SAN FRANCISCO — Steven Matz has developed a sense for when his pitching mechanics are in order.
“When I’m going good, I can get in a good rhythm and just kind of keep going,” he said.
Matz was feeling it on Saturday, striking out a career-high 11 batters, and the Mets went on to beat the San Francisco Giants, 2-1, in 11 innings.
“That was something that,” catcher Tomas Nito, “and I were really on top of,” Matz said. “We just had a good rhythm going.”
Wilmer Flores doubled to left off Giants reliever Hunter Strickland (3-4) to lead off the 11th. He went to third when Jay Bruce grounded out to second against the shift, and scored on Todd Frazier’s fly ball to left.
Jerry Blevins (2-2) pitched a scoreless 10th for the Mets, and closer Robert Gsellman worked the 11th for his ninth save.
Brandon Nimmo made a diving catch in right field, robbing Austin Slater of a hit to end the game.
The Mets have won six of their last seven games at AT&T Park.
Slater was 2 for 5 and Evan Longoria homered for the Giants. Longoria…