The Padres lost the series finale 4-0 against the Mets Thursday afternoon. The offense was absolutely terrible, while the bullpen once again showed well. It was an encouraging part of an otherwise ominous day.
Wilson Ramos got the scoring started with a sac fly in the first. Todd Frazier’s 2 out double made it 3-0. Michael Conforto added an RBI single to give the Mets a 4-0 lead.
It turns out that’s the only scoring that would happen all day.
Eric Lauer lasted just 2 1⁄3 giving up 4 ER and 3 walks. He was yanked in favor of Luis Perdomo who got Lauer out of a jam in the 3rd. The Padres bullpen would throw 5 2⁄3 scoreless innings. Perdomo was the old guy of the bunch... at 26 years old. Michel Baez, Adrian Morejón and Logan Allen (all rookies) all contributed to the solid relief.
Jacob Degrom was simply outstanding for the Mets. He threw 7 shutout innings while striking out 9 in an uneventful day.
Mets pitching stuck out 13 Padres. Unfortunately, this has been the theme as the team is 2nd in the NL in team strikeouts.
The team heads home with question marks surrounding them. Do they buy, sell or stand still? Many pundits see the team dealing for a starting pitcher in the next week. It’s rumored that Franmil Reyes is also on the trading block.
The team faces the San Francisco Giants at Petco tomorrow night. Suddenly, they’re over .500 and competitive. The Padres started the year playing well against Bochy’s boys, but have been swept in consecutive series vs. them.
The Padres are likely to make a move or 2 in the upcoming week, but there’s no question that the team needs a big time gut check.