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Story by Liz Alper

Photo via @Padres on Twitter

May 25, 2017 (San Diego) - It didn’t look like the Padres were going to pull it off last night, but they did, evening the series with the Mets at one game apiece.  Hopefully they were riding that momentum tonight in the rubber game.  Number 10 Padres prospect Dinelson Lamet, just recently called up from El Paso, started for the Padres against Jacob deGrom for the Mets.

The Padres did the unthinkable and kept the lead for a while.  Cory Spangenberg singled and Yangervis Solarte scored in the first.  Matt Szczur walked with the bases loaded to score Wil Myers and San Diego went up 2-0.

The Mets cut the lead in half when Lucas Duda homered on a fly ball to right to make the score 2-1.

The Padres did more unthinkable things in third by adding a cushion to their lead in the third.  Szczur singled to score Hunter Renfroe to make it 3-1.

The Mets wouldn’t give up.  In the eighth, after Neil Walker doubled, Duda drove him home with a single.  The Padres led 3-2.

Spangenberg gave the Padres another two-run cushion in the ninth with a single to score Allen Cordoba to go up 4-2.

The Mets struck for one more on a fielder’s choice by Jose Reyes that scored Juan Lagares to make it a one-run game again, but the Padres did the ultimate unthinkable in a game of unthinkables:  win the game 4-3 and the series 2-1.

The Padres head to our nation’s capital for a weekend series with the Nationals.  First pitch is tomorrow night at 4:05 p.m.  Luis Perdomo starts against ace Max Scherzer for the Nationals.


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