Having won in some bizarre fashions this season, it was the Mets who were on the losing end of one of the stranger outcomes in MLB history. The Giants only mustered two runs against New York’s Mike Pelfrey, but two of Pelfrey’s record tying three balks directly led to runs as San Francisco managed the win 2-0.
It was the first time in Mets history that any pitcher has balked three times, and the first time any Major Leaguer has done so in 15 years.
In the first inning, Pelfrey’s first balk moved Pablo Sandoval to second with two outs – Benji Molina would then drive Sandoval home for San Fran’s first run.
In the fifth inning, Pelfrey balked again, sending Aaron Rowand to second before being driven in by pitcher Matt Cain.
Though the third balk moved runners to second and third with one out, Pelfrey was able to get out of the inning with no damage – except to that of the record books.
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