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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Recap: Game 121 - Mets (2) at Padres (8) - Padres Mash Mets

N.Y. Mets (56-65)001010000270
San Diego (55-68)«10031003x8150

W: E. Volquez (9-10) L: D. Aardsma (2-2)
HR: NYM - None   SD - N. Hundley (10),J. Gyorko (13)


Nick Hundley stroked a two-run homer and Will Venable had four hits as the San Diego Padres eclipsed the New York Mets, 8-2, on Saturday at Petco Park.

Jedd Gyorko added a late three-run homer and Alexi Amarista, Chris Denorfia and Jesus Guzman supplied an RBI apiece to back starter Edinson Volquez (9-10), who limited New York to two runs on seven hits over five innings.

"It was good to see a bunch of guys get a couple hits," said Padres manager Bud Black.

Mets starter Jenrry Mejia was forced to exit in the fourth inning after experiencing elbow discomfort in his pitching arm. The right-hander had Tommy John surgery back in 2011.

David Aardsma (2-2) gave up four runs over two innings of relief to absorb the loss.

Travis d'Arnaud, the main piece New York received in the R.A. Dickey trade this past offseason, made his major league debut to fill in for regular catcher John Buck, who was placed on paternity leave. He went hitless, but did walk twice.

"It's indescribable, man," said d'Darnaud about his first major league game. "It's one of those feelings that everyone dreams they can have and I can't even describe it. Unfortunately we got the loss, so we're going to try and come out tomorrow and win the series."

Hundley, in his first game back since leaving the club for the birth of his daughter, snapped a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning after Mejia's elbow flared up on a pitch to Logan Forsythe, forcing him to exit.

Forsythe greeted Aardsma with a single and Hundley followed two batters later with a two-run homer. Amarista then drove in Venable, who had doubled, with a two-out base hit to give the Padres a 4-1 lead.

New York got a run back in the fifth on Ike Davis' run-scoring single, but stranded runners on second and third when d'Arnaud grounded out to end the inning.

The Padres responded in the home portion, with pinch-hitter Guzman knocking in Forsythe from second with a two-out hit before getting thrown out trying to stretch his single into a double.

Dale Thayer relieved Volquez and the Padres bullpen protected the 5-2 lead, with Thayer, Nick Vincent, Luke Gregerson and Huston Street each tossing a scoreless frame. Gyorko's homer in the eighth inning created a six-run spread.

Venable scored the game's first run in the first inning, reaching with a single before swiping second and later scoring on Denorfia's base hit.

Eric Young then used his speed in the third to even the score at 1-1. He reached on a bunt single, stole second, then came home to score on Daniel Murphy's shot through the right side.

Game Notes

Venable extended his hitting streak to 14 games ... Volquez entered the day with an 0-5 record and a 7.76 ERA in six prior starts against the Mets ... Young had two hits and scored both New York runs ... The Mets were 2-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Eric Young LF422010010.247
Daniel Murphy 2B501100002.273
Marlon Byrd RF400000002.284
Ike Davis 1B401100000.205
Wilmer Flores 3B401010001.281
Travis d`Arnaud C200000020.000
Juan Lagares CF402000001.258
Omar Quintanilla SS300000012.224
Jenrry Mejia P200000001.000
  David Aardsma P000000000.000
  Josh Satin PH100000001.298
  Pedro Feliciano P000000000.000
  Carlos Torres P000000000.200
  Mike Baxter PH100000000.210
Will Venable CF534010001.264
Alexi Amarista SS402110000.257
Yonder Alonso 1B311000021.293
Jedd Gyorko 2B511300101.255
Chris Denorfia RF502100000.275
Logan Forsythe 3B422000001.210
Jaff Decker LF300000010.176
Nick Hundley C412200101.235
Edinson Volquez P200000002.118
  Jesus Guzman PH101100000.232
  Dale Thayer P000000000.000
  Nick Vincent P000000000.000
  Luke Gregerson P000000000.000
  Mark Kotsay PH100000000.200
  Huston Street P000000000.000

LOB_NY Mets 9, San Diego 9. 2B_E.Young, W.Flores, W.Venable, A.Amarista. HR_N.Hundley (10) off D.Aardsma, J.Gyorko (13) off C.Torres. S_A.Amarista. SB_E.Young 2 (26), W.Venable (14), L.Forsythe 2 (6).

Jenrry Mejia3.041115063-382.30
David Aardsma (L 2-2)2.064422154-364.50
Pedro Feliciano0.21000008-62.70
Carlos Torres2.143300148-343.00
Edinson Volquez (W 9-10)5.0722250100-635.72
Dale Thayer (H 18)1.000002019-132.75
Nick Vincent (H 6)1.000011019-92.15
Luke Gregerson (H 16)1.000012018-123.47
Huston Street1.00000005-43.18

T_3:36. A_36974.
Umpires_Home,Mark Carlson; First, Gerry Davis; Second, Dan Iassogna; Third, Brian Knight.

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