NY Mets 6, San Diego 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, August 4, 2012 8:35 PM
Location - Petco Park
Temperature - 70°
Umpires - Home Plate - Angel Hernandez, First Base - Ed Hickox, Second Base - Chris Conroy, Third Base - Mark Carlson,
Attendance - 36826

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
NY Mets 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 9 1
San Diego 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Mets 53-55 26-26 27-29 W1
San Diego 45-64 23-30 22-34 L1

Recap


Mets 6, Padres 2:
Jordany Valdespin doubled in two runs and Jeremy Hefner pitched six solid innings as visiting New York beat San Diego.

Daniel Murphy reached base five times on four hits and a walk and Mike Baxter matched a franchise-record by drawing five walks as the Mets improved to 6-4 on an 11-game road trip.

Hefner (2-4) allowed one run and five hits and didn’t walk anyone to win for the first time since May 29.

New York took advantage of Edinson Volquez’s wildness with four walks during its second-inning uprising.

Josh Thole walked to force in the inning’s first run and Ruben Tejada drew a base on balls for the second run. Valdespin then finished Volquez’s night with his double.

The Padres got on the board in third on a single to right by Alexi Amarista, who had three of San Diego’s eight hits.

Thole’s infield out in the seventh gave the Mets a 5-1 lead and Ike Davis delivered a run-scoring single in the eighth.

Chase Headley hit his 14th homer in the ninth for San Diego. The Padres put two more runners on base before the Mets called upon Frank Francisco, who retired John Baker on a game-ending double play for his 19th save in 22 opportunities.

Volquez (7-8) gave up four runs and two hits in 1 2/3 innings, his shortest outing of the season. Volquez pitched at least five innings in each of his 22 previous starts.

San Diego pitchers combined for 10 walks.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The four-hit game was Murphy’s fifth of the season. … Padres OF Cameron Maybin is 3-for-29 since having a three-hit game against the Houston Astros on July 17. … Baxter tied the franchise record set by Vince Coleman, who walked five times in a 16-inning game against Pittsburgh in 1992. … Volquez leads the majors with 80 walks and had won four straight decisions before Saturday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Mets   San Diego
Jeremy Hefner Player Edinson Volquez
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 1.2
2 Strikeouts 3
5 Hits 2
1.50 ERA 21.60
Hitting
NY Mets   San Diego
Daniel Murphy Player Alexi Amarista
4 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
5 TB 3
1.000 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Mets 9 0 11 .257 29 9 6 10 0 1
San Diego 8 1 13 .250 11 3 2 1 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • San Diego will play their next game at home against NY Mets. The Padres have a W/L % of .422 after a win and .406 after a loss.
  • NY Mets will play their next game on the road against San Diego. The Mets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .482 after a loss.