The Padres (1-2) defeated the Mets (2-1) by a score of 2-1, today at Citi Field.
– Dillon Gee tossed 6 1/3 innings, allowing only one run on three hits, three walks and four strikeouts.
– Jeurys Familia allowed the eventual winning run on a walk, single and a wild pitch.
– The Mets managed only five hits.
– John Buck hit a solo home run in the top of the 9th for the Mets only run.
– Three of the Mets hits were from Justin Turner, who had two singles and a double.
– The Mets combined to strikeout 14 times. David Wright and Lucas Duda had three strikeouts each, while Ike Davis and Marlon Byrd each struck out twice.
For a full recap and box score, check out SNY.TV.
Michael Baron, ContributorThe Mets looked pretty flat today. Outside of Buck’s home run, the Mets did nothing with the bats. They didn’t get a single hit with a runner on base — that makes it pretty difficult to score runs.
On a more positive note, the entire Mets catching corps outputted a total of five home runs in 2012. Buck already has two this season…
Gee was impressive today. He was erratic early and fell behind a lot of hitters, but he gathered himself, started throwing strikes, and kept himself in the game. It looked like he was struggling with his arm slot early, and his ball was tailing as a result. But he became more consistent with it on all of his pitches, and that helped him to throw quality strikes low in the zone in the middle innings.
I was hoping for a sweep today, but the Mets had a very good series overall. There were a lot of positive signs. Hopefully, this is the brand of baseball they can consistently play over the course of the year. They’re going to struggle at times with their offense, so it’s important they do the little things right on both sides of the ball, and remain aggressive on the bases on a daily basis.
The Mets welcome the Miami Marlins to Citi Field for a 7 p.m. game on Friday.
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