The Padres offense looked a lot like the unit we’ve come to expect on Sunday afternoon as they went yard on three separate occasions, including the third-career grand slam for Fernando Tatis Jr. Chris Paddack also struck out a season-high nine batters en route to topping the Mets 7-3 in the series finale at Citi Field.
Paddack worked six innings and allowed six hits and two runs on top of his nine K’s. He also earned his third win of the season. Mark Melancon finished the game’s final inning with a pair of strikeouts.
The other two Friars to hit home runs on the afternoon were Tommy Pham in the first and Manny Machado in the seventh. Pham got the game’s scoring started while Machado’s deep shot punctuated the Friars’ offensive output.
Former Padres pitcher Joey Lucchesi started on the mound for New York and struck out six in five innings with one walk and one run allowed.
Second baseman Jose Peraza led the Mets offensively with a two-run homer in the fifth which gave the Mets their only lead of the game.
The Padres will begin a three-game road series against the Rockies in Colorado later today at 5:40 p.m.