June 8, 2010: Reyes and Davis Slug Padres
|Date: June 8, 2010|
|Mets starter: Mike Pelfrey|
|Winning pitcher: Elmer Dessens|
|Key player(s): Jose Reyes, Ike Davis|
|Key play: Reyes' and Davis's home runs|
The Mets faced the Padres on a Tuesday night at Citi Field. The crowd of 30,086 watched a three-hour game that lasted eleven innings. The Mets came out with a 2-1 win as Jose Reyes and Ike Davis hit home runs to provide the scoring.
San Diego got a run against Mets' starter Mike Pelfrey in the top of the first inning. Chase Headley singled with one out and scored on a double by Adrian Gonzalez. The Mets had Angel Pagan on third base with one out in the bottom half, but failed to score when Padres' starter Clayton Richard struck out Jason Bay and Davis to end the inning.
Pelfrey and Richard each pitched shutout ball from the second inning to the sixth. The Padres got only singles from Headley and Tony Gwynn, Jr. off Pelfrey while the Mets brought no one home despite six hits off Richard. Pelfrey then set down San Diego in order in the top of the seventh inning.
Reyes came to bat with two out in the bottom of the seventh. Jose nailed a 1-0 pitch from Richard over the left field wall for a game-tying home run. Pelfrey followed up by shutting down San Diego in the eighth and ninth innings. Meanwhile, Padre relievers Mike Adams and Luke Gregerson held the Mets scoreless to send the game onward.
In the tenth, Francisco Rodriguez and the Padres' Edward Mujica each hurled a scoreless inning of relief. Pagan tripled with two out in the bottom half before Mujica got Bay to ground out and end the inning. Met relievers Pedro Feliciano and Elmer Dessens then combined to shut down San Diego in the top of the eleventh.
Davis led off the bottom of the 11th inning for the Mets. On a 1-1 pitch from Mujica, Ike hit the ball over the right field wall for a home run to end the game. The Mets had a dramatic victory that extended their winning streak to four games.