METS GAME WRAP
Game: #28 May 6: at San Diego Score: Padres 2, Mets 0
Record: 17-11 Streak: L 2
Standings: Second, NL East 1.5 GB Nationals Playoffs Today: First WC vs. Pittsburgh
Runs: 123 Average: 4.4 Times 3 or less: 12
ANALYSIS: If you don’t score, you don’t win. It’s a very simple game when you come to think about it. I’ve mentioned several times there would be games when the power dries up and Friday night was one of them.
SUMMARY: Noah Syndergaard pitched well enough to win most games, but when your offense gets only three hits that will usually lose you most games.
KEY MOMENT: In the seventh, Asdrubal Cabrera was thrown out at the plate following Wilmer Flores’ double for the first out of the inning and a potential big inning disappeared.
THUMBS UP: Two runs in six innings is a quality start. … Curtis Granderson reached base for his 37th straight road game. … Two hits by Cabrera.
THUMBS DOWN: Syndergaard threw 97 pitches in six innings, which is again too many. … Two more stolen bases off Syndergaard.
EXTRA INNINGS: The Mets have been shut out three times. … Michael Conforto and Neil Walker did not start, but both appeared as pinch-hitters.
QUOTEBOOK: “There are going to be times where you’re not going to hit the ball over the fence like we do.’’ – Terry Collins on the Mets’ offense.
BY THE NUMBERS: 20-38: Mets’ record at San Diego since 2000.
NEXT FOR METS: Bartolo Colon starts against James Shields Saturday.