It was a solid performance, but Edinson Volquez took the loss. (Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE)

Padres Can’t Figure Out Knuckleball and Lose to the Mets


If you though it couldn’t get any worse offensively after the previous two games, you were wrong. Back-to-back

games of just four hits was not enough futility apparently. The Padres went out and did one better – a three hit performance. R.A. Dickey dominated San Diego as the Mets won 2-0.

Edinson Volquez pitched a solid game, but it would have taken a shut-out performance just to earn a no-decision. Volquez pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowed five hits, three walks, and just the two runs. The Padres offense completely let him down.

Dickey pitched seven strong innings, allowed just three hits, and struck out 10 confused Padres batters. His knuckleball was working wonders for him against the hapless Pads.

Yonder Alonso, Jesus Guzman, and Nick Hundley were the only three to collect hits for San Diego. Guzman’s was the only extra-base hit – a double, and he was erased trying to steal third.

Only the Twins and the Cubs, who the Padres play next, have worse records than San Diego’s 17-32. Jeff Suppan will take on Travis Wood at Wrigley Field today at 11:20 PT.

Tags: Edinson Volquez Jesus Guzman New York Mets R.A. Dickey San Diego Padres Yonder Alonso