Thursday, April 4, 2013

The New York Mets are unable to sweep as they lose 2-1 to the San Diego Padres

The New York Mets were defeated by the San Diego Padres by the score of 2-1 on Thursday afternoon. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. Dillon Gee started for the Mets and pitched well. Justin Turner led the Mets offense as they only had five hits. 
Gee pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up three hits and a run with three walks and four strikeouts. Gee picked up his first loss of the season, Scott Rice pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits, Jeurys Familia pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up one hit and one run with a walk and Josh Edgin pitched 2/3 of an inning walking one. Brandon Lyon pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.

Mike Baxter drew a walk, David Wright drew a walk and Turner had three hits. Ike Davis drew a walk, John Buck had two hits and an RBI and Ruben Tejada drew two walks. Turner hit a double and Buck hit a homerun. The Mets were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Valdespin had a stolen base.

Eric Stults picked up the win pitching five innings giving up three hits and no runs with two walks and seven strikeouts. Brad Brach pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts, Joe Thatcher faced one batter and struck him out and Dale Thayer faced two batters and struck them both out. Luke Gregerson pitched 1 1/3 innings striking out three and Huston Street saved his first game pitching an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout.

Everth Cabrera had a hit and drew two walks, Mark Kotsay had a hit and drew a walk and Denorfia drew a walk. Yonder Alonso had two hits, Jedd Gyorko had a hit and an RBI and Cameron Maybin drew a walk. John Baker had a hit, Gyorko hit a double. The Padres were 2-12 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Cabrera had a stolen base and Kotsay was caught stealing.

In the fourth Gyorko hit an RBI double to make it 1-0 Padres. In the eighth the Padres scored the second run on a wild pitch making it 2-0. The Mets scored their only run of the game in the ninth on a Buck solo homerun.

The Mets record is 2-1 and the Padres 1-2. The Mets will begin a three game series with the Miami Marlins at home on Friday night.

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