The Mets salvaged the series finale in San Diego, knocking off the Padres by a score of 6-2 and managing a split. The Mets’ makeshift lineup once again found a way to push across enough runs to win. Dominic Smith and James McCann both hit homers, Billy McKinney and Pete Alonso both had big two-out RBI singles, and Marcus Stroman helped his own cause by doubling home a run in the seventh inning.
That was more than enough for Stroman on the mound, even though he wasn’t at his absolute best. He walked a season-high four batters and dealt with some traffic, but he was able to toss seven innings while only allowing one unearned run and striking out seven. The unearned run was partially attributed to an error Stroman made when he flipped a comebacker to Alonso and spiked the throw. The ball got by Alonso and the runner went to third when Alonso spiked a throw of his own.
The biggest moment of the game came in the fourth when the Padres had the bases loaded with one out and the Mets up 2-0. Stroman got Webster Rivas to hit a grounder to third that Brandon Drury made a phenomenal sliding stop on, he tagged third, and then threw to first from his knees to get the inning ending double play and get Stroman through the jam.
Trevor May allowed a run to score in the ninth, but was able to hold on and seal an impressive 6-2 victory over one of the best teams in baseball.
Full recap to follow.
GameThread Roll Call
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- kefmet: 140
- MetsFan4Decades: 107
- Knurk: 53
- BK_Machetero3191: 51
- JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 47
- LaRomaBella: 35
- doctor prancer: 20
- stickguy: 18
- cpins: 18
- AnneInFlushing: 17