Mets lose 7-3 despite Lucas Duda’s three home runs

By Ryan Punzalan

In a night filled with trade rumors and speculation, the New York Mets (52-49) fell to the San Diego Padres, 7-3.

Game Recap:

The Padres came out swinging against Bartolo Colon, with the first three batters reaching on base hits. They jumped out to a quick 1-0 with no men out and threatened for more with runners on first and third.

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After a sacrifice fly from Justin Upton, which gave the Padres a 2-0 lead, Colon got the following two batters out via a fly ball and strike out to limit the damage in the first inning.

The second inning wasn’t friendly to Colon either, as he allowed two more runs to score, which gave the Padres a 4-0 lead.

Lucas Duda decided to slowly take that lead apart, by launching his 16th home run this season, shrinking the lead to 4-1.

Unfortunately for the Mets, the Padres got two more runs off Colon thanks to home runs off the bat of Upton and Yonder Alonso. The lead ballooned to 6-1.

After allowing those two runs, Colon was sent to the showers. Alex Torres came in relief and successfully escaped the inning without further damage.

Later in the game, the Padres tacked on another run in the top of the 6th when Upton singled in Yangervis Solarte, giving them a comfortable 7-1 lead.

In the bottom half of the frame, Duda came up to the plate and launched a laser beam of a home run, closing the gap to 7-2.

With the score 7-2, in favor of the Padres, Lucas Duda came up to bat and, you guessed it, hit another home run. Unfortunately, the Mets weren’t able to muster any other runs and fell to the Padres, 7-3.


  • Welcome back Lucas Duda! The Dude abides as he connects on his sixth home run in five games. He is now batting .243 and has 18 home runs on the season.
  • Bad Bartolo. He only lasted 2 and 1/3 innings, allowing six earned runs, ten hits, and two home runs. His ERA for the season? 4.96.
  • Wilmer Flores was the only Mets not named Lucas Duda to record a base hit in tonight’s ball game.


Mets fans, like myself, that weren’t at Citi Field tonight were glued to any device that was connected to the Internet. With rumors swirling about that the Mets were close to a “big” trade early in the game, it was hard for fans not at the game to pay attention.

But, those that ended up watching the game saw two things: An awful performance from Bartolo Colon and an awesome performance from Lucas Duda.

The wind was knocked out of the Mets early in the game and they never quite were able to rack up hits against Tyson Ross and the rest of the Padres’ pitching.

Hopefully, they’ll brush off tonight’s performance just in time for the early game tomorrow afternoon.

Up Next: 

Jon Niese will take the mound, opposed by Andrew Cashner, in tomorrow’s early matinee game (12:10 p.m.) which is the finale of the three-game series with the San Diego Padres.