NEW YORK (AP) First with his bat and then with his brain, Devin Mesoraco gave the New York Mets a big Tuesday night lift.
The veteran Catcher struck an early three-run double and made a heads-up play on the defense that sent Zack Wheeler and the Mets to a 6-3 victory over the San Diego Padres.
Michael Conforto launched a two-run homer, his last tear on the plate reaching out, and Wheeler (4-6) struck seven crisp innings to win his second consecutive start. Previously, the right-hander in San Diego had fought 13 runs without a win until April 29 – the longest run without a win for a Mets starter in 20 years.
Manuel Margot was first called on Wil Myers' two-run single by Wheeler in the third. Although this seemed to be the final of the innings, Mesoraco immediately threw on third base just to mark Carlos Asuaje as he gave in and thought the inning was over.
"We all told in spring training" In these cases, you have to play every ball now, "said Mets Manager Mickey Callaway.
When the referees overturned the call on the plate and Margot overturned after more than 3 They also called Asuaje in third place, keeping a 3-2 lead for the Mets, and Wheeler cruised from there.
"It was just a reaction," Mesoraco said usually not 1
"You never know, I guess, you can not accept anything," he added. "It was good to be able to get out, and you know they were in the middle of their order, that might have spared us a few runs."
Padres manager Andy Green said he had tried to protest the game. But that was not accepted because of the verdict was hit in the replay headquarters in Manhattan.
"I think they misapplied this rule," Green said.
Leadoff striker Amed Rosario tripled, scoring two goals for Mets, who only won for the eighth time in their last 30 home games. Wilmer Flores also scored two runs in a matchup between the bottom two teams in the National League.
Padres left-hander Eric Lauer (5-7) fought his way through the early innings once again. He threw 35 courses in the first and gave up Mesoraco's Bases-Loaded Double with two outs before he took over Conforto's 13th Homer after a leadoff walk in the third.
Asdrubal Cabrera won Rosario after tripling with two outs in the Fourth
Wheeler pulled his last 12 batters back to Myers' two-part single.
"I felt in a groove at the end," he said.
A potential trade candidate with a week left to go On July 31, Wheeler realized it could be his last start at Citi Field for the Mets. He allowed two runs and four hits with three strikeouts and a walk.
"Yes, it came to my mind, I will not lie," said Wheeler, "but at the same time you can not really do anything about it. You go out and take and try to win.
"Obviously they would not want me if I did not kill well," he added. "It's a lot of hard work but it's starting to pay off and hopefully I can go on."
Myers added an RBI double by Seth Lugo in ninth.
San Diego dropped to 5 -14 in July after losing for the eighth time in 10 games
Wheeler won for the first time since August 2014 in a row, before going two seasons after Operation by Tommy John missed
Padres: RHP Jordan Lyles (right elbow) made a rehab start for Triple-A El Paso and could pitch for San Diego on Sunday at home to Arizona. … INF Fernando Tatis Jr., one of the top rated prospects in baseball, had surgery for a broken left thumb with ligament damage. He is expected to be out for at least six to eight weeks and possibly finish his season with Double-A San Antonio.
Mets: LF Yoenis Cespedes is back on the 10-day list. The team said it would wait for a second opinion before deciding whether the often injured butcher needed an operation on both feet that could require eight to ten months' recovery. … LHP Jason Vargas (strained right calf) will disappear on Friday night in Pittsburgh from the list of disabled people. … Mesoraco was hit in the fourth by a foul ball under the chin. After being checked, he stayed in the game.
Mets rookie RHP Corey Oswalt (0-2, 5.64 ERA), who comes from San Diego, makes his fifth Major League start when he faces his hometown Padres in the series finale Wednesday afternoon. In search of his first win, Oswalt has scored a total of three goals in eleven innings in his last two games. Veteran LHP Clayton Richard (7-9, 4.82) for the Padres.
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