The Padres notched their first win of the series against the New York Mets Wednesday night with a 6-3 victory at Petco Park. Jhoulys Chacin was on the bump for San Diego and earned his 10th win of the year. He now owns a 6-2 record in 11 starts at home. The righty allowed four hits and two runs with five strike outs in 5.1 innings of work.
In the first inning, proud new father Manuel Margot sent his sixth home run of the year to center field to put the Padres on the board. The two run homer went 424 feet and gave the Friars a 2-0 lead.
San Diego held off the Metropolitans thanks in part to great defensive plays by Jabari Blash and Hunter Renfroe. On the offensive side, Luis Torrens wanted to make sure he made some noise. In the third inning, with the bases load, the Padres catcher came just short of a grand slam, but sent a three run triple to deep right center which scored Wil Myers, Hunter Renfroe and Cory Spangenberg. Torrens’ power shot bolstered the Friars lead 6-1. The New Yorkers came within three runs but just couldn’t catch up.
The Padres will try to split the series Thursday night with the fourth and final game against the Mets at 6:10 p.m. at Petco Park.