San Diego, CA- The San Diego Padres were unable to take advantage of the Mets losing starter Daisuke Matsuzaka after the first inning due to injury, as the Mets bullpen shutdown the San Diego Padres offense for the 3-1 series victory.
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The Mets bullpen held the San Diego Padres to only one run on five hits with five strikeouts in 8 innings of work. Carlos Torres carried the load for the Mets bullpen allowing only one run on three hits and four strikeouts in four innings of work.
The Mets scored the games first run in the bottom of the first inning as Curtis Granderson leadoff the inning with a solo home run to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. Daniel Murphy would later that inning score on an RBI double by Bobby Abreu to extend the Mets lead to 2-0.
The Mets would respond right back in the bottom of the second inning as Anthony Recker would score on a sacrifice fly by Daniel Murphy to extend the Mets lead to 3-1.
Jenrry Mejia would retire the San Diego Padres in order to end the game for his seventh save of the season as the Mets defeat the San Diego Padres 3-1.
The Padres wasted another solid start by Ian Kennedy as he fell to (5-8) on the season, after allowing just three runs on seven hits and seven strikeouts in 5.1 innings of work.
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The San Diego Padres now head to Seattle to begin a four game series against Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners for the Vedder Cup. The Padres will play two games in Seattle and then return home to host the Mariners for the final two games of the series.