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Final Score: Padres 8, Mets 6—A little fight in these Mets

An attempted comeback fell short.

MLB: San Diego Padres at New York Mets Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The Padres held on to defeat the Mets by a final score of 8-6, but the Mets did attempt to overcome a huge deficit one game after Terry Collins went on a tirade. Maybe Collins’s emotion jumpstarted the offense, but unfortunately for them Collins also stuck with Logan Verrett in the rotation.

Verrett got shelled right away when he gave up a grand slam to Ryan Schimpf and a solo home run to Jabari Blash in the first inning. Travis d’Arnaud had a good day at the plate, and it started in the second when he cut into the 5-0 lead with a two-run home run.

Sometimes Schimpf happens and he got Verrett again in the third with another home run to extend the lead to 7-2. Christian Bethancourt later that inning hit a solo shot to make it 8-2 and Verrett’s night was over.

The Mets’ offense started to chip away at the lead when Jay Bruce brought home Curtis Granderson with a single in the fifth. Then in the sixth Matt Reynolds, Ty Kelly, and Wilmer Flores all drove in runs to cut the lead to 8-6 but that would be it for their attempted comeback.

Once Verrett was out of the game, the combination of Seth Lugo, Erik Goeddel, and Hansel Robles did a fantastic job, as they retired 19 batters in a row.

The Mets are now below .500, but the bullpen was stellar and the offense showed signs of life that had been missing for quite some time.

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