postGame: Padres 2 Mets 1

The Mets (30–31) lost to the Padres (27–37) by the score of 2 to 1 in ten innings tonight in San Diego.

For a recap, boxscore, stats, etc., go to SNY.tv.

Third verse same as the first, as the Mets lose by the same 2 to 1 score for the third consecutive game. The Mets were 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position tonight, leaving 11 men on base. They are now 2-for-21 with runners in scoring position in this series.

However, in case you missed it:

  • The Mets scored their only run of the game on a Endy Chavez sac-fly with the bases loaded in the first inning.
  • With two outs in the third inning Sandy Alomar inexplicably held up David Wright at third base on a Carlos Delgado double to right field. With the Mets not scoring much in this series, that’s a spot were Alomar must be aggressive and send the runner to force the defense to make a perfect throw.
  • Speaking of Delgado, he was 3-for-4 with the aforementioned double and two singles. He also made a stellar defensive play in the sixth saving the Mets a run by throwing a runner out at home with the bases loaded.
  • Oliver Perez bounced back with a solid outing, allowing only a solo homerun in the fifth inning by Michael Barrett homerun in his 5.1 IP.
  • Scott Hariston ended the game with a walk-off homerun in the tenth off Pedro Feliciano.
  • Other than Feliciano, the Mets bullpen continues to pitch beautifully as the Joe Smith, Scott Schoeneweis, and Duaner Sanchez combined for 3.2 innings of scoreless baseball.
  • Normally I love a good 2 to 1 ball game, but these games in San Diego are brutal to watch. I don’t know what’s worse the time of these games or the poor offensive execution by both teams.
  • The Mets are now one game under .500 and are 6.5 games behind the first-place Phillies.

The Mets finish of their four-game set against the Padres tomorrow at 4 pm, with Pedro Martinez, who is making his third start of the season, taking on Wilfredo Ledezma.