Sunday, October 9, 2022

Mets Beat the Padres 7-3 to Tie the Wild Card Series


I paid big bucks for tickets to last night's game.  We sat in section 507 on the upper deck between home plate and first base.  It was less expensive to get tickets through Stub Hub than through the Mets ticket office.

Jacob deGrom started the game and allowed two runs and five hits in six innings.  The game featured home runs by Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso.  Trent Grisham hit a home run for the Padres.  The Mets took a commanding lead in the seventh inning featuring a double by NL batting champion Jeff McNeil that drove in two runs.

Manager Buck Showalter made an unusual move by bringing in closer Edwin Diaz in the seventh inning.  At that point, the Mets had a one-run lead.  The situation became a little scary in the ninth inning as Adam Ottovino loaded the bases as the Padres scored a run to make the score 7-3.  Seth Lugo got the last out facing the potential tying run and got the save.

The game lasted four hours and thirteen minutes.  There were a total of 15 walks and numerous deep counts, foul balls, and throws to try to pick off runners.  I am looking forward to the pitch clock next season.  Games are just too long.

Game Recap

Box Score

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