Result: The Mets defeated the Padres, 5-4, on Friday night in the first of a three-game series.
Need to Know: Travis d’Arnaud’s base hit with two outs in the top of the ninth inning drove in Curtis Granderson to give the Mets a 5-4 win. d’Arnaud had three hits on the night and two RBI. The Mets jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, but Bartolo Colon surrendered four runs in the fifth inning to even the score. Colon exited after five, allowing four earned runs and striking out six. Granderson and Ruben Tejada both reached base three times. Juan Lagares’ single in the first inning drove in two runs. Jenrry Mejia picked up his 11th save of the season. Jeurys Familia earned the win with a scoreless eighth inning.
Game Ball: Travis d’Arnaud, who continues to hit since being recalled from Triple-A.
What’s Next: The Mets and Padres will meet again on Saturday night at 8:40 p.m. Dillon Gee (4-1, 2.56 ERA) takes the hill for New York against San Diego’s Tyson Ross (7-10, 2.85).