The New York Mets bounce back from a tough series with a victory in San Diego
The New York Mets defeated the San Diego Padres on Thursday night. The final score was 4-1 and the game took place at Petco Park in San Diego, California. Zach Wheeler started for the Mets and pitched well, the bullpen did its job. Marlon Byrd and Josh Satin led the offense.
Wheeler pitched six innings giving up one run and seven hits. He walked one and struck out 12. Scott Atchison won his third game of the season pitching a perfect inning and Gonzalez Germen saved his first game of the season pitching two innings and giving up two walks and striking out three.
Daniel Murphy had a hit and drew a walk, Byrd had two hits and two RBI and Ike Davis drew a walk. Satin had two hits and an RBI, John Buck had a hit and an RBI and Wheeler had a hit. Byrd hit a double and Buck hit a homerun and the Mets were 2-4 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Baxter had a stolen base and Lagares had an outfield assist.
Tyson Ross pitched seven innings giving up five hits and a run with eight strikeouts. Luke Gregerson lost his seventh game of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and two runs with two walks and a strikeout, Nick Vincent pitched to one batter and retired him and Tim Stauffer pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run.
Will Venable had a hit, Chase Headley had a hit and Yonder Alonso had a hit and drew two walks. Chris Denorfia had two hits and drew a walk, Jaff Decker had an RBI and Rene Rivera had a hit. Ross had a hit, Denorfia hit a double and Rivera hit a triple. The Padres were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.
Satin hit an RBI single in the fourth giving the Mets a 1-0 lead. The Padres tied the game in the bottom of the fourth on a Decker sacrifice fly. In the eighth Byrd hit a two run double giving the Mets a 3-1 lead and then they tacked on another run in the ninth. Buck hit a solo homerun to make it 4-1 and that was the final score.
The Mets record improved to 55-64 and the Padres record dropped to 54-67. The two teams will play game two of their three game series on Friday night.
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