San Diego 7, NY Mets 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 5, 2012 4:05 PM
Location - Petco Park
Temperature - 72°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ed Hickox, First Base - D.J. Reyburn, Second Base - Mark Carlson, Third Base - Angel Hernandez,
Attendance - 24635

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
NY Mets 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 5 1
San Diego 2 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 7 11 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Mets 53-56 26-26 27-30 L1
San Diego 46-64 24-30 22-34 W1

Recap

Padres 7, Mets 3: Chase Headley and Yonder Alonso each hit a two-run homer off New York rookie Matt Harvey as host San Diego jumped out early and held off the Mets.

Carlos Quentin added his 11th home run and Jason Marquis (5-6) pitched 6 1/3 strong innings for the Padres, who won for just the third time in their last nine games.

Harvey (1-2) set a franchise record with 18 strikeouts in his first two major-league starts but did not have his sharp stuff on Sunday. The 23-year old right-hander was battered for five runs and eight hits in five innings while walking out and striking out five.

Headley started the onslaught in the first inning, coming up with one out and a runner on second and staying back on a 1-1 changeup. Headley got just enough air under the ball to land it on top of scoreboard in right field for his 15th home run and a 2-0 lead.

Alonso capped a three-run rally in the third with his sixth homer. Harvey tried to sneak a 2-2 fastball past the slugger and Alonso blasted it to straightaway center and into the batter’s eye.

Ronny Cedeno hit a two-run homer off Marquis in the sixth and Jason Bay added a sacrifice fly in the seventh to cut the deficit to 5-3.

But Quentin, who doubled in a run in the third, planted a solo homer into the left field stands in the seventh and the Padres tacked on another insurance run on Mark Kotsay’s RBI double in the eighth to put it away.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Ruben Tejada recorded two hits for New York, extending his hitting streak to 11 games. He has seven multi-hit games in that span. … San Diego RHP Cory Burns, who made his major league debut in relief and struck out two 1 1/3 scoreless innings on Saturday, was optioned back to the minors on Sunday.  RHP Miles Mikolas was called up to take his place. … The Mets open a six-game homestand against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday while the Padres stay home to face the Chicago Cubs on Monday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Mets   San Diego
Matt Harvey Player Jason Marquis
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 6.1
5 Strikeouts 5
8 Hits 4
9.00 ERA 4.26
Hitting
NY Mets   San Diego
Ruben Tejada Player Yonder Alonso
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
3 TB 6
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Mets 5 1 10 .167 5 8 3 1 0 1
San Diego 11 3 27 .314 15 5 7 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • San Diego will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Padres have a W/L % of .422 after a win and .415 after a loss.
  • NY Mets will play their next game at home against Miami. The Mets have a W/L % of .491 after a win and .482 after a loss.