The Padres notched another win on Thursday night to take the series against the New York Mets. The 4-3 victory was the icing the cake for starting pitcher Dinelson Lamet who made his major league pitching debut. In five innings of work the righty only allowed three hits. The Dominican pitcher finished the night with eight strike outs after throwing 91 pitches. Not too shabby.
On the offensive side the Friars got on the board early in the first inning. With the bases loaded, Cory Spangenberg singled to left field and brought in Yangervis Solarte. Mets starting pitcher Jacob Degrom was once again in a bases load jam when he walked Matt Szcur which allowed Wil Myers to score. At the end of the first the Padres had a 2-0 lead.
In the ninth inning the Mets were playing catchup. With a one run advantage, Spangenberg doubled to right field and scored Allen Cordoba and gave the Padres a 4-2 advantage. It was all up to reliever Brad Hand to keep the Metropolitans at bay. New York added a run but ultimately Hand notched his second consecutive save for the Friars.
Next up, the Padres travel to Washington D.C. to take on the Nationals. The first of three games is Friday May 26 at 4:05 p.m. PST from Nationals Park.