Margot’s Triple Gives Padres 3-2 Win over Mets

Braden Surprenant
July 23, 2018 - 7:49 pm

The San Diego Padres were able to defeat the New York Mets on Monday night 3-2, thanks to a two run inning in the fifth.

Up until the fifth inning, New York Mets’ starting pitcher, Jacob deGrom, overpowered the San Diego Padres. Jacob deGrom kept the Padres off the scoreboard and only allowed one hit before Freddy Galvis singled to center field to score Christian Villanueva. Manuel Margot would then strike next for the Padres, as he one hopped the fence with a triple scoring Freddy Galvis, giving the Padres a 2-1 lead after five innings. The Padres would then add another run in the sixth inning on an error by Mets shortstop Amed Rosario.

Jacob deGrom pitched eight innings, allowing two earned runs, striking out ten batters and walking two. He was not the only pitcher that pitched well today, as Joey Lucchesi toed the mound for the Padres.

Lucchesi pitched well through 5 1/3 inning pitched allowing two runs on six hits, and striking out six. He was taken out of the game in the sixth inning with 89 pitches. Not Lucchesi’s best outing but enough to get the win for the Padres.

The Padres bullpen took over and pitched 3 2/3 inning of shutout baseball allowing only one hit. Kirby Yates came on in the ninth inning and despite an early error by Eric Hosmer was able to close the game out for San Diego, earning his third save on the season. The Padres are now 2-2 on the road trip.

Game 2 of the series against the Mets will be tomorrow at 4:10pm as the Padres send out Eric Lauer on the mound to take on the Mets’ Zack Wheeler. Pregame starts at 3:10pm on the only home of the San Diego Padres, 97.3 the Fan.