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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 96 - Mets (5) at Padres (4) - d'Arnaud Saves the Day for the Mets


New York

San Diego

W: J. Familia (2-3) L: J. Benoit (3-2) S: J. Mejia (11)
HR: NYM - None   SD - None


Travis d'Arnaud's two-out RBI single in the top of the ninth inning Friday lifted the New York Mets to a 5-4 win over the San Diego Padres in the opener of a three-game series.

Curtis Granderson scored the go-ahead run after drawing a leadoff walk and moving up to second base when Joaquin Benoit (3-2) intentionally walked Lucas Duda.

D'Arnaud smacked a 3-2 fastball the other way, sending it through the right side of the infield to make it 5-4.

He finished with three hits and two RBI and Juan Lagares had a two-run single for the Mets, who finished the first half of the season with an 8-2 homestand and have now won nine of their last 11 games.

Chase Headley had a two-run single to cap a four-run rally in the fifth inning that tied the game for the Padres, who have dropped eight of their last 10.

Jeurys Familia (2-3) pitched a perfect eighth inning to pick up the win and Jenrry Mejia worked around Chris Nelson's two-out single in the ninth to earn his 11th save.

Both starting pitchers went five innings. New York's Bartolo Colon remained winless in his last four starts after giving up four runs on five hits and a walk, and Ian Kennedy also allowed four runs on six hits and three walks.

The Mets scored three runs in the first inning and had a 4-0 lead before the Padres tied the score with a four-run rally in the fifth.

Granderson led off the game with a single, went to second base when Kennedy hit Lucas Duda with a two-out pitch and scored on d'Arnaud's single. Kirk Nieuwenhuis then walked to load the bases and Juan Lagares followed with a two-run single.

Duda hit a leadoff double in the third, went to third on d'Arnaud's single and scored on Nieuwenhuis' groundout to make it 4-0.

The Padres had just one hit against Colon in the first four innings before their rally in the fifth.

Will Venable led off with a single, Jake Goebbert walked and they executed a double steal. Chris Nelson and Alexi Amarista followed with consecutive RBI singles and Headley added a two-run hit with two outs.

Amarista led off the bottom of the seventh for San Diego with a hit close to the line in left field but was thrown out by Nieuwenhuis trying to stretch it into a double.

Game Notes

Colon, who struck out six, is winless since a streak of six winning decisions in seven starts ... Kennedy fanned four. He entered the game with a 0.86 ERA in his previous three starts.

Box Score:

Curtis Granderson RF422000010.240
Daniel Murphy 2B500000001.290
David Wright 3B400000010.282
Lucas Duda 1B321010011.257
Travis d`Arnaud C513200000.227
Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF400100012.280
Juan Lagares CF401200000.292
Ruben Tejada SS201010020.239
Bartolo Colon P200000002.051
  Chris Young PH100000001.201
  Dana Eveland P000000000.000
  Bobby Abreu PH100000000.264
  Jeurys Familia P0000000001.000
  Jenrry Mejia P000000000.000
Seth Smith RF-LF400000002.279
Chase Headley 3B401200000.226
Carlos Quentin LF400000001.176
  Joaquin Benoit P000000000.000
Yasmani Grandal C300000000.207
Will Venable CF-RF411000001.202
Jake Goebbert 1B310000011.243
Chris Nelson 2B412100000.500
Alexi Amarista SS413100000.240
Ian Kennedy P100000001.125
  Brooks Conrad PH100000001.080
  Dale Thayer P000000000.000
  Alex Torres P000000000.000
  Tommy Medica PH100000000.228
  Kevin Quackenbush P000000000.000
  Cameron Maybin CF000000000.251

E_B.Colon. LOB_NY Mets 10, San Diego 4. 2B_L.Duda, R.Tejada. SB_C.Granderson (8), W.Venable (5), J.Goebbert (1).

Bartolo Colon5.054416086-584.12
Dana Eveland2.010000031-202.30
Jeurys Familia (W 2-3)1.00000006-32.02
Jenrry Mejia (S 11)1.010001015-103.86
Ian Kennedy5.0644340105-643.62
Dale Thayer1.100011020-92.09
Alex Torres0.20000004-32.45
Kevin Quackenbush1.010001016-122.63
Joaquin Benoit (L 3-2)1.011121024-122.04

IBB_off I.Kennedy (R.Tejada), off J.Benoit (L.Duda). 
HBP_by D.Eveland (Y.Grandal), by I.Kennedy (L.Duda). 
T_3:10. A_27374.
Umpires_Home,Tom Hallion; First, Hal Gibson III; Second, Chris Guccione; Third, Eric Cooper.
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