The New York Mets defeated the San Diego Padres on Sunday afternoon. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 5-1. Steven Matz started for the Mets and pitched great and the bullpen closed it out. T.J. Rivera led the offense with a couple of hits and RBI.
Matz pitched 7 1/3 innings giving up a hit and no runs with two walks and eight strikeouts. He won his ninth game of the season. Addison Reed pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and Gabriel Ynoa pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout.
Clayton Richard lost his second game of the season pitching five innings and giving up three hits and two runs with three walks and three strikeouts. Leonel Campos pitched two innings with two walks and two strikeouts, Jose Dominguez pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and three runs with two walks and Carlos Villanueva pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one.
Jose Reyes had a hit, Ty Kelly drew three walks and Neil Walker had a hit and an RBI. Jay Bruce drew two walks, Flores had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Rivera had two hits and two RBI. Matz drew a walk, Rivera hit a double and Flores and Walker each hit a homerun. The Mets were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Reyes had a stolen base and Flores was caught stealing.
Travis Jankowski drew a walk, Wil Myers had a hit and Yangervis Solarte had a hit and an RBI. Alexei Ramirez had a hit, Derek Norris drew a walk and Ryan Schimpf had a hit. The Padres were 1-3 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Jankowski was caught stealing and Dickerson and Norris each committed an error. Richard had a pickoff.
In the second Flores hit a solo homerun to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. In the fourth Walker hit a solo homerun to push the Mets lead to 2-0. In the eighth a walk and wild pitch let another run score and make it 3-0. Rivera hit a two run double and it was 5-0 Mets. In the ninth Solarte hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 5-1 and that would be the final score.