Joe Musgrove cruised by way of 4 innings Sunday because the Padres aimed for a sweep of the Nationwide League East-leading New York Mets. But it wasn’t to be.
The El Cajon native hadn’t given up a success to that time, however the Mets acquired to him within the fifth, with two fast hits.
Nonetheless, Musgrove weathered the inning, and the Padres rewarded the trouble. Eric Hosmer gave him a 1-0 lead within the sixth with a two-out double to attain Nomar Mazara.
Nevertheless it didn’t final. Starling Marte led off the underside of the inning with a single, adopted by a Francisco Lindor double. Then Pete Alonso received the conflict of the 2022 All Stars, slamming a three-run dwelling run to left heart.
The Mets prolonged their benefit to 5-1 earlier than the inning was over, with Musgrove tagged for 4 runs and his successor, Nick Martinez, for one.
The Padres put up a late murmur of protest within the ninth, scoring three, however the Mets held on for the 8-5 win.
Supervisor Bob Melvin informed 97.3 The Fan after the sport that “three hitters sort of informed the story for” Musgrove, however the offense missed early alternatives that “in all probability value us a bit later.”
The Padres head to Detroit for a three-game sequence, with Sean Manaea, Mike Clevinger set to take the mound Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday’s starter is TBD. The crew has Thursday off earlier than heading dwelling to host Minnesota and Colorado.