The New York Mets
decided to stop monkeying around with the San Diego Padres
. They reminded themselves that they had their ace on the mound, and that despite having eleventy-million people on the disabled list, they should still take at least 1 of 4 from the lowly Padres, so they did just that behind 8 strong innings from Johan Santana
(13-8), beating the Padres 5-1.
The Mets took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning when Anderson Hernandez
singled to drive in Jeff Francoeur
. In the 6th Santana helped his own cause. With 2 outs he singled to drive in Francoeur, then Omir Santos
and Santana both scored on a fielding error by Padre second baseman Oscar Salazar
giving the Mets a 4-0 lead after 5 1/2 innings.
The Padres got their only run in the bottom of the 6th when
Hedy Lamarr Hedley Lamarr Chase Headley
singled to drive in alliteration king Kevin Kouzmanoff
. The Mets tacked an add-on run to the board in the top of the 9th when Daniel Murphy
drove in Angel Pagan
with a single, freeing closer Francisco Rodriguez
from the opportunity to blow his 3rd consecutive save.
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