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The Mets defeat the Padres once again on a comeback

By Gary W. Marchese Jr.

Flushing, NY (Aug 10) – The New York Mets defeated the San Diego Padres by the score of 5-4 on Tuesday night. Chris Capuano made the start, the bullpen did a good job and the offense spread around the hits. Lucas Duda was the only player with more than one hit. The Mets did not walk-off in this game but they scored three runs in the eighth to win the game.

Capuano pitched six innings giving up nine hits and four runs with a walk and three strikeouts. Manny Acosta pitched one inning giving up two hits, D.J. Carrasco earned a win giving up a hit, he struck out one, and Jason Isringhausen picked up his sixth save pitching a perfect inning with a strikeout.

Angel Pagan had a hit and an RBI, Justin Turner had a hit and David Wright had a hit and a walk. Duda had two hits, Jason Bay had a hit and a walk and Scott Hairston had a hit and an RBI. Nick Evans had an RBI; Ronny Paulino had a hit, RBI and a walk. Ruben Tejada had an RBI and a walk and Capuano had a hit. Hairston had a double and Pagan a homerun. The Mets were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and they left seven men on base. Wright was caught stealing and picked off.

In the fourth inning, the Padres took the lead. Orlando Hudson had an RBI double and Aaron Cunningham had an RBI single. The Padres had a 2-0 lead and in the bottom of the inning the Mets came back and tied the game. Hairston had an RBI double and Paulino had a sacrifice fly. In the fifth inning, Jason Bartlett had an RBI double and Jesus Guzman had an RBI double. The Padres had a 4-2 lead and the Mets came back in the eighth inning with three runs to take a 5-4 lead which they would hold onto. Pagan hit a solo homerun, Evans hit a sacrifice fly and Tejada walked driving in another run. It was the second game in a row that the Mets came back late to win the game.

The Mets have won the first two of the four game set with the Padres. The Mets moved back over 500 with the win. The Mets record is 58-57; they have done a great job to get to that point with all the injuries and trades they made. The Mets have overachieved this season and it is a good start on getting them back to where they want to be. The biggest problem the Mets have had is winning games at Citi Field, maybe the last two wins that will start to change and they will have a home field advantage back. Isringhausen needs one more save for 300 in his career.

gmarchesej Posted by on August 10, 2011. Filed under Mets,MLB News,News and Sports with Gary W. Marchese Jr.,Sports,US Sports. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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