Aug 4, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Edinson Volquez (37) pitches during the first inning against the New York Mets at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Wild Volquez Leads To Long Night In Loss To Mets

Edinson Volquez has turned in some brilliant outings in his short time with the Padres, but has also been maddeningly wild in others. Put Saturday nights start in the latter category.

Volquez lasted just 1.2 innings for the Padres, allowing four runs, and the Padres lost to the Mets 6-2. Volquez looked solid in the first, but  the wheels came off in the second. Volquez walked four batters in the second, and also walked in a pair of runs. He was removed, in favor of Brad Boxberger.

The Padres got a run in the third inning, when Alexi Amarista singled in a run. The Padres offense attack could not muster much else.

Former Padres farmhand Jeremy Hefner got the win for the Mets, allowing just one run in six innings. Hefner was the Padres fifth round pick in 2007, out of Oral Roberts University.

Mike Baxter, who played in a handful of games for 2010 Padres, walked five times for the Mets, tying a club record.

Chase Headley led off the ninth inning with his 14th home run. Padres catcher John Baker ended the game by grounding into a double play.

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Tags: Alexi Amarista Brad Boxberger Chase Headley Edinson Volquez Jeremy Hefner Mike Baxter

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