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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 120 - Mets (5) at Padres (2) - Three HR's Lift Mets

N.Y. Mets (56-64)«0122000005120
San Diego (54-68)001000010290

W: J. Niese (5-6) L: I. Kennedy (4-9) S: L. Hawkins (4)
HR: NYM - M. Byrd (19),I. Davis (7),D. Murphy (10)   SD - W. Venable (16)


Daniel Murphy hit a two-run homer and Marlon Byrd and Ike Davis added solo shots as the New York Mets clipped the San Diego Padres, 5-2, on Friday.

Eric Young drove in a run and Anthony Recker went 3-for-3 with a run scored for the Mets, who have taken the first two tilts of this four-game set.

Jon Niese (5-6) gave up six hits, including a solo homer, and struck out a season-high nine batters to pick up his second straight win. LaTroy Hawkins worked a scoreless ninth to nail down his fourth save of the season.

Will Venable hit a solo homer and Yonder Alonso added an RBI for the Padres, losers in five of their last six.

Ian Kennedy (4-9) was tagged for five runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out seven over 4 2/3 innings. Kennedy is 1-1 over three starts since being dealt to San Diego and has dropped six of his last seven decisions overall.

"His stuff was good as evidenced by the seven strikeouts," Padres manager Bud Black said of Kennedy.

The Mets scored one run in the second and two in the third to take an early 3-0 lead.

In the second, Recker doubled, moved to third on Omar Quintanilla's single then scored on a Young groundout to second.

Byrd and Davis opened the third with back-to-back homers to make it a three- run game.

"It was a fastball middle-in and I finally caught up to one and drove it out of the yard," Davis, who hadn't homered in 36 games said.

Venable smashed a homer in the home half to pull the Padres within 3-1, but Murphy clubbed a two-run homer in the fourth to make it a four-run game. Niese worked a leadoff walk, and after Young struck out, Murphy clobbered his 10th homer of the season deep into the seats in right field.

The Padres added a run in the eighth. Chase Headley doubled then scored on Alonso's single to center field.

Game Notes

The Mets have scored the game's first run in 10 of their last 11 contests ... Niese is 2-0 since returning from the disabled list on Aug. 11 ... Niese has held opponents to no more than three earned runs in seven of his last eight starts ... New York went 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position ... San Diego went 1-for-12 with RISP ... San Diego's Jedd Gyorko recorded his sixth three-hit games this season.

Box Score:

Eric Young CF501100002.244
  Carlos Torres P000000000.200
  LaTroy Hawkins P000000000.000
Daniel Murphy 2B511200101.274
Marlon Byrd RF412100111.287
Ike Davis 1B311100120.204
Josh Satin 3B401000001.301
  Scott Rice P000000000.000
  Juan Lagares CF100000000.254
Mike Baxter LF501010002.212
Anthony Recker C313010010.193
Omar Quintanilla SS402000001.226
Jon Niese P210000012.200
  Justin Turner 3B100000001.276
Chris Denorfia RF502000000.273
Will Venable CF511100103.256
Chase Headley 3B411010002.236
Yonder Alonso 1B401100001.293
Jedd Gyorko 2B403010001.255
Jesus Guzman LF300000012.228
Ronny Cedeno SS200000001.200
  Colt Hynes P000000000.000
  Logan Forsythe PH100000000.203
  Sean O`Sullivan P000000000.167
  Mark Kotsay PH100000000.202
  Dale Thayer P000000000.000
Rene Rivera C300000002.171
  Jaff Decker PH101000000.214
Ian Kennedy P100000000.119
  Alexi Amarista SS200000001.254

LOB_NY Mets 10, San Diego 9. 2B_M.Baxter, A.Recker, C.Headley, J.Gyorko. HR_M.Byrd (19) off I.Kennedy, I.Davis (7) off I.Kennedy, D.Murphy (10) off I.Kennedy, W.Venable (16) off J.Niese. SB_E.Young (24). CS_M.Baxter, A.Recker.

Jon Niese (W 5-6)6.0611191111-684.25
Scott Rice1.021102021-113.50
Carlos Torres (H 3)1.00000108-52.53
LaTroy Hawkins (S 4)1.010001017-122.98
Ian Kennedy (L 4-9)4.2755473105-655.12
Colt Hynes1.120003021-179.82
Sean O`Sullivan2.030001041-243.96
Dale Thayer1.000010010-62.80

S.Rice pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

HBP_by J.Niese (A.Amarista).
T_3:13. A_25604.
Umpires_Home,Brian Knight; First, Mark Carlson; Second, Gerry Davis; Third, Dan Iassogna.

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