NEW YORK -- Bruce Bochy's playing career started in Queens in 1978. On Tuesday, just a few feet from the site of his first career at-bat, Bochy hit a big managerial milestone.
The Giants put together a lengthy rally in the top of the 10th, running away with a 9-3 win over the Mets that gave Bochy 1,000 victories as Giants manager. He's the second to hit that mark, joining John McGraw, who won 2,583 games with the New York Giants.
Bochy has 1,000 wins and 1,003 losses in 13 years with the Giants. He previously won 951 games in 12 seasons with the Padres. The Giants need to pick up the pace to allow Bochy to become the 11th manager all-time with 2,000 total wins. With a record of 25-34, they need to win 49 of Bochy's final 103 games with the club.
The Giants led Tuesday's game by a pair early, but Madison Bumgarner gave up a couple of homers and three runs in the sixth. Brandon Belt's double an inning later tied it, and the Giants scored six in the 10th. Stephen Vogt, who has been with Bochy for just over a month, had the go-ahead hit, a two-run double to right.
Bochy is making his final visit to the city where he debuted at Shea Stadium on July 19, 1978. He went 2 for 3 that day as the Astros catcher.