Since Jacob deGrom was not on the mound, the Mets’ offense put together a competent showing and defeated the Padres 6-3.
The offense got on the board early when they loaded the bases with two out in the first. Devin Mesoraco cleared the bases with a double and gave Zack Wheeler a 3-0 lead.
Wheeler made the lead stand up despite a shaky inning in the third. It was the Padres’ turn to load the bases with two outs, and a single by Wil Myers led to some confusion. Manuel Margot was originally ruled out at the plate for the third out, but Mesoraco still threw to third to get Carlos Asuaje as well. After replay confirmed Margot was safe for the second run, Asuaje was ruled out even though he never would have run had Margot been called safe to begin with.
That was really the only speed bump for Wheeler who had another solid outing. He pitched seven innings and got stronger as the night went on. He allowed just the two runs and struck out three.
Michael Conforto has been red hot since the All-Star break and got the two runs back with a two-run home run in the bottom of the third. Asdrubal Cabrera extended the lead with a RBI single the following inning to cap the Mets scoring.
There was a bit of excitement when Jeff McNeil finally made his major league debut and singled in the eighth.
Seth Lugo relieved Wheeler and allowed the Padres to get a run closer in the ninth but he shut the door to give the Mets the victory.
Full recap to follow.
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