The San Diego Padres started the game with Fernando Tatis Jr. in the lineup after a game of rest. Tatis came back with a blistering performance hitting a homer for two runs. The Mets’ Mason Williams could have caught it, but the ball slipped from his glove over the fence.
San Diego Padres Are Fighting Back
Apart from Tatis, Yu Darvish also put in a stunning pitching performance for the San Diego Padres. He got two hits in as well with his turn at-bat. Mark Melancon, the relief pitcher almost got in a jam in the 9th. However, Kevin Pillar’s ground hit was too sharp and resulted in a double play for the San Diego Padres to finish the game.
Tatis got another run by dashing aggressively into the home base when a pitch went wild. The result brought an end to a four-game losing streak for the San Diego Padres. Currently, they are playing a seven-game series at their home against two teams in the first place.
Luis Rojas, the Mets manager, heaped his praise on Tatis’ talent as well. He pointed out his arm, power, and speed. He called him one of the special players who can beat you in multiple ways.
For the Mets, James McCann sent one out of the park for two runs. Billy McKinney also managed a triple RBI when the wall bounced off the boundary in the 8th. The effort almost tied the score.
Darvish conceded 2 runs and 4 hits in five and one-third innings. But he got 5 Ks. He said later that for the night his cutter was satisfactory. He felt his last 2 innings were the best ones. Taijuan Walker, the Mets starter, pitched for 5 innings. He conceded 4 runs (1 of which was from a wild pitch) and 7 hits.