Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Mets lose to the Padres to finish a long trip on a sour note

The New York Mets were defeated by the San Diego Padres by the score of 7-3 on Sunday afternoon. The game took place at Petco Park in San Diego, California. Matt Harvey started for the Mets and had his first rough outing in this third pro game. Ramon Ramirez also struggled out of the bullpen and Ruben Tejada led the Mets offense. Jason Marquis started for the Padres and pitched well and their bullpen pitched really well. Chase Headley, Carlos Quentin and Yonder Alonso lead the Padres offense. 
Harvey lost his second game of the season pitching five innings giving up eight hits and five runs. He walked one and struck out five. Manny Acosta pitched an inning walking one, Ramirez pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up three hits and two runs with a walk and Elvin Ramirez pitched to one batter and got him out. Marquis pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up four hits and three runs with a walk and five strikeouts. Marquis won his seventh game of the season. Dale Thayer pitched 2/3 of an inning striking out one, Luke Gregerson pitched an inning giving up a hit and Huston Street pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts.

Tejada had two hits, Jordany Valdespin had a hit and Ike Davis had a hit. Jason Bay had an RBI, Mike Baxter drew a walk and Ronny Cedeno had a hit and two RBI. Davis and Tejada hit a double and Cedeno hit a homerun. The Mets were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left two men on base. Acosta committed an error and Johnson had a passed ball.

Alexi Amarista drew a walk, Everth Cabrera had a hit and Headley had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk. Quentin had two hits and two RBI, Alonso had two hits and two RBI and Will Venable had a hit. Cameron Maybin had a hit and drew a walk, John Baker had two hits and Mark Kotsay had a hit and an RBI. Cabrera, Quentin, Maybin, Alonso and Kotsay each hit a double. Venable hit a triple and Headley, Quentin and Alonso each hit a homerun. The Padres were 4-15 with runners in scoring position and they left seven men on base.

In the first Headley hit a two run homerun to give the Padres a 2-0 lead. Quentin hit an RBI double and Alonso hit a two run homerun in the third inning. It was 5-0 Padres and in the sixth the Mets got a two run homerun from Cedeno. Bay hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh and Quentin hit a solo homerun in the seventh to make it a 6-3 game in favor of the Padres. Kotsay hit an RBI double in the eighth for the last run of the game to make it 7-2.

The Mets lost two out of three in this series and finished their 11 game road trip with a 6-5 record. That wasn’t bad but they were hoping they could of at least taken this series from the Padres. The Mets record dropped to 53-56 and the Padres record improved to 46-64. The Mets will be off on Monday and then begin a series with the Florida Marlins on Tuesday night.

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