In the second game of the 2nd half of the season, the Mets didn’t have any offensive magic and fell to the Padres 6-0.
Dillon Gee’s second start back from the disabled list looked like it had some promise as he pitched a scoreless first inning. After that, he hit a bit of trouble.
The Padres would begin their offensive explosion with a Yasmani Grandal solo home run. In the 3rd inning, Chase Headley would add on two more runs with a run scoring single. The scoring wouldn’t end there as Will Venable and Seth Smith would hit solo home-runs in the 4th and 6th innings respectively.
A passed ball in the 8th allowed the Padres to add on a 6th run, which put the game out of reach.
Well the Mets aren’t going to be able to have offense every game, but it just feels like a really bad time to lay a goose egg. Going out tomorrow and winning the series can do a lot to make this result go away.
Dillon Gee started well, but hit trouble in the 2nd and couldn’t recover from there. His breaking stuff was good tonight, but he was only able to go five innings allowing five hits, four earned runs with zero walks and eight strikeouts on 80 pitches.
Tyson Ross looked solid over seven innings tonight and really gave the Padres the pitching they needed to come away with a victory tonight.
The Mets are 13-23 at Petco Park since it opened in 2004. This is the best record the Padres have against an opponent in their home park.
This shouldn’t be a game to damper the spirits. This team still has the chance to do something special. Coming out firing tomorrow would be a nice way to rebound from a tough night tonight.
Tomorrow, the Mets go for the series victory against the Padres with Zack Wheeler going against Odrisamer Despaigne for the Padres.