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Final Score: Padres 5, Mets 3—Late comeback comes up short

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Jacob deGrom wasn't sharp, but Colin Rea was.

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The Padres defeated the Mets 5-3 last night in San Diego. The Mets were no-hit for the first six-and-two-thirds innings by Colin Rea, who out-dueled Jacob deGrom easily, with deGrom going five innings, striking out two and giving up a succession of hard hit balls.

The Mets hit some balls hard as well, specifically Curtis Granderson, who had a long fly ball robbed by John Jay in the third, and then Alexei Ramirez made a beautiful play on a one-hope line drive to the right of second base.

Logan Verrett came in to relieve deGrom in the sixth, and promptly gave up a solo home run to Derek Norris, and then a few hits and a terrible relay throw lead to yet another run. It was 5-0 at the end of the sixth.

The Padres, however, did not get their first no-hitter as a franchise thanks to Yoenis Cespedes, who hit a single in the top of the seventh. And in the ninth, Curtis Granderson hit a solo home run and Cespedes hit a two-run home run to make things exciting, but the Mets did not score against and lost by two.

GameThread Roll Call

Nice job by MetsFan4Decades; her effort in the GameThread embiggens us all.

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