The New York Mets were defeated by the San Diego Padres on Thursday afternoon. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final was 8-7 San Diego. Jon Niese started and pitched well for the Mets. The bullpen was shaky and Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy each had two hits.
Niese pitched six innings giving up six hits and a run with a walk and six strikeouts. Bobby Parnell pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and three runs with a walk, Hansel Robles pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run and Tyler Clippard pitched an inning giving up a hit. Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up three hits and three runs. Familia blew his fifth save of the season and he lost his first game of the season.
Andrew Cashner pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up six hits and seven runs with five of them earned. He walked two and struck out three. Shawn Kelley pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk, Brandon Maurer pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Marcos Mateo pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and he picked up his first win of the season. Craig Kimbrel saved his 30th game of the season. He pitched an inning and struck out one batter.
Granderson had two hits, three RBI and drew a walk, Ruben Tejada had a hit and an RBI and Murphy had two hits and an RBI. Juan Uribe had a hit and an RBI, Michael Conforto drew a walk and Kevin Plawecki had a hit. Juan Lagares had an RBI and drew a walk, Granderson and Murphy each hit a double and Granderson and Uribe each hit a homerun. The Mets were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.
Melvin Upton Jr. had a hit and drew a walk, Derek Norris had five hits and four RBI and Matt Kemp had two hits and an RBI. Justin Upton had a hit and three RBI, Yangervis Solarte had a hit and Jed Gyorko had a couple of hits. Yonder Alonso had a hit, Wallace drew a walk and Alonso and Gyorko each hit a double. Norris and J. Upton each hit a homerun and the Padres were 5-10 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Norris committed an error and Barnes committed an error.
In the first Murphy hit a sac fly to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the fifth Granderson hit a three run homerun to give the Mets a 4-0 lead. Kemp hit an RBI single in the sixth to cut the lead to 4-1. In the bottom of the sixth Uribe hit a solo homerun to make it 5-1 Mets. Lagares hit a sac fly and Tejada hit an RBI single and it was 7-1 Mets. In the seventh Norris hit a grand slam to make it a 7-5 game. J. Upton hit a three run homerun giving the Padres a 8-7 lead. 8-7 would be the final score as the Mets lost two out of three in the series.