New York Mets

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 24: Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets celebrates his three-run home run with Starling Marte #6 in the sixth inning against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on July 24, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

METS 8 – PADRES 5

The Mets offense had been asleep at the wheel in more ways than one, having scored only ten runs in its previous five games combined. On Sunday night, it looked like New York would struggle to score yet again, as San Diego’s Joe Musgrove carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning.

Fortunately for the Mets, the no-no bid came to an end when the newest Met, Daniel Vogelbach singled to right center in the fifth. Things quickly turned around from there. An inning later, New York exploded for five runs to take a 5-1 lead. Base hits by Starling Marte and Francisco Lindor set up the table for Pete Alonso who crushed a Musgrove pitch over the left-center field wall to make it 3-1. After Vogelbach walked, Luis Guillorme blooped a single to shallow left that was deep enough for the 270 pound Vogelbach to score to make it 4-1. Finally Tomas Nido doubled home Guillorme to make it 5-1.

 

The Mets would scratch out three more runs in the sixth inning thanks to a RBI double by Alonso, and an infield single by Mark Canha that scored a pair of runs to take an 8-1 lead.

Edwin Diaz had to come into the ninth inning to save the game after David Peterson and Julio Rodriguez struggled to close the door on San Diego.

The Mets host the Yankees on Tuesday.