Hefner Pitches Well, Mets Beat Padres 6-2
- The Mets knocked out Padres starter Edinson Volquez very early. Volquez had awful command, walking four batters in just 1.2 innings.
- Walks were a theme on the night for the Mets. They walked a total of ten times. Mike Baxter along walked 5 times.
- Jeremy Hefner pitched very well, allowing just one run over six innings. He may not have been the most high-profile pickup this winter, but he has done a great job filling in while Johan Santana has been on the DL.
- Frank Francisco entered the game with one out in the ninth and recorded his 19th save of the season.
- The Mets play the Padres in the series finals today at 4:05. Matt Harvey (1-1, 1.59 ERA) will go up against Jason Marquis (4-6, 4.08 ERA).