Friday, May 25, 2012

The Mets even up their four game series with the San Diego Padres

The New York Mets defeated the San Diego Padres by the score of 6-1 on Friday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing,NY. Dillon Gee started for the Mets and pitched very well. The bullpen pitched a couple of hitless innings. Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a couple of hits and Ike Davis had a couple of RBI. Anthony Bass started for the Padres and struggled, the Padres bullpen pitched well. 
Gee pitched seven innings in earning his fourth win of the season. He gave up four hits and a run with three walks and nine strikeouts. Tim Byrdak gave up a walk in his one inning and struck out one and Ramon Ramirez pitched a perfect inning. Bass lost his fifth game of the season, he pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up eight hits and six runs with three walks and four strikeouts. Alex Hinshaw pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a walk and striking out two and Miles Mikolas pitched a perfect inning.

Mike Baxter had a hit and an RBI, Nieuwenhuis had two hits and an RBI and David Wright drew a walk. Lucas Duda had a hit, RBI and drew a walk, Daniel Murphy had a hit and an RBI and Davis had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk. Rob Johnson had a hit and drew a walk and Gee had a hit. Gee and Murphy each had a double and Duda hit a homerun. The Mets were 4-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Baxter had an outfield assist.

Will Venable had a hit and drew two walks, Yonder Alonso had a hit and Jesus Guzman had an RBI. Chase Headley drew a walk, John Baker had a hit and Andy Parrino drew a walk. Everth Cabrera had a hit, Venable had a double and the Padres were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.

In the first inning the Padres took a 1-0 lead on a sacrifice fly by Guzman. Duda hit a solo homerun in the second to tie the game at one. Baxter hit an RBI double in the third and Nieuwenhuis hit an RBI single to make it a 3-1 Mets lead. In the fifth inning Murphy hit an RBI double and Davis had a two run single to push the lead to 6-1. That was it for the scoring in the game.

The two teams have split the first two games of this four game series. The Mets improved their record to 25-21 and the Padres saw their record to drop to 17-30. The two teams will square off once again on Saturday afternoon. The series will include on Sunday afternoon for Mets banner day.

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