The Padres are one of the worst teams in baseball, yet they easily took care of the Mets Thursday night at a soggy Citi Field.
The Mets took the early lead in the second — with Vinny Rottino on second and Andres Torres on first, the Mets attempted a double steal. Padres catcher Nick Hundley threw to third, and threw wildly. Rottino scored on the error to make it 1-0.
Jeremy Hefner looked good in the first two innings in his first major league start. And then the rains came. After an hour Hefner took the mound and he clearly wasn’t the same. He promptly allowed four doubles and a single in the third as the Padres plated four runs.
Hefner was no better in the fourth, allowing two more runs to make it 6-1. He was pulled after just 3.2 innings after allowing the six runs on nine hits.
It is way too early to pass judgment on Hefner. He looked so good in his two relief appearances and in the two innings before the delay. He deserves a chance to start a game that is not interrupted by rain.
In the sixth with a man on David Wright hit a home run to dead center field to cut the deficit to 6-3. It was the fifth homer of the year for Wright to go along with 28 RBIs. He had three hits on the night and is now batting .405.
The reliable Manny Acosta allowed three runs in two innings, negating any chance of a comeback. Remind me again why he is still on this team. Robert Carson allowed two runs in two innings.
Ike Davis had a pinch-hit two-run single in the eighth. Any sign of life from Davis is encouraging.
Mets lose 11-5.