The New York Mets (30-38) were shutout by the San Diego Padres (29-39) in the second game of their weekend series Saturday evening by a score of 5-0 at Citi Field. It was the end of a five-game losing streak for the Padres and the tenth loss out of their last dozen for the Mets. Jesse Hahn (W, 1-0) was excellent in just his second career MLB start in his latest recall from AA San Antonio, one-hitting the Mets for six shutout innings, while walking three and striking out seven.
- The Padres wasted no time jumping out to a two-run lead in support of Hahn, scoring twice in the top of the first inning. Yonder Alonso doubled home Seth Smith to open the scoring and Chase Headley would score later in the inning on a wild pitch from Mets starter Zack Wheeler.
- Headley continued his big day, singling home Everth Cabrera in the third to extend the lead to 3-0. He'd also belt a solo homer in the eighth, his sixth of the season and finished the game two-for-three with two walks, two RBI and two runs scored.
- Wheeler (L, 2-7) had another rough outing, allowing four runs on six hits in just five innings of work. After three straight quality starts, Wheeler has been roughed up in his last two starts, allowing eight runs in just 8 2/3 innings.
- The Mets managed just two hits all day, getting singles from Ruben Tejada and Lucas Duda.
What's on Deck
- The Mets and Padres conclude their series Sunday afternoon at Citi Field. Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-0, 2.95) faces Ian Kennedy (5-7, 3.63) in the 1:10 PM finale.
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