Mets: 3 San Diego Padres: 7
Mets Drop Last Game of West Coast Trip
The Mets had a disappointing end to what was an overall positive west coast trip, ending with a loss to the San Diego Padres 7-3 Sunday afternoon. Even with the loss to the end the trip, the Mets will head home with a 6-5 record out west against the Arizona Diamondbacks, San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres.
Matt Harvey had a strong start to the road trip winning in
for his first career win, but did not have as positive outcome this time
has a promising career ahead of him, but will undoubtedly have his rough
patches like this afternoon.
The only noise made by the Mets offense this afternoon was from Ronny Cedeno, who hit a pinch hit two- run homerun off Jason Marquis in the 6th inning after coming on for
Harvey. Marquis had a strong game for the Padres,
retiring 14 batters after allowing a leadoff single to start the game.
Next up for the Mets, after a day off on Monday, is a three game series with Jose Reyes and the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Reyes will bring a major league season high 24 game hitting streak with him. Jon Niese (8-5, 3.72 ERA) will take the mound for the Mets in opener and be opposed by Marlins starter Wade LeBlanc (1-1, 1.35 ERA). By game time Tuesday, the Mets should also have better assessments on the extent of the injuries to Tim Byrdak and Kirk Nieuwenhuis.