Sunday, May 27, 2012

The New York Mets take the series from the Padres with another shutout

The New York Mets defeated the San Diego Padres by the score of 2-0 on Sunday afternoon. The game took place in Flushing,NY. It was banner day as the Mets brought it back for the first time since 1996. The Mets got a great start out of R.A. Dickey who followed a great start by Johan Santana on Saturday afternoon. The Mets offense was led by Justin Turner. Edison Volquez started for the Padres and pitched ok and their bullpen did a good job. Their offense only managed three hits, one was a double. 
Dickey pitched 7 1/3 innings giving up no runs on three hits. He walked one and struck out ten and earned his seventh win of the season. Tim Byrdak pitched 2/3 of an inning striking out one and Frank Francisco picked up his 13th save of the season pitching a perfect inning. Volquez pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up five hits and two runs with three walks and five strikeouts. Volquez suffered his fifth loss of the season, Brad Brach pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings striking out one and Andrew Cashner pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts.

Mike Baxter had a hit, David Wright drew a walk and Lucas Duda drew a walk. Daniel Murphy had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Turner had two hits and Dickey had a hit. Turner had a double and the Mets were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Wright and Murphy each had a stolen base. Nickeas had a passed ball and Duda had an outfield assist.

Yonder Alonso had a hit, Jesus Guzman had a hit and Nick Hundley had a hit. The only walk was by Chris Denorfia. Guzman had a double and The Padres were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and they left four men on base. Guzman was caught stealing. Hundley had a passed ball.

Murphy had an RBI single in the first to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the fifth inning their was a passed ball that scored a run and made it 2-0. That would be all the scoring in the game.

The Mets improved their record to 27-21 and the Padres record dropped to 17-32. The Mets took three of four in this series to win it. The Mets will remain at home and take on the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday afternoon.

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