San Francisco went toe-to-toe for ten innings with the Mets before the home bullpen blinked and Hunter Strickland allowed the go-ahead run in the top of the 11th.
Bob Melvin pulled the plug on his young starter after just 76 pitches. In hindsight the move may have been a bit premature.
The National League East is not viewed as a powerhouse division. But with teams of the caliber of the Washington Nationals and New York Mets how could that be?