The concrete jungle was not kind to the Padres Tuesday when they faced the New York Mets in the second of a three game series. Eric Lauer was on the mound for San Diego and the rookie has definitely seen better days. In four innings of work he allowed six hits for six earned runs. Three of the runs scored came in the first inning alone.
The Padres were trailing 3-0 in the third inning when Wil Myers hit an RBI single to left field. Austin Hedges scored and Manuel Margot slid into home plate behind him, but there was some controversy when the umpire called Margot out. Padres manager Andy Green challenged the call and after review they reversed the call and added another run for Padres to cut the deficit 3-2.
Myers has been hitting consistently after coming back from injury and in the ninth inning he sent an RBI double to left center field, but it wouldn’t be enough. The Friars dropped the second game of the set 6-3.
The Padres will have one more chance to seal the series against the Mets on Wednesday at 9:10 a.m. PST at Citi Field.