Padres Recap: Tensions Flare as Mets Stomp Padres


The Mets got off to a fast start Monday night off Andrew Cashner.  Ruben Tejada smacked a ground rule double to center field, and Daniel Murphy quickly turned a single to left field for the RBI.  Cashner was able to force a ground out to end the inning but a high throw by Will Middlebrooks extended the inning and made the score 2-0.

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Cashner ended up getting knocked around in the 5th inning.  Hot hitting second baseman Daniel Murphy crushed a two run homer to right field to put the Mets up 4-0.  After stringing together some more hits, they came out of the inning leading 6-0.

The only thing more impressive than Jacob deGrom’s hair Monday night was his pitching.  The fireballer had a no hitter going into the 6th inning, and pitched through the 8th inning giving up only 2 hits and striking out 8.

Cashner got lit up on the scoreboard tonight off a couple of mistakes, but did have his electric stuff tonight.  He struck out 12 batters in just 4.2 innings.

Still the Padres are struggling to find any shred of consistency.  The runs come in bunches or not at all.  The lineup is extremely strikeout prone.  The pitching that was so good last year cannot keep opposing teams off the scoreboard.

Matt Kemp and Bud Black personified the Padre frustration by getting ejected over a poor strike call in the 8th inning.

I think the clock is ticking on Bud Black and would not be surprised if he was permanently tossed from the dugout by the All Star break.

With more stellar Mets pitching on the horizon, lets hope Black can find a way to fire up the squad to score some runs in the remainder of the series.

The Padres will look to rebound Tuesday night when Noah Syndergaard (2-2- 1.82 ERA) faces Ian Kennedy (2-5 7.15 ERA).

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