The New York Mets were defeated by the San Diego Padres on Friday night. The game took place at Petco Park in San Diego, California and the final score was 2-0. Noah Syndergaard started for the Mets and pitched well as usual but the offense only managed three hits and two were by one player.
Syndergaard pitched six innings giving up six hits and two runs with two walks and five strikeouts. He lost his second game of the season. Jim Henderson pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts, Jerry Blevins pitched to one batter and struck him out and Addison Reed pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits.
Drew Pomeranz started for the Padres and pitched five innings giving up a hit and no runs with three walks and five strikeouts. He won his third game of the season. Kevin Quakenbush pitched a perfect inning, Ryan Buchter pitched an inning giving up two hits and Brandon Maurer pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts. Fernando Rodney saved his eighth game of the season and pitched an inning walking two and striking out two.
Curtis Granderson drew a walk, David Wright drew a walk and Yoenis Cespedes drew a walk. Lucas Duda drew a walk, Asdrubal Cabrera had two hits and Wilmer Flores had a hit. Rene Rivera drew a walk, Flores hit a double and the Mets were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.
Jon Jay had three hits and an RBI, Matt Kemp had a hit and an RBI and Alex Dickerson had a hit. Melvin Upton Jr. had a hit and drew a walk, Alexei Ramirez had two hits and Jemile Weeks drew a walk. Jay hit a double and the Padres were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Ramirez and Weeks each had a stolen base and Ramirez was caught stealing. Upton Jr. had an outfield assist.
In the first Kemp hit a sac fly to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the fifth Jay hit an RBI single to make it 2-0 and that would be the final score.
The Mets have lost the first two games of the series. The two teams will play game three of four on Saturday night.