Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Mets are unable to come back this time as they fall to the Padres

The New York Mets lost to the San Diego Padres by a score of 9-5 on Wednesday night. R.A. Dickey started for the Mets and pitched ok but he wasn’t helped out by his defense. Josh Thole and Ruben Tejada had big games for the offense, the offense did spread around 15 hits. The Mets couldn’t provide the late inning magic in this game that they did in the first two games.
Dickey pitched six innings giving up six hits and five runs with three of them being earned. He walked one and struck out one. Dickey took the loss dropping his record to 5-11 on the season. Pedro Beato pitched two innings giving up two hits and one run with a walk and a strikeout and Bobby Parnell pitched an inning giving up four hits and three runs with a walk and two strikeout.

Angel Pagan had a hit, Jason Pridie had a hit and an RBI and Justin Turner had a walk. David Wright had a hit, Lucas Duda had a hit and Jason Bay had a walk. Mike Baxter had a hit and two walks, Thole had four hits and Tejada had three hits. Dickey had a hit and an RBI, Nick Evans had a hit and an RBI and Willie Harris had a hit and an RBI. Tejada had two doubles, Wright, Thole and Evans each had a double. The Mets were 6-19 with runners in scoring position and they left 13 men on base. Pagan had a stolen base and the errors were made by Dickey and Pagan.

The Padres took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a Jason Bartlett sacrifice fly. In the second inning the Padres expanded their lead on a Luis Martinez RBI single and a Will Venable RBI single. In the third inning Logan Forsythe hit an RBI double and Alberto Gonzalez had a sacrifice fly. It was 5-0 Padres at this point. The Mets got a run in the fourth inning on a Dickey RBI single. In the sixth inning Evans hit an RBI double and Pridie had an RBI single making it a 5-3 game. Cameron Maybin hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning making it a 6-3 game. Harris had an RBI single in the eighth inning making it a 6-4 game. The Padres scored three runs in the ninth inning to put the game away. Maybin hit an RBI groundout, Jesus Guzman had an RBI single and he also stole home. In the ninth inning Tejada reached on a force attempt which was an error allowing a run to score.

The Mets could not win their third straight over the Padres. The Mets have won the first two out of three with the last game to be played on Thursday afternoon. The Mets are back to 500 at 58-58. The Mets starting pitching has been shaky in this series. The Padres are not a good hitting team so this should be of some concern.

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