Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Padres Embarrass Mets, Lose 6-1

The New York Mets(59-63) lost for their 6th time in 7 games after being embarrassed tonight by the San Diego Padres by a final score of 6-1.

Despite having a quality outing, Jonathan Niese was unable to secure the victory due to a poor defensive effort from the club and a lackluster effort from the offensive front.

Boiling Points:
  • Jonathan Niese(11-10, 4.05 ERA) dropped another decision despite pitching 6 innings and allowing only 3 runs. Niese surrendered 10 hits and struck out only 3 but was victim of poor defense from Scott Hairston and Angel Pagan.
  • Mike Pelfrey came out in relief and failed to do his job, surrendering a run in 1/3 of an inning. Pelfrey is now sporting a fancy 4.58 ERA, not bad for the "Ace".
  • Pedro Beato was bombed, allowing 2 runs and 3 hits in an inning of work. Beato was doomed after allowing a solo home run from Cameron Maybin. Tim Byrdak and DJ Carrasco both pitched 1/3 of an inning to conclude the rout.
  • Ruben Tejada drove in the Mets only run with a RBI double and went 2-2 on the night with a walk.
  • Jason Bay continues to struggle, going 0-4 and is now 0 for his last 16.
The New York Mets will look to take the rubber match from the San Diego Padres tomorrow evening at 6:35 PM ET.