The Mets (30-37) got back in the win column Friday night, defeating the San Diego Padres (28-39) by the score of 6-2 tonight at Citi Field.
Bartolo Colon started the game for the Mets and earned the win. Colon got off to a shaky start in the first inning before escaping, but would surrender two runs in the second inning when he served up a two-run homer off the bat of Rene Rivera. The 41-year old Colon would settle down from there and pitch flat out brilliantly, retiring 18 straight Padres at one point.
Abreu, getting the start in right field had a huge day, going 4 for 4 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored.
David Wright‘s struggles continued, as he went 0 for 3 at the plate, but did manage a sacrifice fly. His average has now dropped to .267.
These two teams will face off again Saturday afternoon, with first pitch scheduled for 4:10 PM ET. Zack Wheeler (2-6, 4.19 ERA) will get the ball for the Mets, and he will square off against Jesse Hahn (0-1, 9.82 ERA)