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Final Score: Padres 4, Mets 3—Less than stellar

The Mets left a bunch of runners on base and lost a series to the worst team in baseball.

MLB: San Diego Padres at New York Mets Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets lost the rubber game against the Padres on Thursday night by a score of 4-3. Rafael Montero got the spot start with Jacob deGrom moved back a day, and it predictably did not go well. Montero pitched only three innings, giving up three runs on three walks and five hits with four strikeouts. He threw 87 pitches in just the three innings.

The Mets bullpen was able to hold the Padres scoreless from then until the ninth inning, when Addison Reed gave up another run. On offense, Lucas Duda hit a home run to get the Mets on the board early, but missed opportunities plagued the Mets from there. They managed another run in the eighth inning, and they tried once again to muster a comeback against Brad Hand in the ninth inning, pushing across one run, but Jay Bruce popped out as the winning run at the plate to end the game.

Full recap to follow

GameThread Roll Call

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  2. Reflect: 110
  3. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 107
  4. NateW: 82
  5. BK_Machetero3191: 74
  6. MookieTheCat: 48
  7. Gina: 47
  8. stickguy: 43
  9. Der Walross: 42
  10. Jets Mets Devils Nets 16: 41