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.
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.