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Final Score: Mets 5, Padres 4—Travis just d'Arnauds how to win

The Mets opened the second "half" of the season with a win in San Diego on Friday night.

Denis Poroy

The Mets picked up right where they left off before the All-Star break with a win in San Diego on Friday night. Early on, it looked like it would be a cakewalk, as the team scored three runs in the first inning against Ian Kennedy, the first on Travis d'Arnaud single and the second and third on a bases-loaded Juan Lagares single. And they tacked on a fourth run on a Kirk Nieuwenhuis ground out in the third.

Bartolo Colon cruised through the first four innings of his start, but he had a nightmare of an inning in the fifth and allowed the Padres to score four times to tie the game. From there, it was a battle of the bullpens—a battle the Mets are capable of winning these days. Dana Eveland did a great Carlos Torres impression with two scoreless innings, and Jeurys Familia threw one, too, before d'Arnaud drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning with a single to right field. Jenrry Mejia came on for the ninth and allowed only a two-out infield single as he closed out the victory.

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