Nickeas tags out San Francisco
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Mets catcher Mike Nickeas tags out San Francisco Giants' Melky Cabrera at home plate. (April 20, 2012)

Kirk Nieuwenhuis of the Mets hits a home
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Kirk Nieuwenhuis of the Mets hits a home run in the fifth inning. (April 20, 2012)

David Wright of the Mets throws to first
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David Wright of the Mets throws to first base against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (April 20, 2012)

Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants connects
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Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants connects on a second inning single against the Mets. (April 20, 2012)

Mets' Jonathon Niese delivers a pitch in the
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Mets' Jonathon Niese delivers a pitch in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants. (April 20, 2012)

San Francisco Giants' Barry Zito delivers a pitch
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San Francisco Giants' Barry Zito delivers a pitch in the first inning. (April 20, 2012)

Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese reacts as San
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Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese reacts as San Francisco Giants' Angel Pagan runs the bases after hitting a home run in the third inning. (April 20, 2012)

San Francisco Giants' Angel Pagan hits a home
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San Francisco Giants' Angel Pagan hits a home run during the third inning against the Mets. (April 20, 2012)

San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval scores on a
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San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval scores on a wild pitch by Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese in the third inning. (April 20, 2012)

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