In the moist, recently rain dampened air, with the moved in fences of Citi Field, the Padres managed 18 hits and 11 runs against the New York Mets last night, proving once and for all that the fences at Petco Park should be brought closer to home plate.
Eric Stults held his own, but when you're going to get that kind of run support, then there's not a whole lot that you have to do to keep things in the win column. Which just goes to show that pitching and defense is nice, and while it's a clever sort of thing for coaches to say otherwise, it's offense that wins games. Pitching and defense? That just keeps things close for your offense.
On the hitting side, Will Venable continues to make the case for me that he will be hitting the Padres first cycle sometime in the near future. The Doubles Machine, Yonder Alonso, continues to hit doubles. And Nick Hundley gets himself a nice little bomb. Cameron Maybin went 3 for 5 with a double and a stolen base.
All in all, it was very nice, especially considering that jbox and I both basically called out the team for underperforming in the previews we did for other Mets blogs.
Now to win the rest of the weekend.
ONWARD AND UPWARD!
|Final - 5.24.2012||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|San Diego Padres||0||0||4||2||0||0||3||1||1||11||18||1|
|New York Mets||0||1||0||0||0||2||0||2||0||5||9||0|
|WP: Eric Stults (1 - 0)
LP: Jeremy Hefner (0 - 2)
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