With a versatile display of offensive, defensive and pitching, the Mets moved closer to the inevitable playoff spot by slamming the Padres 6-3 at Citi Field on Tuesday.
Okay, maybe we've been talking wrong about the whole playoff clinching thing. But it comes to a misdeed.
However, the Mets have won with a nice mix of hitting, defending and pitching. The offensive included a three-run double by Devin Mesoraco and a two-run homer by Michael Conforto. In the field on the right, José Bautista made a good run early and turned it into a doubles match. And Zack Wheeler, the subject of so much trading speculation, won his second straight start by delivering two runs and four hits over seven innings.
Now the Mets, who entered with the worst home win percentage in the National League ̵
Thus, the night contained something of a rare event in Queens – the Mets won at home, only for the eighth time in their last 30 starts at Citi Field, which they do
But of course, the familiar for the Mets remained in the medical crisis. Yoenis Cespedes, who was dismissed on Friday after his quad injury from the list of disabled people, went back to the DL. This time, Cespedes was set aside for the calcification problem in his heels, which triggered a firestorm last week.
The Mets also promoted the Infielder Phil Evans and Jeff McNeil, while Ty Kelly was intended for use. McNeil, in his Major League debut, pinch hit for Evans and settled on the first pitch he saw in the eighth.
"Routine" and "Mets" rarely collide on the same day. Or week. Or at all.
But she wastes little time beating Padres starter Eric Lauer (5-7). A walk to Amed Rosario and singles by Wilmer Flores and Conforto invited the bases to the first one. Then Mesoraco led a brace 3-0 in the left corner.
Bautista made it 3: 0 for a 3-0 lead success when Freddy Galvis made a mistake in the third inning. Eric Hosmer, who could win, ran in a 3-2 field and was the first to be doubled slightly. However, the inning saw the Padres break through.
Loaded with the bases and two outside, Wil Myers lonely left. A run scored easily, but Conforto fired home and Manuel Margot was called. Catcher Mesoraco threw in third place and Carlos Asuaje, who had quite given up the run, was eliminated. What seemed like an unnecessary move became important, the game went on the plate was checked and overturned. Margot was safe and so Asuaje became the third out of the inning and it was 3-2, Mets.
Conforto made it to the right, his 13th homer, with a 2: 2 and a Monster Two-Run blast. Rosario tripled with two in the fourth, scoring on Cabrera Single for a 6-2 lead. Myers doubled in a ninth inning run for the Padres against Seth Lugo.
Wheeler (4-6) worked at least seven innings for a second start in a row and fourth in six exits. He went one, hit three.