New York Mets

SAN DIEGO, CA - JUNE 6: Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets tumbles as he scores during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres on June 6, 2022 at Petco Park in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)


For the second straight night the Mets had no answer for the San Diego Padres, who trounced the Mets 13-2 to take two-of-three from the midweek series.

Chris Bassitt struggled again for the Mets, allowing seven runs (six earned) on seven hits in 3.1 innings of work. After an impressive start to the season that saw the Mets reward him with a one-year deal to avoid arbitration, Bassitt has given up 22 earned runs in his last five starts. That is an ERA of 7.62 in his last 26 innings. Prior to a start against St. Louis on May 19, Bassitt was pitching to a 2.37 ERA. His record is now 4-4 on the year with a 4.35 ERA.

The Padres carried a 2-0 lead into the third inning before exploding for five runs in the fourth inning, and four more runs in the fifth.

Jake Cronenworth had a huge night going 3-for-4 with a two-run double and a three-run homer.

On the flip side, the Mets, who were hamstrung with both Pete Alonso and Starling Marte sidelined with injures, were silenced by Sean Manaea, who gave up two runs, one earned over seven innings of work. It was the second straight night the Mets struggled against a Padres starter, with Yu Darvish tossing a shutout against them on Tuesday.

As for Alonso and Marte they are listed as day-to-day. Both players left Tuesday’s 7-0 loss with injuries. Marte left with a quad injury while trying to swipe second base, but was reportedly “feeling better” as of Wednesday night.

As for Alonso he was struck on the hand by a Darvish fastball, tumbled to the ground and was in severe pain. X-rays revealed no structural damage.

“I’m just really blessed and happy that nothing is fractured or broken,” Alonso told reporters.

The Mets are off on Thursday before playing in Anaheim on Friday.