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Padres lose third-straight, come up short in 3-2 loss to Mets

More pain.

MLB: San Diego Padres at New York Mets Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Blake Snell’s struggles continued on Friday evening as the first-year Padres (37-28) struck out four and allowed all three of the Mets’ (31-24) runs during the game’s first four innings. Jake Cronenworth did his best to help rally back with two-run homer in the top of the seventh but that’s all the offense could muster as San Diego fell in game one 3-2 at Citi Field.

As the entire league has come to expect on a nightly basis, Jacob deGrom went to work for six innings before leaving the game due to right flexor tendonitis. He finished with 10 K’s, one hit allowed, and zero walks.

The Mets scored all three of their runs in the bottom of the fifth off of a RBI-double from right fielder Billy McKinney and a two-run single from deGrom.

The Padres are now nine games over .500 with two more games against the Mets before they face an easier stretch of contests against the Rockies (25-39) and the Reds (30-31). Following that, they get to face the Dodgers (38-25) for the third time this year in a three-game home series.

Game two is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. this afternoon.