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

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.

Jaden Comeaux
Jaden Comeaux

Some thoughts and observations up to this point..........It's was thought that the Stanford game would expose any deficiencies UConn had, if they had any. There were, and it did. It was evident that there were some glaring issues that came to light which needed to be addressed and repaired. Not only in personal outlook (players) of seeing the big picture, but having a keen on-court awareness as well. The reports that we were getting from the media this summer, and during the first weeks of official practice, were consistent in suggesting that Kia Nurse had a leg up on the other freshmen, and was going to emerge as either the starting 2 guard or the sixth man. So far, she has been performing as advertised. Because of her talent and background, her promotion to starter was inevitable. I saw some things (and the play of one individual) that really concerned me during the Stanford game. I won't disclose them at this time. I don't call out players except in rare occasions. It's not productive or supportive. I did write a blog letter to Courtney Williams of Texas A&M, suggesting that she clean up her act. She's been suspended indefinitely by head coach Gary Blair for reasons which were not made public...nor should they have been. She's arguably the best player on her team. She needs to remember and honor the commitment she made to her coach, her teammates and herself. I think she has the potential to play at the next level, but she's got to prove herself worthy at this level first.  I'm all about supporting the entire huskie team at ALL times. When the girls don't play well, they'll hear about it from Geno, they don't need to be called out, and hear about it again from us (the keyboard critics). I'm going to take a wait and see attitude to see if those concerns have been addressed. I saw a freshman on another team (on TV) do some things I'd like to see (and expected) her counter part on this team do.

Texas, Notre Dame and especially South Carolina look extremely formidable so far this year. All 3 have dominated their competition thus far. I know it early, but these three came charging out of the gate like their butts were on fire. I continue to stand by my prediction that no team will run the table this year. These three teams are playing with reckless abandon at a high level, and are scoring a lot of points. It's still early. We'll have a better picture of who the contenders are, and who the pretenders are by the Christmas break. The fixes and corrections that were made this week by UConn won't be tested until the Notre Dame game. UConn can play poorly and still defeat Creighton, and the teams they'll see in the Florida Gulf Coast Showcase over the thanksgiving day weekend next week. Notre Dame still has that "unfinished business" that they'd like to close the book on. Irish freshman Brianna Turner is playing extremely well so far this season. She has become Jewel Loyd's new "wingman". She has quickly and seamlessly made that transition from high school to college. She's been playing like an upper classman without fear or trepidation. This has been an interesting and fun first week of the season......I love it. Go Huskies.


Uconn will win this game--but what will be learned about the team??  The Uconn Freshman plus Tuck should be able to beat Creighton.  

Stop with the 47 game winning streak it means nothing until it gets to 90 for Uconn.  For Stanford 28 is superilative.    Stokes has to play against 6'4 guys until she gets how to play defense.  

Fast guys have to play against KML.

Next test is Notre Dame with their very big, very agile, scoring machine Turner.  Notre Dame use their Freshmen and teach them early--Turner screwed up big time and made foolish fouls--screwups and fouls she won't make in January and beyond.  Will Geno's Frosh be able to say the same??? 

David Kross
David Kross

@sweet101 Geno's frosh aren't likely to be on the court with Brianna Turner (except for Nurse, who won't guard her).  ND is also a work in progress, so the game should be a good test all around.  Oddly, the teams are similar: smallish centers, one exceptional wing, adequate guards.