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Friday, May 25, 2012

Recap: Game 45 - Padres at Mets - Padres 18 Hits, 11 Runs Ruins Mets Return to Citi

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

San Diego (17-29) «00420031111181
N.Y. Mets (24-21)010002020590

W: E. Stults (1-0) L: J. Hefner (0-2)
HR: SD - N. Hundley (3)   NYM - D. Wright (5)

David Wright's HR
Cameron Maybin had three hits, two RBI and scored three times as the San Diego Padres hammered the New York Mets, 11-5, in the opener of a four-game series at Citi Field.

Will Venable, Jesus Guzman and Andy Parrino also knocked in a pair of runs each for the Padres, who snapped a three-game slide.

Eric Stults (1-0) allowed one unearned run on four hits and a walk in five full frames to earn the win.

Jeremy Hefner (0-2) was touched for six runs on nine hits through 3 2/3 innings in his first career start to suffer the loss. He had made two relief appearances earlier this season, giving up two runs in eight innings.

David Wright had three hits, including a two-run home run, for New York, which had its two-game win streak come to an end.

After the Mets failed to capitalize on Wright's two-out double in the first inning, they broke through in the second when Vinny Rottino reached first on a fielder's choice, advanced to second on Andres Torres' base hit and came home on Padres catcher Nick Hundley's throwing error to third on a double-steal attempt.

Torres moved to third on the play, but was stranded there as Rob Johnson hit a grounder back to the mound and Hefner struck out to keep it a 1-0 game.

The game was then delayed by rain and resumed 68 minutes later.

Everth Cabrera reopened the game by legging out a double on a ball slapped down the third-base line and rounded the bases two batters later on Venable's two-bagger. Maybin followed with a base hit up the middle to plate Venable.

Maybin then moved to third on a Yonder Alonso double off the right field wall and both came around to score on Guzman's double to right as Alonso slid past the tag of Johnson at home to give the Padres a 4-1 advantage.

San Diego added to its lead in the fourth inning when Cabrera singled, stole second and crossed the plate on Venable's double down the first base line. Maybin stepped up next and sent a liner to second that deflected off the tip of Daniel Murphy's glove to score Venable and knock Hefner out of the game.

Wright's two-run homer to straightaway center field in the sixth brought the Mets within 6-3, but Chase Headley's RBI single and Parrino's two-run base hit in the seventh inning extended San Diego's cushion.

Maybin reached first on a fielder's choice and rounded the bases on an Alonso double in the eighth before New York answered with Ike Davis' two-run pinch- hit single in the bottom of the frame to make it a 10-5 game.

Hundley's leadoff homer to left in the ninth inning capped the scoring as Alex Hinshaw worked a scoreless home ninth to close out the victory for the Padres.

Game Notes

The Mets fell to 12-9 at home this season, while San Diego improved to 5-13 on the road...Stults upped his record to 2-1 in four career starts against the Mets...Cabrera finished with a career-high four hits...New York went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base...The Padres hit 7-for-16 with runners in scoring position and stranded eight.

Box Score:

Will Venable RF522220010.273
Cameron Maybin CF533200000.224
Yonder Alonso 1B412120010.305
Jesus Guzman LF512210001.258
Chase Headley 3B512100001.250
  Luke Gregerson P000000000.000
  Alex Hinshaw P000000000.000
Nick Hundley C511100103.172
Andy Parrino SS501200002.173
Everth Cabrera 2B-3B524010000.231
Eric Stults P200000000.000
  Jeff Suppan PH100000001.111
  Matt Palmer P000000000.000
  Brad Brach P000000000.000
  Blake Tekotte PH100000001.100
  Joe Thatcher P000000000.000
  Alexi Amarista 2B101000000.208
Ronny Cedeno SS500000002.254
Daniel Murphy 2B310000021.299
David Wright 3B513210100.405
Scott Hairston LF411000000.241
Lucas Duda RF311000011.265
Vinny Rottino 1B310000001.100
  Ike Davis PH-1B101200000.164
Andres Torres CF301000011.192
Rob Johnson C401000000.318
Jeremy Hefner P100000001.000
  Ramon Ramirez P000000000.000
  Justin Turner PH101010000.224
  Manny Acosta P000000000.000
  Kirk Nieuwenhuis PH100000000.290
  Robert Carson P000000000.000
  Mike Baxter PH100000000.360

E_N.Hundley. LOB_San Diego 8, NY Mets 7. 2B_W.Venable 2, Y.Alonso 2, J.Guzman, E.Cabrera, D.Wright, J.Turner. HR_N.Hundley (3) off R.Carson, D.Wright (5) off M.Palmer. SB_C.Maybin (14), C.Headley (4), E.Cabrera (1), S.Hairston (1), V.Rottino (1), A.Torres (2). CS_C.Headley. GIDP_R.Johnson. DP_San Diego 1 (E.Stults, A.Parrino and Y.Alonso).

Eric Stults (W 1-0)5.041012075-471.54
Matt Palmer0.022210114-718.00
Brad Brach (H 2)1.000003021-134.30
Joe Thatcher1.010002018-122.03
Luke Gregerson1.022210024-133.54
Alex Hinshaw1.000010016-94.50
Jeremy Hefner (L 0-2)3.296603073-526.17
Ramon Ramirez1.110002023-164.07
Manny Acosta2.053314052-3410.80
Robert Carson2.032210133-196.00

M.Palmer pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

T_3:22. A_24109.
Umpires_Home,Jeff Nelson; First, Bill Welke; Second, Chris Guccione; Third, Tim Tschida.

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