Saturday, July 29, 2017

New York Mets are defeated by the San Diego Padres

The New York Mets were defeated by the San Diego Padres on Thursday night.  The game took place at Petco Park in San Diego, California and the final score was 7-5.  Chris Flexen made the start and his major league debut for the Mets.  He didn’t pitch very well.  The Mets had three batters with two hits and Jay Bruce had three RBI to lead the offense. 

Flexen pitched three innings giving up five hits and four runs with three of them being earned.  He walked four and struck out two and lost his first game of the season.  Tyler Pill pitched two innings giving up two hits and three runs with two walks and a strikeout, Josh Edgin pitched a perfect inning and Fernando Salas pitched an inning with a strikeout.  Erik Goeddel pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts. 

Luis Perdomo pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up nine hits and four runs with two walks and three strikeouts.  Perdomo won his fifth game of the season.  Jose Torres pitched giving up a hit and a run,  Phil Maton pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings with three strikeouts and Brad Hand saved his fifth game of the season pitching a perfect inning with two strikeouts. 

Michael Conforto had two hits, Asdrubal Cabrera had two hits and drew a walk and Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and an RBI.  Bruce had a hit and three RBI, Wilmer Flores had a hit and Curtis Granderson had a hit and drew a walk.  Matt Reynolds had two hits, Conforto hit a double, Cabrera, Grandreson and Cespedes also each hit a double.  Bruce hit a homerun and the Mets were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Conforto committed an error. 

Manuel Margot had three hits and three RBI, Carlos Asuaje drew two walks and Wil Myers had a hit.  Cory Spangenberg drew two walks, Jabari Blash had a hit and drew a walk and Dusty Coleman had two hits and three RBI.  Luis Torrens drew a walk, Margot hti a double and a homerun and Coleman hit a homerun.  The Padres were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Myers was caught stealing. 

In the first Bruce grounded into an RBI force out to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the first Margot hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one.  In the second Margot hit a three run double to give the Padres a 4-1 lead.  In the fifth Coleman hit a three-run homerun to push the lead to 7-1.  In the seventh Cespedes hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 7-2.  A balk brought home another run and Bruce hit a two-run homerun to cut the lead to 7-5.  The final score would be 7-5 and the Mets would begin a three game series with the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. 

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