Recap: Padres 5 – Mets 0

The Padres (28-39)  took the middle game of a three-game set as four pitchers combined on a two-hitter to shut out the Mets (30-37) at Citi Field on Saturday afternoon.


Need to Know: The Mets got two hits in the entire game, an infield single by Ruben Tejada in the first and a bloop single by Lucas Duda in the ninth. That was it as the Padres’ Jesse Hahn picked up his first career win with six strong innings and striking out seven. Three relives combined to shut the door the final three innings for the Padres as the Mets’ bats went silent. Zack Wheeler struggled for New York giving up four runs in five innings with 100 pitches to fall to 2-7.  He gave up six hits and walked three and struck out four. Chase Headley paced the Padres with two hits, two walks, two RBIs and two runs scored. The Padres scored two runs in the first on a two-out rally that led to a Yonder Alonso 2-run double in the first. The Mets were in a 2-0 hole before their first at bat and never were a threat.


Game ball: This is a tough one for the Mets’ perspective. They didn’t hit, didn’t pitch, and didn’t win. Give it to Headley, who capped off his day with a homer in the eighth for the Padres.


Links: AP Recap | Box scores


What’s next: the Mets and Padres wrap up their three-game series with Ian Kennedy(5-7, 3.63 ERA)  pitching for the Padres and Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-0, 2.95 ERA) going for the Mets.

 

 

 




119 comments
greekgod
greekgod

Sandy Alderson is the consummate con man.....telling the media and fans that things are going to get better in the future.....why he has the media fooled is beyond comprehension.

greekgod
greekgod

Did anyone hear  Alderson say last night that they werent' going to increase the payroll for 2015?

There is ONLY one thing that will change managements mind at that is nobody showing up at CiTi Field........No one.

Bob Higgins
Bob Higgins

I wouldn't let Alderson run my sons little league team ! 

Kevin VanTassell
Kevin VanTassell

d'Arnaud has hit 4 hrs and had 7 RBI in less than a week at AAA, is it the less pressure, the PCL or AAA pitching? How long do you keep him there? Until he cools down, and shows he can do what's needed to battle back, or while he's still hitting everything, and hope he can do it up here. I think confidence is his issue, he needs to relax and let his talent take over.

JC
JC

I gotta hand it to the mets marketing department on this one.  Losing 5-0 in honor of 50 cent, genius.

ken1010
ken1010

Give the game ball to whichever fan sat through the whole thing.

1963PoloGrounds
1963PoloGrounds

There is no bottom to the hole that the New York Mets organization is in.  Year after year, the hole keeps getting deeper.  In a city like New York, where high expectations are the name of the game, that is what's really amazing about the New York Mets.  There is obviously a complete disconnect between ownership and what New York City is. It really is shameful.  The Wilpons should be absolutely ashamed.

Ricky Tan
Ricky Tan

Went to the Cyclones game today instead of watching this crap. Glad to see I made the right choice.

Nick Barbu
Nick Barbu

And Chris Young rocks the Golden Sombrero..... Sweet!!!

eric88
eric88

Sandy can't draft, trade, pick a MGR., sign a FA or predict win totals.

Other than that he is very good.

Doubleday
Doubleday

WOW.  Remember this article that was circulating here last night?  Earlier, it was on Jake deGrom's SI page.  Then it disappeared:  http://bit.ly/1lin2ce

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

We sign a .200 hitter and expect him to hit .250..HUH?.....This may become one of Sandy's biggest mistakes.

nymetsrule
nymetsrule

Stop giving a ****ing game ball to a player on the team that ****ing beat us.

xplr
xplr

After looking at Zach Wheeler for 30 MLB starts, can we all finally admit that the Beltran trade was not nearly as good as Sandy made it out to be? In fact, based on Beltran's last few years and  Wheeler's struggles, it's possible that we got the worst of the deal.

George Komninakis
George Komninakis

3 starts ago, the loser collins pulled wheeler. you could see wheeler visibly pissed off coming off the mound.  If i were Wheeler, i too would not want to pitch my heart out for this Loser manager that we have.  The other day Collins pulled Niese and he was visibly ticked off.   You probably will see Niese pitch a stinker next time out.  

Collins not only does not motivate his players- he causes his players to regress..

Hey LOSER---why isn't FLORES playing every day?   How is Flores benefiting riding the pine?  

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

And, The best we did in the game was 2 hits against a team with a worse record than the Mets. Sandy better rethink his hitting approach, it's not working.

Richard Alicea
Richard Alicea

Is that petition by former players to support the team still making it's rounds or is someone using it for toilet paper????????

Richard Alicea
Richard Alicea

Can the Commissioner DFA the whole team for assignment?


Max Denby
Max Denby

Is this rock bottom or does this nightmare have new surprises for us?

Kyle Suta
Kyle Suta

Game ball goes to... Chris young, for sucking so bad that all of us mets fans (except cerrone) would give you a standing ovation if you got hurt

ctd07
ctd07

20,000 showed up today to watch 50 cent not the mets.

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

0-6  with runners in scoring position today?...WOW....this team is horrible.hopefully Sandy will get sick of this and resign!

Swive
Swive

everyone a top prospect untill they get to our MLB team aka Triple A highlevel team

bigslick
bigslick

I believe that Wally deserves some of the credit as well. Time to fire Terry and bring in Wally - actually that time was two years ago but better late than never!!

Bob Higgins
Bob Higgins

@JC  That's why the crowd was bigger then it should of been  !

greekgod
greekgod

@1963PoloGrounds They aren't ashamed of themselves....they are living the  good life.....a whole lot better than us.

ken1010
ken1010

Sandy needs to admit he needs to hand out some long term contracts to get the players we need. He is going to need to overpay to get some good talent here and he better do that this offseason.

7up17left
7up17left

@Doubleday Yikes!!!  I wouldn't put anything past these criminals....thanks for sharing....

dooley
dooley

Very nice read, but a lot of the author's points are far-fetched

Bill Donahue
Bill Donahue

@Albert E Lewis Then they bring up guys like Brown and Campbell hitting over 300 in triple A, and they put them on the bench.

mi
mi

@ifti99 actually it was great, beltran was not coming back

NYMetsLander
NYMetsLander

In 4 years, Sandy has made about 2 good moves.. Picking up Bryd and I'm sure there's another one somewhere.............................................

Richard Alicea
Richard Alicea

@ifti99  We should count our blessings for having HARVEY and THOR because this guy is not a top of the rotation pitcher and that's what SA indicated he was.  The GIANTS got the better of the deal...but ZACK is till a salvageable 4-5 starter.

Jonathan Kava
Jonathan Kava

@Kyle Suta Don't ever cheer for someone to get hurt.  That's not class, that's not what NYC fans are about, and that's not what Mets fans are about

7up17left
7up17left

@Kyle Suta Are you the same guy that was criticizing all Mets fans for being so negative????

rodd
rodd

WOULDN'T GIVE A PENNY TO SEE 50 CENTS LOL

greekgod
greekgod

@barbarossa @greekgod What needs to be done is guys on SNY have to tell fans to shy away from the stadium and maybe that would do it.

mi
mi

@ken1010 spot on, almost imposible to build a team with 1 year contracts

1harris1
1harris1

I stopped reading at "Jeff Wilpon owes Montreal a favor for drafting him in 1983".

eric88
eric88

@NYMetsLander Picking up Byrd. His bench coach was Mgr. of the Mex winter team that had Byrd, and recommended him to Sandy.

ken1010
ken1010

We don't know yet if Thor is better than Wheeler.

matmil
matmil

I agree at least play Campbell in citi.

rodd
rodd

THAT FART GONNA STINK LIKE THE METS