Showing posts with label Padres at Mets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Padres at Mets. Show all posts

Monday, June 16, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 69 - Padres (1) at Mets (3) - Granderson HR's in Mets Win


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W: C. Torres (3-4) L: I. Kennedy (5-8) S: J. Mejia (7)
HR: SD - None   NYM - C. Granderson (9)

Recap:

New York starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka departed after just one inning, but the Mets bullpen carried them to a 3-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday in the rubber match of a three-game set from Citi Field.

Matsuzaka was hoping to stay unbeaten on the season but had to exit after the first inning due to a severe upset stomach. Carlos Torres (3-4) allowed a run in four innings out of the bullpen, and Vic Black and Jenrry Mejia each tossed two scoreless frames to help New York bounce back from Saturday's 5-0 shutout.

Curtis Granderson ended New York's four-game homerless drought with a solo shot in the first. He and Lucas Duda each had a pair of hits, while Daniel Murphy and Bobby Abreu drove in a run apiece.

Ian Kennedy (5-8) struck out seven but was responsible for all three runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 frames for the Padres, losers in six of seven.

The first four Mets hitters reached in the bottom of the first inning, with Granderson's leadoff home run setting the tone. Murphy then doubled, David Wright walked and Abreu grounded a two-bagger down the right field line to make it 2-0 before Kennedy had recorded an out.

With runners on second and third, however, Kennedy fanned Andrew Brown and induced a pair of pop ups to keep the Padres within striking distance.

They did strike the next half inning, plating a run against Torres with three straight singles. Carlos Quentin led off the frame with a poke to left, moved to third on Yonder Alonso's base hit and scored on Rene Rivera's infield single off the glove of a diving Wilmer Flores.

Murphy's sacrifice fly in the second inning made it 3-1.

San Diego threatened in the sixth inning against Vic Black, who took over for Torres and quickly issued a pair of walks to Seth Smith and Chase Headley. The Padres failed to push across another run, with a pair of pop ups in the infield leading to Rivera's inning-ending strikeout.

Kevin Quackenbush came out of San Diego's bullpen and got out of a bases loaded jam in the sixth, forcing Wright to fly to right on a full count.

Mejia needed just six pitches to get through the eighth and got some help from Duda at first base in the ninth to pick up his seventh of the season. Duda made a diving stop for the first out and caught a liner for the second before an Alexi Amarista groundout to end the game.

Game Notes

Duda doubled twice ... Wright went 0-for-3 with a walk and has now hit safely in just two of his last 39 at-bats ... San Diego had four hits -- all singles -- as a team and finished 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 69


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 69

1. Curtis Granderson (L) CF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Bobby Abreu (L) RF
5. Andrew Brown (R) LF
6. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
7. Wilmer Flores (R) SS
8. Anthony Recker (R) C
9. Daisuke Matsuzaka (R) P

Preview: Game 69 - Padres at Mets - Kennedy vs Dice-K


Preview: Game 69
San Diego Padres (29-39) at New York Mets (30-38)

Pitching Probables:
Ian Kennedy (5-7) 3.63 ERA vs Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-0) 2.95 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 1:10 PM

Preview:

Ian Kennedy looks to bounce back and lead the Padres to a rare series win Sunday, while his counterpart, Daisuke Matsuzaka, tries to build on a strong outing to solidify his spot in the Mets' rotation.

San Diego (29-39) had dropped nine of its first 11 games in June before a 5-0 win Saturday at Citi Field snapped a season-high five-game losing streak. The Padres, batting .157 this month, were never threatened after scoring two runs in the opening inning.

The Mets (30-38) had only a pair of singles in their ninth loss in 11 games after registering 11 hits in a 6-2 win in Friday's opener. New York is batting .209 in its last 11 and hasn't homered in its last four games, one shy of matching its longest drought of the season from April 18-22.

The Mets are also batting .157 with runners in scoring position in their last 11 games after an 0-for-6 performance Saturday.

Kennedy (5-7, 3.63 ERA) will try to add to the Mets' struggles while rebounding from his first loss in four outings. The right-hander gave up five runs over seven innings in Tuesday's 5-2 loss in Philadelphia after putting up a 2.00 ERA in winning his previous three starts.

Matsuzaka (3-0, 2.95) gave up one run and three hits in six innings of a 6-2 win against Milwaukee that same day. He might have pitched one more inning if he hadn't been hit in the right thigh by Carlos Gomez's line drive in the sixth.

The right-hander joined New York's rotation June 4 after highly touted prospect Rafael Montero struggled in his attempt to replace an injured Dillon Gee (strained right lat) and was sent back to the minors.

Matsuzaka earned a 2-1 victory in his only start against San Diego on June 22, 2007, while with Boston.

Kennedy gave up five runs in 4 2/3 innings in his most recent matchup with the Mets, a 5-2 loss in San Diego on Aug. 16. He was 4-0 with a 3.45 ERA in his first five meetings.

David Wright, who is in the middle of New York's offensive woes going 2 for 36 (.056) in his last 11 games, has one hit in his last seven at-bats against Kennedy after previously going 4 for 6 with two homers and a double.

Seth Smith is 5 for 5 with a home run and a double in his career against Matsuzaka, including the postseason, but is batting .176 (9 for 51) with no RBIs in his last 15 games, dropping his average 43 points to .290.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Non Happy Recap: Game 68 - Padres (5) at Mets (0) - Mets Get Blanked, Hahn Earns his First Win


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W: J. Hahn (1-1) L: Z. Wheeler (2-7)
HR: SD - C. Headley (6)   NYM - None

Recap:

Jesse Hahn earned his first big league victory Saturday, throwing one-hit ball for six innings and contributing a soft single as the San Diego Padres stopped a five-game losing streak, beating the New York Mets 5-0.

Hahn combined with the San Diego bullpen on a two-hitter. The Mets managed Ruben Tejada's infield hit leading off the first and Lucas Duda's bloop single down the left field line in the ninth.

Promoted from Double-A to make his second appearance in the majors, Hahn (1-1) struck out seven and walked three in the longest outing of his professional career. The 24-year-old righty escaped his biggest jam by fanning Matt den Dekker with the bases loaded to end the fourth.

At 6-foot-5 with socks pulled up nearly to his knees, Hahn won in front of his father, sister and about 20 family members and friends. They came from Groton, Connecticut, where his high school teammate was injured Mets ace Matt Harvey.

Hahn missed the 2011 season after having Tommy John surgery, and Harvey watched from the dugout while he rehabs from the same procedure.

Hahn said Harvey sent him a text message before the game wishing him good luck. After Hahn was done, Harvey texted congratulations.

Hahn made his major league debut June 3 against Pittsburgh, and was chased after giving up two home runs in 3 2-3 innings. This time, Hahn was effective with his arm and bat.

Hahn blooped an opposite-field single to right with two outs in the fourth for his first hit since high school. Cameron Maybin easily scored, and was trotting back to the dugout when plate umpire Dan Bellino flipped him Hahn's souvenir.

Maybin later showed off some alert baserunning, winding up all the way at third on an infield grounder. Yonder Alonso broke from third on the bouncer and eventually was tagged out, but he prolonged the rundown long enough to allow Maybin to keep running.

Chase Headley hit a solo homer, an RBI single and scored twice. Alonso hit two doubles.

Padres relievers Dale Thayer, Joaquin Benoit and Huston Street each pitched an inning, sending the Mets to their ninth loss in 11 games.

Zack Wheeler (2-7) remained winless in eight home starts since last August. He's averaging an NL-high 18 pitches per inning, and threw 100 in five busy innings.

San Diego began the day last in the majors in batting average and runs, and just three starters were hitting over .215.

The Padres totaled seven runs during their recent skid. This was the first time in 14 games they scored more than four runs in a game.

Box Score:

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Today's #Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 68


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 68

1. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Bobby Abreu (L) RF
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Chris Young (R) LF
7. Taylor Teagarden (R) C
8. Matt den Dekker (L) CF
9. Zack Wheeler (L) P

Preview: Game 68 - Padres at Mets - Hahn vs Wheeler


Preview: Game 68
San Diego Padres (28-39) at New York Mets (30-37)

Pitching Probables:
Jesse Hahn (0-1) 9.82 ERA vs Zack Wheeler (2-6) 4.19 ERA

TV - WPIX 11 - Radio WOR 710 am - First Pitch 4:10 PM


***Of course, Saturday’s game also features some entertainment. 50 Cent and G-Unit perform at Citi Field postgame.


Preview:

Bobby Abreu is giving the New York Mets some signs of life at the plate.

Still, their pitchers have been the key behind their home success against the San Diego Padres.

Abreu may get a chance to build on his best performance in a Mets uniform, while Zack Wheeler tries to win at home for the first time in 10 months Saturday.

New York (30-37) is among the worst offensive teams in the majors, batting .233 with 47 homers, a .348 slugging percentage and 4.0 runs per game. The Mets have been even worse while losing eight of 10, mustering a .221 average and .328 slugging percentage.

Abreu, however, is 6 for 10 with three RBIs in three games, matching his total of hits from his previous 11 games with five coming as a pinch-hitter.

The 40-year-old right fielder replaced Curtis Granderson (calf) in Friday's series opener, and went 4 for 4 with two RBIs in a 6-2 win over San Diego (28-39).

The Mets have won six of the past seven home meetings with the Padres, thanks in large part to a 1.29 ERA -- 1.07 from the starting rotation.

Wheeler's only appearance against them included a career-high 12 strikeouts, yielding one run in six innings of a 4-1 road win Aug. 15.

The right-hander (2-6, 4.19 ERA), though, is 0-4 with a 3.32 ERA in seven home starts dating to a win over Atlanta on Aug. 20.

He was also roughed up at San Francisco on Sunday, giving up four runs and six hits with six strikeouts and two walks while hitting a batter in 3 2/3 innings of a 6-4 loss.

The Padres, though, are last in the majors with a .215 batting average, and are hitting .159 with seven runs during a season-high five-game slide.

Jesse Hahn (0-1, 9.82) will try to snap the skid, and gain some inspiration from family and friends in attendance as he takes the mound roughly two hours from his hometown of Norwich, Connecticut.

Hahn, is a high-school teammate of injured Mets ace Matt Harvey.

The right-hander struggled in his major league debut June 3, giving up four runs and two homers with five strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings of a 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh.

He went 2-1 with a 2.11 ERA in 11 games -- eight starts -- for Double-A San Antonio. Pitching for the Missions on Monday, he allowed one earned run in season-high 5 2/3 innings.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Happy Recap: Game 67 - Padres (2) at Mets (6) - The Bobby Abreu / Bartolo Colon Show


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W: B. Colon (6-5) L: A. Cashner (2-6)
HR: SD - R. Rivera (4)   NYM - None

Recap:

Bobby Abreu went 4-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI to lead the New York Mets over the San Diego Padres, 6-2, in the opener of a three-game series.

Abreu's vintage night at the plate backed a classic performance on the mound from Bartolo Colon, who set down 19 of the final 20 batters he faced to earn his fourth straight winning decision.

Colon (6-5) gave up two runs on four hits while fanning seven over 7 1/3 innings of work as New York earned just its second win in its last 10 games.

Andrew Cashner (2-6), in his second start since returning from the disabled list, was tagged for four runs on eight hits over six innings for the Padres, losers of five straight.

Rene Rivera accounted for all of San Diego's offense when he uppercutted a Colon offering over the wall in left for a two-run homer in the second frame.

The 41-year-old Colon bounced back by retiring 18 in a row, and Abreu, who turned 40 in March, sparked the New York offense.

Abreu scored the Mets' first two runs, getting them on the board in the second when he doubled and came around on Taylor Teagarden's opposite-field hit.

Abreu crossed the plate again in the fourth on Lucas Duda's one-hop double to the wall in left-center. Duda scored the go-ahead run on Matt den Dekker's ground-rule double two batters later.

With two on and no outs in the fifth, Chase Headley began a terrific double play with a diving stop down the third-base line to seemingly stop a Mets rally before it started, but Abreu followed with an RBI single to right.

New York added two more in the seventh, and again Abreu was involved. David Wright made it 5-2 with a sacrifice fly, and Abreu dribbled one through the middle to knock in Daniel Murphy.

Vic Black retired Carlos Quentin on a groundout to leave the bases full of Padres in the eighth, and Jeurys Familia worked around a leadoff double in the ninth.

Game Notes

The start of the game was delayed 1 hour, 56 minutes due to rain ... Abreu recorded four hits for the first time since May 30, 2011 ... Colon has not lost since May 6, a span of six starts ... Cashner is mired in a seven-game winless stretch ... The Padres are an NL worst 2-9 in June ... San Diego went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:

Friday, June 13, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 67


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 67

1. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Bobby Abreu (L) RF
5. Chris Young (R) LF
6. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
7. Taylor Teagarden (R) C
8. Matt den Dekker (L) CF
9. Bartolo Colon (R) P

Preview: Game 67 - Padres at Mets - Cashner vs Colon


Preview: Game 67
San Diego Padres (28-38) at New York Mets (29-38)

Pitching Probables:
Andrew Cashner (2-5) 2.15 ERA vs Bartolo Colon (5-5) 4.31 ERA
TV - PIX 11 - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10 PM

Preview:

A Barn Burner is in the works at Citi Field Friday Night......Yes, a pair of losing teams will be playing on the same field.

The Padres (28-38) have dropped four straight and are an NL-worst 2-8 this month, while the Mets (29-37) are tied with Colorado for second-worst at 3-8 after losing eight of nine.

San Diego is batting .146 in June while averaging 1.7 runs after Thursday's 7-3 defeat at Philadelphia. Everth Cabrera and Carlos Quentin have combined for two hits in their last 55 at-bats, and Yonder Alonso is in a 5-for-33 slump, including 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position.

The Padres' 3.0 runs per game this season are the fewest in the majors since 1972 when the Rangers and California Angels each averaged fewer than three per game.

A visit to Queens wouldn't seem to bode well for immediate improvement. San Diego has totaled nine runs and hit .151 while dropping five of its last six contests there, and the Padres have hit just three homers in their last 15 games at Citi Field.

The Mets (29-37) have lost back-to-back games and scored one run in each, but their relievers are as much to blame for the club's failures during its 1-8 stretch. The bullpen owns a 5.40 ERA in that span with two blown saves, and Carlos Torres was charged with four runs in the decisive 13th inning of Thursday's 5-1 loss to Milwaukee.

After having six relievers throw a combined 5 1/3 innings and closer Jenrry Mejia's status in doubt, New York could be stretched thin. Mejia recorded two outs in the 10th but left prior to the 11th with back stiffness.

San Diego starter Andrew Cashner (2-5, 2.13 ERA) looked strong Saturday in his first start since May 13 after being on the disabled list with a sore elbow. He gave up two hits over six shutout innings in a 4-3, 11-inning win over Washington.

Cashner, whose six-start winless streak is his longest since a seven-game stretch to start his career, is all too familiar with his club's offensive shortcomings. He owns a 1.5 run-support average in those six starts, and his 2.3 average for the season trails only Francisco Liriano's 2.2 mark among pitchers who have thrown at least 60 innings. The Padres have failed to back him with a single run in half of his 10 outings.

Cashner has never started versus the Mets but owns a 2.70 ERA over 6 2/3 innings of relief against them.

He'll be opposed by Bartolo Colon (5-5, 4.31), who is 3-0 with a 1.61 ERA in his last four starts. He's 1-2 with a 1.50 ERA in three career starts against the Padres but has faced them only once since 2006.

Curtis Granderson said he hopes to start Friday after a sore left calf kept him out of New York's lineup Thursday. He drew a walk as a pinch hitter, reaching base safely in his 24th straight game. He's batting .393 over his last nine.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Friday, April 05, 2013

Recap: Game 3 - Padres (2) at Mets (1) - Mets Fall Despite Gee Pitching Well


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W: E. Stults (1-0) L: D. Gee (0-1) S: H. Street (1)
HR: SD - None   NYM - J. Buck (2)

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Recap:
Eric Stults combined with five San Diego relievers on a five-hitter as the Padres finally cooled off the New York Mets' hot bats with a 2-1 victory at Citi Field.

The Mets pasted San Diego pitching for 19 runs in winning the first two tests of this season-opening series, but managed just three hits off Stults (1-0) during a five-inning stint in which the left-hander racked up seven of the Padres' 14 strikeouts.

"They were swinging the bat well the first two games," said Stults of the Mets. "They put up a lot of runs and weren't missing many pitches. The goal today was to keep us in the game and hopefully we could come out on top, and it worked out that way."

Luke Gregerson fanned three more over 1 1/3 hitless innings later on before giving way to Huston Street, who served up a home run to John Buck to open the bottom of the ninth before recording the final three outs to earn the save.

Jedd Gyorko put the Padres ahead with an RBI double in the fourth inning, with Yonder Alonso finishing 2-for-4 in the win.

Buck went 2-for-4 and Justin Turner accounted for the Mets' three other hits, while Dillon Gee (0-1) yielded just one run and three hits over 6 1/3 innings in a hard-luck loss.

"He pitched very well, kept us in the ball game," Mets manager Terry Collins said of Gee. "I hope he puts the health issues behind him, because his stuff's good enough and he showed today than when he makes pitches he's gonna get easy outs."

Making his first start in the majors since undergoing shoulder surgery last July, Gee set down 10 straight San Diego hitters after issuing a walk to Everth Cabrera to open the game, until Mark Kotsay reached via a bloop single with one out in the top of the fourth. Alonso followed with a base hit before Gyorko pulled a changeup inside the third base bag to bring home Kotsay with the game's first run.

The Mets had put two on with one out an inning earlier, but Stults prevented any damage by inducing Ike Davis into a double-play grounder, then retired the side in order in both the fourth and fifth.

"[Catcher John] Baker called a good game behind the plate and we were able to keep them off balance today," Stults remarked.

New York also threatened in the sixth, with Turner greeting reliever Brad Brach with a single and Davis drawing a walk two batters later. Brach settled down to strike out Marlon Byrd, however, before Joe Thatcher came on to fan Lucas Duda looking and keep it a 1-0 game.

San Diego stranded the bases full in the seventh, but was able to get some insurance in the eighth. After a walk to pinch-hitter Chris Denorfia and an Alonso single placed runners at the corners, Mets reliever Jeurys Familia uncorked a wild pitch to allow Denorfia to cross the plate.

That extra run proved critical after Buck clubbed Street's first pitch well over the wall in left for his second homer in as many games. The San Diego closer shook off the blast, however, by retiring the next two hitters before ending the contest with a swinging strikeout of Mike Baxter.

Game Notes

Stults' seven strikeouts were his most in 19 lifetime appearances (15 starts) as a Padre and two short of a career high, set against Colorado while with the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 17, 2007 ... The Padres had lost five straight at Citi Field since an 11-5 victory on May 24 of last season, during which Stults gave up just one unearned run in five frames to notch the win ... Gee has allowed just three runs in 20 innings over three career meetings with San Diego ... Buck went 6-for-12 with two homers and five RBI during the series.

Box Score:

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Today's Starting Lineups - Game 3 - Padres at Mets


Today's Starting Lineups - Game 3 - Padres at Mets

Mets
  1. Collin Cowgill, cf
  2. Justin Turner, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Marlon Byrd, rf
  6. Lucas Duda, lf
  7. John Buck, c
  8. Ruben Tejada, ss
  9. Dillon Gee, rhp

Padres
  1. Everth Cabrera ss
  2. Will Venable, rf
  3. Mark Kotsay, lf
  4. Yonder Alonso, 1b
  5. Jedd Gyorko, 3b
  6. Alexi Amarista, 2b
  7. Cameron Maybin, cf
  8. John Baker, c
  9. Eric Stults, lhp

Preview: Game 3 - Padres at Mets - Stults vs Gee


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Preview:
Dillon Gee returns to the hill on Thursday when the New York Mets shoot for three-game series sweep against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field.

Gee was in the midst of a career-best season a year ago when a blood clot in his right shoulder forced him to undergo emergency surgery over the All-Star break in July, thus ending his season.

At the time of the injury, Gee was 6-7 with a 4.10 ERA.

Gee will try to follow up Matt Harvey's dominating performance from Wednesday. The former first round pick struck out 10 batters over seven scoreless innings, and the Mets rolled to an 8-4 win.

Ike Davis, Lucas Duda and John Buck each hit two-run homers to back up Harvey (1-0), who began his first full season by allowing just one hit and two walks. After crushing the Padres, 11-2, on Opening Day, the Mets will try to start a second straight season with a sweep on Thursday.

"He's got a presence on the mound that not everyone has," Davis said of the young hurler. "I'll tell you what, I wouldn't like to hit against the guy."

San Diego starter Clayton Richard (0-1), last season's National League leader in home runs allowed, gave up all three of New York's homers. He lasted just 4 1/3 innings, giving up eight runs -- seven earned -- on seven hits.

Carlos Quentin and Nick Hundley each contributed an RBI for the Padres.

On Thursday, San Diego will pin its hopes on lefty Eric Stults, who was a pleasant surprise for the Padres last season. Claimed off waivers from the Chicago White Sox back in May, Stults posted an 8-3 record with a 2.92 ERA in 14 starts for San Diego.

However, he struggled a bit in spring, pitching to a 6.63 ERA in 19 innings.

"We need to get a win, no doubt about it," manager Bud Black said. "Stultzie has had a good couple of starts at the end of spring and he's capable of pitching a great game."

New York was 4-3 against the Padres last season.

Happy Recap: Game 2 - Padres (4) at Mets (8) - Mets Go Yard 3 Times, Harvey Brilliant in First Start


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W: M. Harvey (1-0) L: C. Richard (0-1)
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Recap:
Final Score: New York 8, San Diego 4

The New York Mets think they have the ace of their rotation in Matt Harvey, and if his first start of the season was any indication, they may be right.

The 24-year-old right-hander dominated with 10 strikeouts over seven shutout innings, and the Mets smacked the Padres, 8-4, on Wednesday at Citi Field.

Ike Davis, Lucas Duda and John Buck each hit two-run homers to back up Harvey (1-0), who began his first full season by allowing just one hit and two walks. After crushing the Padres, 11-2, on Opening Day, the Mets will look to sweep the season-opening series on Thursday.

San Diego starter Clayton Richard (0-1), last season's National League leader in home runs allowed, gave up all three of New York's homers. He lasted just 4 1/3 innings, giving up eight runs -- seven earned -- on seven hits.

Carlos Quentin and Nick Hundley each contributed an RBI for the Padres.

Harvey got going early, fanning five of the first nine Padres and was perfect through three innings. Everth Cabrera had the Padres first hit in the fourth, but was later picked off and Harvey forced an inning ending double-play soon after to escape his only jam of the evening.

The Mets jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second on the bat of Duda, who crushed Richard's fastball down the middle into the 10th row of the right field upper deck.

In his next at-bat, Duda raked another shot into right, this one for a double. Buck followed, and his opposite field liner just cleared the right-field fence to give the Mets a four-run cushion by the end of the fourth.

New York then broke it open in the fifth by plating four more, with Davis' deep two-run blast highlighting the inning and Buck delivering the final score with an RBI single.

David Wright got it started, though, when he ripped an RBI double down the left field line to score Daniel Murphy from first. Richard was yanked after walking Marlon Byrd and the Mets had a commanding 8-0 lead going into sixth.

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