The Padres continued their nine game homestand with the second of four games against the New York Mets Tuesday night. Before the game the Friars selected right handed pitcher Kyle Lloyd from Triple-A El Paso. Lloyd got right to work and made his MLB debut Tuesday night opposite Mets righty Seth Lugo.
On his first night on the bump for San Diego, Lloyd allowed four runs on six hits in four innings pitched. He finished with two strikeouts on the night.
The Padres offense got to work in the second inning. Outfielder Hunter Renfroe has been on a hot streak and he kept that going with a game tying home run in the top of the inning. The solo shot marked his 20th homer of the year and his third in the just two games.
Allen Cordoba followed Renfroe’s lead with a two run homer in the second which gave the Friars a 3-1 lead. The Mets caught up in the fifth inning but Wil Myers was there to add his own sparkle. The Friars first baseman hit a sacrifice fly to center field which scored Matt Szczur and tied the game again 4-4.
As we moved into the ninth inning, San Diego had a two run deficit. Dusty Coleman hit an RBI double which brought Cory Spandgenberg home and inched the Frairs within one run of the Mets. The Padres couldn’t close this one out and the Metropolitans won game two of the set.
The series continues on Wednesday night at 7:10 p.m. PST from Petco Park.