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Story by Liz Alper
Photo via @Padres on Twitter
May 24, 2017 (San Diego) - Last night was a bit of a shock, as the struggling (albeit in third in the NL East) Mets clobbered the Padres early. Now that the Padres knew what to expect, they headed back out tonight for game two. Jarred Cosart started on the mound against Robert Gsellman for the Mets.
It was a different story from last night. The Padres got to work in the third with Yangervis Solarte’s single that scored Luis Torrens for a 1-0 Padres lead.
But it was just like old times. In the bottom of the third after Cosart loaded the bases on walks, those three runners scored on a double from Wilmer Flores and the Mets jumped out in front. Curtis Granderson singled to score Flores and the Mets led 4-1.
They continued in the fourth. Michael Conforto’s single scored Juan Lagares and the Mets led 5-1.
Solarte kept it close with a double in the fifth, which scored two and the Padres trailed 5-3.
Wil Myers did the unthinkable in the seventh with a double that scored two to tie the game at five.
Hunter Renfroe put the Padres back up by one again with a solo homer in the eighth. Brad Hand avoided a bases loaded jam in the ninth and the Padres fought back to get the 6-5 win and even the series at one.
The rubber match is tomorrow at 4:10 p.m. Number 10 Padres prospect Dinelson Lamet, just called up from El Paso, will start against Jacob deGrom for the Mets.
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