Game Recap: Mets 5 – Padres 4

Result: The Mets defeated the Padres, 5-4, on Friday night in the first of a three-game series.


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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.


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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).




59 comments
corcoran
corcoran

you know what is absolutely killing me is that i had darnaud on my fantasy team and released him after he was sent to the minors.

stage52
stage52

Nice job by d'Arnaud.  Don't some met fans feel stupid for wanting this kid gone so soon ?

rodd
rodd

ALOT OF CREDIT FOR DUDA HITTING AND OTHERS GO TO THE NEW HITTING COACH< HE KNEW MOST OF THEM IN THE MINORS!!!

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Well, Colon made it through the first inning. Just a shame he melted-down in the fifth. No reason to walk ANYBODY on this Padre team. The man really is a portly mystery wrapped in a Reubenesque enigma.

JasonMiles
JasonMiles

Just Looking at TDN at the plate,you see a different vibe. I'm starting to think he's going to be the real deal-Now stay freakin healthy!!

Casey Harden
Casey Harden

Does anyone else think it would be fair to say that maybe Dave Hudgens had Travis d'Arnaud thinking too much at the plate?

shawnp6986
shawnp6986

Wow,wasnt able to watch the whole game but I can clearly see this team is battling and continue to have this winning attitude.These one run wins impress me more than the blow out ones,it shows they dont give up till the last out.

Also,what can ya say about Travis,he's been incredible after coming back from Vegas,great clutch hitting with RISP equals wins.

LGM! Lets continue this and sweep the Pads.Very impressed,Metzies!

Scrubs
Scrubs

I was expecting the Mets to revert to form i.e.- boring, no signs of offense or life baseball.  I'm loving this new optimism and attitude which survived the All-star break.  Mets are alive and Sandy MUST act now before Colon's value begins to plummet.

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

Colon battled and apparently was very sick so can't beat on him too bad. Nice to have the offense bail out the pitching which lord knows didn't happen much earlier in the year. 

melmet
melmet

wow...I ADMIT to have been completely wrong about d,arnaud!!....I called him every name in the book...and wanted him to vanish forever....HIS TRANSFORMATION INTO   a hitter (and  a clutch hitter at that)  shocks me....BUT I AM HUMBLED....GO METS!

yankeehater
yankeehater

9-2 in their last 11 and theyre still 4 games under. They have to go 7-3 in their next 10 just to get to .500 at the two-third mark of the season. Its numbers like these that show you how freaking lousy they had been this season prior to the Rangers series.


I doubt this continues after San Diego, but then again, the braves and nats continue to play barely average baseball too. You might actually be able to win this division with 87 wins.....i think the wild card is what the mets have no shot at.

Max Denby
Max Denby

Great to see the mets pick up where they left off.  Great win.  LGM.

Major Pain 0303
Major Pain 0303

d'Arnaud was almost run out of town by many of the people on here but a rare few of us preached patience cause he's never been fully healthy. If and its a HUGE IF he can stay healthy he's going to hit. Everyone says they need an impact bat. They do but its going to have to wait for the off season cause those guys just won't be available until then. Lets hope they can pull it off.

sickofit
sickofit

Pen with Black, Torres, Edgin, Daiske, Familia, Mejia and now Eveland is the deepest pen they've had in a long time and among best in the game . Collins definitely has the horses to get it done late in games. 

sickofit
sickofit

Keep Kirk in left. He's like Lagares with his glove. Keep CY on bench for late inning situations when you need a right handed bat with a little pop. Team would be better and bench would be stronger if they used same outfield alignment as they did tonight vs. lefties and righties.

Flocaveli
Flocaveli

Colon needs to be traded to an offensive team like he was with last year with the A's

f464a7183452498
f464a7183452498

@metsblog It time to let go of Colon & Chris Jones . Mets are deep with young arms. Need one more bat.

Kyle Turck
Kyle Turck

How many more wins until the fan confidence rating is updated?

Kyle Turck
Kyle Turck

Trying my hardest not to get too excited bc they're still sub 500 and have some issues but I'm def feeling good about them.

William Bonilla
William Bonilla

2 n 4 game win streak of the year...can I say 2 in a row?

William Bonilla
William Bonilla

Feel good win when they weren't playing their best ball...if they are a little sluggish out of the break and they still win then it's a good sign....the Padres are the perfect team to play against when trying to get back into things

theglider
theglider

The team has been winning big and they've rallied to win. And everyone has contributed. So why make a change?

Let them play and let's see where we go.

dickeydeep
dickeydeep

Nice that Familia got the win.  I'm really starting to get excited about our Bullpen

kingman76
kingman76

@rodd a lot of credit goes to firing Hudgens - he needlessly cluttered their minds with nonsense.  Made them too timid.

MetsGoLetsGo
MetsGoLetsGo

@Casey Harden I think Hudgens was in a lot of the hitters heads. Would like to see some stats from before/after his firing.

mrgee
mrgee

Isn't our one-run game record bad though? That being said, lately very impressive!

kingman76
kingman76

with all the pitchers being rested over the break - why not just pitch someone who wasn't sick and plug Colon into the rotation when he's no longer feeling under the weather.  Sometimes I wonder if the manager lets the inmates run the asylum.

mrgee
mrgee

We might be that close but you still don't ever ever ever ever get Zambrano...

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@melmet Exactly why you don't give up on kids like him. Too much of this fan base was trashing the hell out of this kid and it was pretty sad. Too many people were high on this kid for a reason. Some young kids don't work out but too many people were sure this kid would. 

The kid can play. I was honestly worried when Collins moved him up to the 5 hole that he would change his approach and get screwed up trying to hit home runs thinking he had to in the 5 hole. Good for him for keeping his head straight and not changing anything. 

I for one am grateful we didn't burn this kid at the stake like some people here wanted. 

Same with Wheeler. These are kids just coming up, they need a little patience. 

Huge difference maker in this lineup with him hitting like he is now compared to how he was hitting. Between him and Duda they are making a big difference

mrgee
mrgee

Nah, don't blame yourself for hating on him. He was doing horribly. Just give credit to Vegas for fixing him, and lets all rejoice.

mrgee
mrgee

Even though they are closer to the wild card than the division lead?

mrgee
mrgee

Well, everyone was right: he needed to be run out of town, back to Vegas. And thank goodness that happened!

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@f464a7183452498 @metsblog That Chris Jones is killing us!!!!!!!

Maybe you meant Chris Young?

richard58
richard58

@mrgee They were 10-20 in one run games but have won the last four and are now 14-20.

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@mrgee More teams to climb over. Gonna be tough either way. A shame they couldn't have just a couple of those early games back to make this deficit a little more manageable. 

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@mrgee But here's my issue with that. The Vegas coaching staff took two hours to just sit with the kid and talk to him. And d'Arnaud talks about how that has as much if not more to do with fixing him than anything else. Let alone the moving him closer to the plate. My point is Collins and the Met's coaching staff couldn't do that? 

If you can't coach up the young kids then why are you here? This isn't the Yankees with an old team. If we are going to build with youth then shouldn't we have a management in place that is able to coach them up? 

@Max Denby @Kyle Turck Maybe when they are beating teams that aren't worse than they are offensively.  Meaning teams in the eastern division of the National League. 

mrgee
mrgee

The champagne will be that much sweeter when...ahahahaha kidding.

mrgee
mrgee

Sometimes the coach gets through, sometimes not. I knew a pitching coach who said he could fix a guy in ten minutes; didn't happen...but hey even TDA said a lot of this has been mental. Getting his confidence back by stepping away from the big leagues for a bit might have done the trick.