The Padres offense picked up a whopping 6 runs tonight (maybe Huston Street was dragging them down?), but they only needed one. That was all thanks to Tyson Ross, who threw 7 shutout innings, giving up just 4 singles and 3 walks. Mets starter Dillon Gee fooled more hitters, striking out 8. He didn't fool them enough, though, as the hot-swinging friars chased him after 5 innings. He gave up 4 runs, including a pair of homers.
Yasmani Grandal got the party started in the second with a 440 foot bomb to the beach. Rene Rivera, Alexi Amarista, and Chase Headley added on a pair of runs the very next inning, thanks to their three singles and a throwing error by left fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis. The runs kept coming in the fourth, with Will Venable hitting a laser to the Jack Deck. Seth Smith did the same in the sixth. And just for good measure, our boys added one more in the eighth. Headley led off the inning with a double to left. Smith got him to third with a sacrifice fly, and a passed ball by Travis d'Arnaud got him the rest of the way home.
Odrisamer Despaigne will try to start the second half of the season with as series win as he takes the mound at 1:10 PM tomorrow.
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