Mets Game 123: Win Over Padres
Mets 7 Padres 3
For the first time in nine years, the Mets won a series in San Diego. It was also their first-ever series win in Petco Park.
Mets Game Notes
In the first inning, Dillon Gee was throwing 81-MPH changeups and 89-MPH fastballs over the middle of the plate, waist high. Four Padres hit him hard as a result, but none scored. After watching that initial inning, I was thinking, “oh crap, Gee is going to get lit up”. However, Gee completely transformed himself from the second inning on, and held the Padres scoreless until the 7th. His final line was impressive: 6 2/3 IP, 5 H, 4 BB, 5 K, 1 ER.
The biggest out of the night was recorded by Manny Acosta, who struck out Jason Bartlett with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 7th. At the time, the score was only 4-1, and it appeared as though the Padres were on the verge of changing the course of the game.
Ryota Igarashi was ineffective pitching in the ninth inning, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk.
Despite scoring 7 runs, the Mets had only two players with more than one hit — Angel Pagan (who drove in 3 runs) and Willie Harris. Talk about spreading it around. The Mets whacked 7 hits and walked 6 times.
Next Mets Game
The Mets get a day off to travel cross-country and return home to Flushing for a Friday night game against the Brewers. Game time is a civilized 7:10 PM. The scheduled starting pitchers are Mike Pelfrey and Shawn Marcum.