Padres starting pitcher Blake Snell entered the seventh inning with just a one-run lead and without having allowed a hit. A Francisco Lindor single plus a Tommy Pham two-base error threatened to erase all of that, but three straight outs stranded Lindor on third base, with Snell snuffing the Mets’ best scoring chance of the night.
Mets starter Joey Lucchesi pitched well through 4 2/3rds innings, his one blemish giving up a monstrous first-inning solo home run to Manny Machado, but with the Mets bats as punchless as they were, it was all the Padres needed to win their second game in a row this series.
Featuring a starting lineup with unexpected contributors Mason Williams, Brandon Drury, José Peraza, and Billy McKinney (while resting everyday contributors Jonathan Villar and Dom Smith), the Mets managed only one hit over seven innings against Snell, who had been struggling in 2021 up until this start. Lindor provided the only semblance of offense for the Mets, sending a 390-foot out to deep center field in the first inning and registering two of the team’s three hits of the night with singles in the seventh and ninth innings.
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