Result: The Padres beat the Mets, 6-0, on Saturday night in San Diego, evening their series heading into Sunday’s rubber match.
Need to Know: Dillon Gee struggled in his second start back from the disabled list, allowing four earned runs on five hits over five innings, despite eight strikeouts. Solo home runs from Yasmani Grandal and Will Venable were the big blows against Gee, and Seth Smith added a homer against Carlos Torres. The Mets were shut out for the eighth time this year and the first time since June 14, when another Padres starter, Jesse Hahn, kept them off the scoreboard.
What’s Next: First pitch for Sunday’s rubber match between the Mets and Padres is set for 4:10 p.m. Zack Wheeler (5-8, 3.90 ERA) is on the hill for New York against San Diego’s Odrisamer Despaigne (2-1, 1.35).