Mets 9, Padres 0: Johan Pops Padres

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 26: Vinny Rottino #33 of the New York Mets connects on a first inning home run against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on May 26, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Scott Hairston hit a three-run home run in the first, Vinny Rottino followed with a solo job, and Johan Santana mowed em down. Complete game shutout with seven strikeouts, no walks, and only four hits.

We knew it was over when...

Johan Santana came out for the second inning and saw the "heart" of the Padres order. And mowed em down.

We really knew it was over when...

Mike Nickeas hit a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning -- the first Mets grand slam of the year -- to finish the scoring.

What else?

Andres Torres got a hit and a walk, mostly batting from the right side, and generally looked a little better at the plate than he has recently. David Wright wronged the Mets with a hitless day, but still got a walk and is now hitting a paltry .390. The Mets bench performed admirably.

Game Thread Roll Call

Nice job by astromets; that effort in the game thread embiggens us all.

Num Name # of Posts
1 astromets 97
2 MetsFan4Decades 80
3 ackbar7 79
4 painiac 65
5 KeithsMoustache 63
6 sj10689 57
7 Joveoak 40
8 Spike Davis 37
9 graves9 36
10 Gina 19
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