The Mets drew ten walks and beat the Padres by the score of 6-2, Saturday night at Petco Park.
Jeremy Hefner started for the Mets and the kid was impressive to say the least allowing just one run on five hits in his six innings of work. Hefner was poised and in control throughout his outing and didn’t allow any walks while striking out two.
The Mets got on the board early scoring four runs in the second off Edinson Volquez, who walked four batters in the inning in addition to two hits, including an RBI double to Jordany Valdespin.
Daniel Murphy was on base five times going 4 for 4 with 2 runs scored in the game and a walk.
Mike Baxter walked in all five plate appearances setting a new Mets record for a nine inning game.
Josh Edgin continues to thrive and pitched two more scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 2.25 for the season.
Bobby Parnell came in for the save in the ninth but allowed a home run to Chase Headly and it wasn’t a cheapie either, the ball was cruched. Another hit later, Terry Collins pulled him and brought in Frank Francisco who picked up the final two outs to earn the save. Welcome back, Frank…
Terry Collins said that Jeremy Hefner would be reassigned to the bullpen when Johan Santana rejoins the rotation next Saturday against the Braves at Citi Field. It will be good to have Hefner as a long man and spot starter in the bullpen.
The Mets got the win, but they still sucked and had a lot of missed opportunities in this game. They were 3-for-15 with runners in scoring position and left 13 runners on base.
The Mets head into Sunday’s finale at 4:05 PM when Matt Harvey (1-1, 1.59 ERA) takes on Staten Island native Jason Marquis (4-6, 4.08).