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Final Score: Padres 6, Mets 5—Smoke out

The bullpen blows a decent start from Gsellman

MLB: San Diego Padres at New York Mets Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets dropped the second game of their three-game series with the Padres, 6-5 tonight in Queens. Robert Gsellman started for the Mets, and had his best start since mid-April, going six innings, giving up three runs, striking out three, and walking one.

Wilmer Flores hit a bases loaded double in the bottom of the third, clearing the bases. Later in the inning, Curtis Granderson continued his hot May by driving in Flores. Michael Conforto also continued his hot streak, collecting two hits and two walks, driving in the fifth run.

The Mets scored their five runs in the first four innings, but were held scoreless for the rest of the game. The Padres came roaring back, scoring two against Fernando Salas and one against Josh Smoker, which proved to be the deciding run of the game. Smoker, who was announced before the game to be Saturday’s starting pitcher, was just called up from Las Vegas earlier this week.

The Mets look to take the series in the finale tomorrow evening.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

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  3. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 121
  4. stickguy: 73
  5. LaRomaBella: 68
  6. BK_Machetero3191: 63
  7. NateW: 51
  8. Jets Mets Devils Nets 16: 49
  9. Gina: 47
  10. eldoot7: 38