Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Mets beat up on the San Diego Padres

The New York Mets defeated the San Diego Padres by the score of 9-0 on Saturday afternoon. It was a hot and humid day, picture perfect for baseball though. The game was played at Citi Field in Flushing,NY. I was in attendance and had a good view of all the action. Johan Santana pitched for the Mets and was simply brilliant. The Mets offense got three homeruns, they had a big first inning and a big eighth inning which was their final inning. 
Santana pitched nine innings giving up no runs on four hits. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out seven. It was the second win of the season for Santana. Santana must of felt like it was Christmas as he very rarely gets run support. Clayton Richard started for the Padres and pitched six innings giving up five hits and four runs with three walks. He struck out five batters and took his sixth loss of the season. Matt Palmer pitched a scoreless inning giving up a walk and striking out one and Dale Thayer pitched an inning giving up four hits and five runs with a walk and a strikeout.

Andres Torres had a hit and drew a walk, Justin Turner had two hits and David Wright drew a walk. Scott Hairston had two hits and three RBI, Ike Davis had a hit and an RBI and Vinny Rottino had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk. Ronny Cedeno drew two walks, Mike Nickeas had a hit and four RBI. Davis had a double, Hairston, Rottino and Nickeas each hit a homerun. Rottino hit his first major league homerun. The Mets were 4-7 with three men left on base in the game. Hairston was picked off.

Blake Tekotte had a hit, Yonder Alonso, Jesus Guzman and Chase Headley each had a hit. The Padres were 0-1 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.

The Mets struck with four runs in the first inning. Hairston hit a three run homerun and Rottino hit a solo homerun. It was 4-0 Mets after the first inning. In the eighth Davis hit an RBI double and Nickeas hit a grand slam to make it 9-0.

The Mets won their second game in a row and improved their record to 26-21. The Padres record dropped to 17-31. The two teams will complete their four game series on Sunday afternoon. The Mets have won two out of the first three games played.

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