A late game rally gave the Padres their first win of the series against the Mets 6-5. This was a much needed victory for the Friars but it was a hard fought game.
Padres starting pitcher Jarred Cosart made it to the 2nd inning. That has not been the case in three of the last four games for San Diego. But in the third inning Cosart found himself in a bases loaded jam with two outs. Third baseman Wilmer Flores hit a bases-clearing double and gave the Mets a 3-1 lead. For the fourth time in five games, Friars manager Andy Green pulled his starter earlier then he hoped.
In the fifth inning, down by two runs, the Padres initiated their rally. Yangervis Solarte doubled to deep right center field and scored Luis Torrens and Matt Szczur. Solarte finished the night with three RBI.
Wil Myers did his part in the seventh inning when the Padres All-Star singled to deep right center field. His RBI double brought in Chase d’Arnaud and Szczur and tied things up 5-5.
Here’s a name you’ve heard in nearly every Padres highlight: Hunter Renfroe. The Friars outfielder sent his ninth home run of the season to left field and gave San Diego the 6-5 lead.
Brad Hand came in as the reliever in the ninth inning and got himself in a bases loaded jam. The lefty struck out the next two batters and managed to get the save for the Padres.
The series finale is Thursday May 25 at 4:10 p.m. PST at Citi Field.