Game 1: Padres 18 Mets 6
Takahashi VS Correia
Folks I must have missed the memo that the Mets were actually playing the San Diego Chargers tonight. This is not a game I will enjoy recapping. So I'm gonna try to make this as pain-free and comedic as possible. Here we go!
In the top of the 2nd the Mets took an early 1-0 lead over the Padres thanks to a Pagan rbi single. This would be the only time in this ball game the Mets would have a lead over San Diego.
In the bottom of the 2nd Takahashi gave up a grand slam to Hairston and just like that the Padres had a 4-1 lead over the Metsies.
In the bottom of the third San Diego added 2 more runs to the scoreboard. Hundley doubled and the score was now 6-1 in favor of the Padres.
In the top of the 5th Frenchy led off the inning with a single, Gary Matthews Jr. pinched hit and got a double, WHOA right!!? Yay Gary! Reyes then tripled (his hitting streak was extended to 9 games), Francouer and Matthews Jr. both scored and the Mets were down only 6-3. With Reyes on 3rd and nobody out Cora grounded out but Reyes scored and the Padres lead was just 2 runs, 6-4. When I got excited about this Mets comeback the baseball gods during the bottom of the 5th said "GOTCHA!"
In the bottom of the 5th Valdes came in to take over the pitching duties but just like Takahashi he couldn't contain this San Diego offense. The bases were loaded and Valdes walked in a run and then he walked in another run and the Padres lead was now 8-4. Durango singled, 2 more runs scored and the Padres were up 10-4. Just awwful.
In the top of the 6th I again got optimistic about a Mets comeback. GOD Barajas homered, it was a 2 run bomb and the Mets were down 10-6.
But in the bottom of the 6th the baseball gods shouted "Gotcha!" They screamed it to the high heavens. And I finally accepted reality that this ball game was over. Igarashi came into pitch and he continued to show that he is not the Rocket Boy we came to know and love. Ollie pitched in this inning too. I don't even want to summarize how the Padres scored the 6 runs they did during this inning. Yeppers I'm not going to and I'll just say they took a 16-6 lead. It was painful, very hard to watch. Let's just say I've come to believe the Padres have this notion that the bases get very lonely and always need to be loaded. What's up with this logic? Just stupid.
After 8 innings in the books the Padres were up 18-6 and well I'm optimistic about the Mets but I couldn't even fathom the Amazins coming back from a 12 run deficit in the top of the ninth. I am not that deluded. And they did nothing in the 9th and well that's the game folks, the Padres proved they really are a force to be reckoned with in the National League, ugh.
Well enough of that horrid game here are some booth shenanigans!
In the beginning of this game the camera man got a great shot of this groovy dude, Ron couldn't control his giggling and Gary made a funny, "The 70's called they want their hair back!"
At the ball park tonight survivors/veterans of WW II and Pearl Harbor were honored. This was nice to see.
After Gary and Ron noticed all the kids in the beach area beyond center field doing jumping jacks Mr. Cohen joked that gym class was now in session. Ron chimed in and complained that those children should stop horsing around and start watching the ball game.
Well folks the beauty of baseball is that the season is 162 games long, tomorrow is a new day, a new game for the Metsies and really there's no time and well a need to dwell on this comedic loss.
So Pelf help us completely forget this game tomorrow! Do your thang Mikey!