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Monday, July 21, 2014

Recap: Game 98 - Mets (1) at Padres (2) - Bad Day for Mets Bats, Despaigne no-hits them thru 7.2 Innings



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W: J. Benoit (4-2) L: V. Black (2-3)
HR: NYM - None   SD - Y. Grandal (9)

Recap:

Josh Edgin couldn't handle Seth Smith's chopper back to the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning as Cameron Maybin scored the winning run in the San Diego Padres' 2-1 win over the New York Mets.

Carlos Quentin drew a leadoff, pinch-hit walk to start the ninth against Vic Black (2-3) and Maybin came on as a pinch-runner. Black's error on Alexi Amarista's sacrifice put Maybin on second, and he reached third when Chase Headley grounded into a double play.

Edgin then came on to face the lefty Smith, who worked the count full before delivering his third career game-winning hit, an infield single that he narrowly beat out.

Smith went 3-for-5 to help San Diego win the rubber match of this three-game set from Petco Park.

Odrisamer Despaigne pitched 7 2/3 no-hit innings in just his fifth major league start for the Padres. The 27-year-old Cuban's final line included a run on two hits and three walks.

Despaigne's major league career was off to a terrific start even before Sunday's near-historic outing. In his first four starts in the bigs -- all against NL West opponents -- he had only surrendered four runs on 18 hits.

The Padres remain the only active franchise without a no-hitter.

Despaigne's no-hit bid overshadowed Mets starter Zack Wheeler, who fanned seven in six innings of work. Wheeler allowed just a run on eight hits and has now given up one run in each of his last four starts.

Despaigne needed just 75 pitches to get through the first six innings, but his control slipped as the game went on.

Lucas Duda was hit in the foot by a breaking ball and Bobby Abreu and Juan Lagares drew consecutive walks to load the bases. Despaigne's 100th pitch of the contest got Ruben Tejada to ground back to the mound, ending the seventh.

Yasmani Grandal's solo home run in the fourth inning plated the game's only run until the top of the eighth, when New York finally broke through and tied it.

Despaigne appeared to have regained his control, striking out the first two batters he faced in the eighth before Daniel Murphy went the other way, doubling to left-center to break up the no-hitter. With the pressure of getting no-hit no longer lingering, David Wright followed Murphy's two-bagger with a single up the middle, plating the tying run.

Wright had been 0-for-22 against the Padres this season prior to that at-bat.

Joaquin Benoit (4-2) pitched a clean top of the ninth to earn the win.

Game Notes

Wheeler is unbeaten over his last four starts ... San Diego outhit New York, 11-3 ... Smith's last walkoff came on July 6, 2010, against St. Louis ... San Diego went 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position, stranding 11 ... Will Venable, Jake Goebbert and Chris Nelson all had two hits for the Padres.

Box Score:

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday's #Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 98


Sunday's #Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 98

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
5. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
6. Bobby Abreu (L) LF
7. Juan Lagares (R) CF
8. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
9. Zack Wheeler (L) P

Preview: Game 98 - Mets at Padres - Wheeler vs Despaigne


Preview: Game 98
New York Mets (46-51) at San Diego Padres (42-55)

Pitching Probables:
Zack Wheeler (5-8, 3.90 ERA) vs Odrisamer Despaigne (2-1, 1.35 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch: 4:10 PM

Preview:

Zack Wheeler will try to halt the rare scoring surge while extending his strong stretch for the New York Mets.

As the Padres aim to push across four runs or more in three straight contests for the first time since May, Wheeler and the Mets will try to bounce back with their ninth win in 11 games in Sunday's series finale.

San Diego (42-55) ranks last in the majors with a .214 average and 3.0 runs per game, but its lineup has shown signs of life in splitting the first two of this three-game set.

The Padres have totaled 10 runs while going 4 for 11 with runners in scoring position, marking the first time they've scored at least four in back-to-back contests since June 23-24. They haven't done it in three straight since a six-game span from May 25-31.

Seth Smith, Yasmani Grandal and Will Venable each homered Saturday to give San Diego its first three-homer game since May 18.

The Padres haven't won a series since a three-game home sweep of Cincinnati from June 30-July 2 and could have a tough time against Wheeler (5-8, 3.90 ERA).

Since allowing a season-high six earned runs over two innings in an 8-5 home loss to Oakland on June 25, Wheeler has gone 2-0 with a 1.40 ERA over his last three starts for the Mets (46-51). The right-hander gave up one run over 6 2/3 innings in a 7-1 home win over Miami on July 11.

Wheeler did not factor in the decision in his only outing in San Diego on Aug. 15 when he surrendered one run with a career-high 12 strikeouts over six innings in a 4-1 victory. He wasn't nearly as effective in his only start against the Padres this season, allowing four runs over five innings in a 5-0 home loss June 14.

San Diego counters with Odrisamer Despaigne (2-1, 1.35), who looks to continue an outstanding start to his career. The rookie right-hander has limited opponents to two runs or less while working into the seventh inning in three of his four starts.

In his most recent outing July 10, Despaigne allowed season highs of two runs and seven hits with a season-best seven strikeouts over seven innings in a 2-1 road loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

He'll face a New York team that averaged 6.5 runs and batted .296 during a four-game win streak before All-Star Tyson Ross and three relievers held them to five hits Saturday.

New York catcher Travis d'Arnaud went 1 for 4 Saturday and is hitting .325 with eight RBIs in his last 10 games, while outfielder Juan Lagares is batting .333 with five RBIs in his last five.

David Wright, however, has gone 0 for 8 in this series and is hitless in 19 at-bats in his last six meetings with the Padres.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Recap: Game 97 - Mets (0) at Padres (6) - Mets shut down by Ross


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W: T. Ross (8-10) L: D. Gee (4-2)
HR: NYM - None   SD - Y. Grandal (8),W. Venable (3),S. Smith (11)

Recap:

All-Star righty Tyson Ross threw seven shutout innings and was backed by three solo homers as the San Diego Padres blanked the Mets 6-0 on Saturday to snap New York's four-game winning streak.

Snake Bitten by poor run support lately, Ross (8-10) struck out six and allowed four hits and three walks to pick up only his second win in his last nine starts.

Yasmani Grandal, Will Venable and Seth Smith all homered for the Padres, who snapped a three-game losing streak with just their third win in 11 games.

The Mets claimed the opener of the three-game series 5-4 on Friday night for their fourth straight win but managed just five hits in this one.

Alex Torres, Kevin Quackenbush and Blaine Boyer followed Ross to complete the shutout.

The Padres won a day after trading All-Star closer Huston Street to the Los Angeles Angels in a six-player deal.

Dillon Gee (4-2) went five innings in his second start since coming off the disabled list and allowed four runs on five hits -- including two of the three home runs. The Mets righty struck out eight and walked zero.

Grandal drove a 3-1 pitch over the wall in right-center field leading off the second inning for his eighth homer of the season and two runs scored on Chase Headley's single in the third inning to give the Padres a 3-0 lead. The second run came home after left fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis threw to third base while no one was covering.

Venable teed off on a 2-0 fastball leading off the fourth inning, lining it over the right-field wall for his third homer of the season. Smith led off the sixth with a homer off Carlos Torres, also on a 2-0 pitch he drove to right for this 11th of the season and a 5-0 lead.

Ross didn't give up a hit until the fifth inning, when Friday's hero Travis d'Arnaud led off with a slow bouncer down the third-base line that Headley let go hoping it would roll foul. It hit the bag, giving the Mets their second runner after Gee, who walked in the third.

Game Notes

Headley scored San Diego's sixth run on a passed ball in the eighth inning ... The Padres scored six runs after plating just eight total in the last eight games Ross started. They lost seven of those games ... The Mets are 8-2 in their last 10.

Box Score:

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Preview: Game 97 - Mets at Padres - Gee vs Ross


Preview: Game 97
New York Mets (46-50) at San Diego Padres (41-55)

Probable Pitchers:
Dillon Gee (4-1, 2.56 ERA) vs Tyson Ross (7-10, 2.85 ERA)
TV - WPIX - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch : 8:40PM

Preview:

The New York Mets have matched their longest winning streak of the season, and they have to like their chances of keeping that run going.

Dillon Gee will try to continue his success against the San Diego Padres' historically inept offense on Saturday night as the Mets go for their first five-game winning streak in 14 months.

New York (46-50) has won nine of 11 games, a stretch that includes a pair of four-game runs that has it at least thinking of crawling back into contention in the NL East. The Mets are third in the division, six games back of second-place Washington, which trails Atlanta by one.

Continuing that recent success could have New York seeking help ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

For now, they'll settle for winning five straight games for the first time since May 26-30, 2013.

Travis d'Arnaud got them closer to that mark in the opener of this 10-game trip Friday, when his third hit went for a go-ahead single in the ninth of a 5-4 win at San Diego (41-55).

While d'Arnaud is batting .333 with eight RBIs in his last nine games, New York's pitchers have led the way. The starters have a 2.25 ERA in that span, while the bullpen has tossed 14 1/3 scoreless innings in the last six after throwing four Friday.

Gee (4-1, 2.56 ERA) owns a 1.35 ERA while winning two of three career starts against the Padres.

He could be in for another strong performance against a San Diego team hitting .214, an average that, were it to remain there at the end of the season, would match the 1968 New York Yankees for the worst in the last 100 years.

Gee missed two months with a strained right lat, but came back strong July 9. The right-hander allowed one run in seven innings of a 4-1 win over Atlanta.

The Padres have dropped eight of 10, including three in a row while hitting .168 with 25 strikeouts. However, they may have found some solace in Friday's four-run fifth off Bartolo Colon that ended a 25-inning scoreless streak.

Despite San Diego's impotent offense, Alexi Amarista is giving it some hope. He's hitting .357 in his last 13 games after collecting three singles with an RBI in the series opener.

Tyson Ross (7-10, 2.85) is well aware of the Padres' shortcomings at the plate, as he's been backed by five total runs over his last eight starts. He's 1-6 despite a 2.83 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 54 innings over that stretch, and that may have been reason enough for him to be selected for his first All-Star game Tuesday.

The right-hander, however, was inactive for the Midsummer Classic since he last took the mound in Sunday's 1-0 defeat to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The offense let him down again, mustering four hits while he yielded one run with nine strikeouts in seven innings.

Ross allowed one run in seven innings but didn't factor in the decision of a 4-1 loss to the Mets at Petco Park on Aug. 15.

While New York is contemplating acquiring help at the deadline, San Diego has already started an exodus after sending closer Huston Street and prospect Trevor Gott to the Los Angeles Angels for minor leaguers Taylor Lindsey, R.J. Alvarez, Jose Rondon and Elliot Morris on Friday.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

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


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

Recap:

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:

Friday, July 18, 2014

Preview: Game 96 - Mets at Padres - Colon vs Kennedy


Preview: Game 96
New York Mets (45-50) at San Diego Padres (41-54)

Probable Pitcher:
Bartolo Colon (8-8, 3.99 ERA) vs Ian Kennedy (7-9, 3.47 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 10:10 PM (EST)

Preview:

Bartolo Colon will try to shake off his early-inning issues Friday night against the San Diego Padres in his first appearance at pitcher-friendly Petco Park.

New York (45-50) had dropped seven of eight before an 8-2 stretch leading into the All-Star break rekindled its outside postseason hopes. The Mets are in third place in the NL East, seven games back of Washington and Atlanta.

This three-game set in San Diego opens a 10-game trip that may determine whether the Mets remain in the hunt or unload players by the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

A strong outing from Colon (8-8, 3.99 ERA) could keep the Mets rolling or at least improve his trade value, but he needs to overcome his struggles in the opening inning.

The right-hander's 18 runs allowed in the first rank behind only Philadelphia's Kyle Kendrick (26) for most in the majors. They also tie him with Dwight Gooden (1993) and Paul Wilson ('96) for the most by a Mets pitcher at the All-Star break since 1974.

Colon's troubles have been highlighted over his last four starts, a stretch in which he's given up 11 runs in the opening inning while going 2/3 with a 3.65 ERA.

Colon has a 1.78 ERA while splitting four career starts against San Diego after allowing two runs in 7 1/3 innings of a 6-2 win June 13.

This outing, though, will be his first at Petco, which leaves Minnesota's Target Field as the only current stadium where he's yet to pitch.

The Padres (41-54) own the lowest batting average in the majors (.214) and have been shut out 14 times -- the most in baseball. They've shown few signs of improvement while losing seven of nine and failed to score in a pair of defeats to the Los Angeles Dodgers just before the break.

San Diego has been blanked in three straight three times, most recently July 5-7, 1976.

The offense may not need to provide much for Ian Kennedy (7-9, 3.47), who has allowed two runs with 22 strikeouts in 21 innings over his last three starts.

The right-hander was victimized by a punchless lineup Saturday, failing to earn a decision despite tossing eight scoreless innings in a 1-0 loss to the Dodgers.

Kennedy, though, has lost his last two starts against the Mets, surrendering eight runs and four homers with 14 strikeouts over 10 innings.

New York slugger David Wright has gone 1 for 9 against Kennedy since 2011. Wright is also 4 for 27 with 11 strikeouts in his past seven visits to San Diego (41-54), but he was 10 for 20 with six RBIs in six games prior to the break.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 123 - Mets (6) at Padres (1) - Gee dominates Padres


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W: D. Gee (9-8) L: K. Gibson (2-4)
HR: NYM - M. Byrd (20)   MIN - None

Recap:

Dillon Gee tossed 7 2/3 innings in the New York Mets' 6-1 win over the Minnesota Twins in a make-up Monday matinee.

Gee (9-8) struck out nine and surrendered just six hits and an unearned run along with a walk for the Mets, who had dropped five of their last seven games coming in.

"He was staying aggressive. His curveball was there, his slider was there, every single pitch," Mets rookie catcher Travis d'Arnaud said. "He was locating his fastball. He did an outstanding job."

Marlon Byrd was one of seven Mets to tally a pair of hits. He smacked a solo homer and scored twice in the triumph. Eric Young, Daniel Murphy, Andrew Brown, Wilmer Flores, Juan Lagares and Omar Quintanilla also registered two hits apiece.

Kyle Gibson (2-4) allowed four runs on 10 hits and two walks over 3 2/3 innings for Minnesota, which has lost four consecutive contests.

After 10 major league starts, Gibson was optioned back to Triple-A Rochester following the game.

"Obviously that's not good enough. There's a lot of stuff I need to work on," Gibson said. "Obviously I didn't take advantage of it like I wanted to. I didn't come up here and have the success I wanted to."

The Mets jumped out to a 4-0 lead after plating a run in the first, another in the second and two more in the third.

Brown had a bases-loaded RBI single in the first, while Young slapped a run- scoring single through the hole on the left side of the infield in the second to make it 2-0.

Quintanilla and Murphy tallied RBI singles in the fourth to give New York its four-run spread.

The teams traded runs in the seventh.

Flores bounced an RBI single through the hole on the right side of the infield in the top of the seventh, while Trevor Plouffe, who ripped a two-out double to right-center in the home seventh, scored when Murphy committed a fielding error on a grounder off the bat of Clete Thomas.

Byrd's solo homer into the second deck in left in the ninth capped the scoring.

Game Notes

Monday's tilt was originally supposed to be the finale of a three-game set played from April 12-14 ... The Mets moved to 10-4 in interleague play ... The Mets were 6-for-12 with runners in scoring position, while Minnesota finished 0-for-10 with RISP.

Box Score:

Monday, August 19, 2013

Recap: Game 123 - Mets (3) at Padres (4) - Mets Blow Harvey's Chance for Win


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W: H. Street (1-4) L: P. Feliciano (0-2)
HR: NYM - None   SD - W. Venable (17)

Recap:

Will Venable continued his torrid stretch and staked the San Diego Padres to a 4-3 victory after clubbing the game-winning home run in the ninth inning against the New York Mets.

Venable, who had four hits in Saturday's victory and added two more on Sunday to stretch his hitting streak to 15 games, sent a 1-2 offering from Pedro Feliciano (0-2) deep into right and it stayed just inside the foul pole for his 17th home run of the season. He finished the game with two RBI.

Chris Denorfia delivered a game-tying RBI in the eighth, while Alexi Amarista contributed a sacrifice fly to help the Padres earn a split of this four-game set. Huston Street (1-4) tossed a scoreless ninth to pick up the win.

Marlon Byrd ended 2-for-4 with an RBI and Wilmer Flores and Andrew Brown had an RBI apiece in the setback for New York.

Starter Matt Harvey pitched six innings of two-run ball and left in line for the win, but a lackluster performance from the bullpen forced him into a no decision.

With the game tied at 2-2 in the seventh and Omar Quintanilla standing at second base following his double, New York pinch hit for Harvey with Brown and the move paid off, with the righty clubbing a double off Padres starter Eric Stults into center to move the Mets in front.

The Padres left the bases loaded in the home eighth, but not before tying the score at 3-3. Chase Headley's double off Gonzalez Germen stayed just inside of the right field line and put runners at second and third, and Denorfia brought in the tying run with a slow rolling grounder toward short.

New York struck quickly in the opening inning. Justin Turner reached third base when he lofted a fly ball just past the diving stretch of Venable in center, and came in to score easily on Byrd's double into the left field gap.

Byrd helped the Mets get another run in the fourth. He led off with a single and hustled into third while Logan Forsythe bobbled a Josh Satin single in left. Flores lifted a fly to right and Byrd beat the throw home.

The Padres capitalized on Harvey's poor start to the fifth inning, in which he plunked leadoff man Forsythe and then served up a bloop single to Nick Hundley. Stults sacrificed the runners over and Venable brought a run in when he chopped an infield hit just out of Harvey's reach. Amarista knotted the score at 2-2 with sac fly to center.

Game Notes

Harvey struck out six and is winless in his last five road starts ... Stults turned in 6 2/3 innings and allowed three runs on six hits and two walks ... Hundley went 3-for-3 for San Diego ... Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud walked twice and remains hitless through his first two major league games.

Box Score:

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 123


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 123:

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Justin Turner, 2b
  3. Marlon Byrd, rf
  4. Josh Satin, 1b
  5. Wilmer Flores, 3b
  6. Juan Lagares, cf
  7. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Matt Harvey, rhp

Preview: Game 122 - Mets at Padres - Harvey vs Stults


New York Mets (56-65) at San Diego Padres (55-68) 4:10 PM ET

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E. Stults (L) 25 8-10 3.685.25-22.378/13@COLND4.21150-118.13.93

Preview:

Young pitching phenom Matt Harvey will take the mound Sunday for the New York Mets in the finale of a four-game series against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.

The All-Star Harvey is coming off a loss at Los Angeles on Tuesday and allowed four runs and eight hits in six innings of a 4-2 setback. Harvey dropped to 9-4 in 24 starts to go along with a 2.23 earned run average and is winless (0-2) in his past four road assignments.

Harvey, who is still 5-2 in 11 away starts, defeated the Padres with seven shutout innings in an 8-4 win back on April 3 and is 1-1 with a 3.75 ERA in two career starts against them.

New York was targeting a series win over the Padres, but suffered an 8-2 loss Saturday in the third portion of this set. Jenrry Mejia allowed one run in three innings before leaving with an arm issue and David Aardsma absorbed the loss for permitting four runs across the fourth and fifth innings.


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


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

Recap:

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:

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 121 (d'Arnaud's MLB Debut)


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 121

  1. Eric Young Jr., lf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. Marlon Byrd, rf
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Wilmer Flores, 3b
  6. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  7. Juan Lagares, cf
  8. Omar Quintanilla, ss
  9. Jenrry Mejia, rhp
Game Notes:

Travis d'Arnaud makes his major league debut, while Wilmer Flores starts for the first time since twisting his right ankle Monday at Dodger Stadium.
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