San Diego Padres fall to the Mets for their 5th straight loss


San Diego, CA- The San Diego Padres continued their downward spiral Friday night as they fell to the New York Mets 6-2 for their season-high fifth straight loss. The San Diego Padres are now a season high 11 games under .500.

It’s almost as if the Padres are trying to find new embarrassing ways to lose as 41 year old Bartolo Colon and 40 year old  Bobby Abreu lead the New York Mets to victory over the San Diego Padres.

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The San Diego Padres surprisingly scored the games first runs in the top of the second on a two-run homer by Rene Rivera off Bartolo Colon to give the San Diego Padres a 2-0 lead. Thats all the San Diego Padres offense would produce on the night as Colon would retire 18 straight batters following the homerun in 7.1 innings of work.

Taylor Teagarden would tie the game for the Mets in the bottom of the second, as Bobby Abreu who doubled to begin the inning would score on a RBI single by Teagarden to cut the San Diego Padres lead to 2-1.

Lucas Duda would tie the game for the Mets in the bottom of the fourth on an RBI double to score Abreu and tie the game at 2-2. Matt den Dekker would then give the Mets the lead on an RBI single to score Duda to give the Mets a 3-2 lead. Bobby Abreu would extend the Mets lead in the fifth on an RBI single off Andrew Cashner to extended the Mets lead to 4-2. Abreu would finish the night going 4-for-4 with two RBI’s and two runs scored.

David Wright would bring home another run on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh to extend the Mets lead to 5-2.

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