NEW YORK — Wednesday was the two-year anniversary of the last time the Giants trailed after eight innings and came back to win the game. The incredible streak finally came to an end.
Jeurys Familia melted down in the ninth inning and the Giants took advantage, with Christian Arroyo’s three-run double sparking a 6-5 win that ended a terrible trip on a high note. The Giants were two outs away from losing their sixth straight, but a walk, error and singled tied the game. With the bases loaded Arroyo got a 95 mph fastball over the heart of the plate and crushed it to left-center.
Derek Law came on in the ninth and closed it out -- barely -- in his first game as temporary closer. Wilmer Flores came about two feet from a three-run homer but settled for a two-run double off the wall in deep left-center. Law got the final out on a short grounder back in front of the plate.
The Giants finished 3-6 on a three-city swing through Los Angeles, Cincinnati and New York.
On a trip filled with walks that came back to haunt, Matt Cain’s day started with a couple in the first inning. Curtis Granderson’s double put an early run across, but Buster Posey got it back with a solo homer in the second, his third in three days at Citi Field.
Jay Bruce went way deep to right in the third, reclaiming the lead for the Mets. An error by Posey got the Mets going again in the fourth, and they tacked on a run.
The Giants looked to have a promising rally going in the sixth but they ended up with just one run after loading the bases with no outs. Justin Ruggiano’s deep fly to right brought Posey jogging in, but Arroyo was cut down at the plate when Gorkys Hernandez grounded out to third. Michael Morse hit for Cain and struck out.
The Mets loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning but George Kontos escaped.
Starting pitching report: Cain finished on a high note, striking out Bruce and Neil Walker to end the fifth. His line: 5 innings, 4 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 2 walks, 3 strikeouts.
Bullpen report: Kontos needed a good one, but a single, walk and bunt single got him in trouble in the sixth. He responded by striking out pinch-hitter Asdrubal Cabrera and Jose Reyes. Kontos pumped his fist a couple of times and screamed as he hopped off the mound.
At the plate: This is the third time in his career that Posey has gone deep in three straight games. He also did it in 2012 and 2013.
In the field: Joe Panik made a quirky leaping attempt at a flare to right that was about 10 feet above his glove. Tip of the cap to him. This game is supposed to be fun.
Attendance: The Mets announced a crowd of 31,066 human beings who got to once again enjoy Wilmer Flores walking up to the rocking theme song from “Friends.”
Up next: A day off! Just kidding. The new CBA won’t keep the Giants from playing Thursday after they return from a three-city trip that ended across the country. Ty Blach takes on Bronson Arroyo of the streaking Reds.