Padres 18 Mets 6
You know things aren’t going well when Oliver Perez’s presence on the mound is a sight for sore eyes.
But that in fact was the case, after watching Hisanori Takahashi allow 6 runs in 4 innings, Raul Valdes allow 4 runs (half of which came on bases-loaded walks) without registering an out, and Ryota Igarashi give up 6 runs in 1/3 of an inning.
That’s right — Takahashi, Valdes, and Igarashi all shat the bed. Meantime, a pumpkin waited in the Petco Park parking lot to take the three of them home.
The only positive to be taken away is that the Mets offense scored 6 runs against a team that has pitched very well this season.
Oh, wait, there’s another: the Mets turned four double plays. Funny, I don’t remember any of them.
To put this embarrassing laugher in perspective: coming into the contest, the Padres were averaging 4 runs per game — and were 24th in MLB in runs scored (204 in 50 games). Did that not hit home? OK, consider that Nick Hundley and Chris Denorfia bat 5th and 6th in the lineup.
Next Mets Game
Mets and Padres face each other again at 10:05 PM EST on Tuesday night. Mike Pelfrey faces Wade LeBlanc.