The New York Mets had a brutal July. Luckily for them, it's now August.
The Amazins' beat the San Francisco Giants 9-1 on Thursday afternoon at AT&T Park to take three-of-four in the series. New York scored four runs in the first inning off of southpaw Barry Zito and from there, the rout was on.
Ronny Cedeno led the hit parade with a career day. The second baseman went 3-for-5 with two doubles and five RBI against Zito, who lasted just 4.1 innings after giving up seven runs.
Chris Young was much more effective for the Mets. The 6-foot-10 hurler threw seven strong frames while only allowing a single tally to the boys on the bay.
Daniel Murphy also had a nice day at the dish. Murphy collected a pair of hits and scoring a run, raising his average back to an even .300.
New York will now travel down the coast to finish up their western trip with a three-game set against the woeful San Diego Padres.