The Hangover 2021 – Games 58-61
New York Mets vs Padres @ Petco Park
June 3-6, 2021
Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an entire year of watching baseball from anywhere other than the ballpark. The occasional memory refresher can come in handy. Here’s a reminder of what we may have missed while most of us were still staying at home.
This is The Hangover.
Padres 4, Mets 3
Winning Pitcher: Yu Darvish (6-1, 2.25)
Losing Pitcher: Taijuan Walker (4-2, 2.17)
Save: Mark Melancon (18)
The Padres (35-23) defeated the New York Mets (27-22) by a score of 4-3 in the first of four games at Petco Park. Yu Darvish (6-1, 2.25) allowed two runs on four hits and a walk with five strikeouts over five and a third innings. James McCann hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning. Billy McKinney‘s eighth inning triple drove in Francisco Lindor.
Taijuan Walker (4-2, 2.17) gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits and four walks while striking out two in five innings. Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a two-run home run with Manny Machado on base in the third inning. Jurickson Profar singled in the fourth inning to drive in Victor Caratini. Tatis Jr. came home on a wild pitch by Walker in the fifth inning.
Tatis homers to back Darvish, Padres hold off Mets 4-3 – Richard J. Marcus, Associated Press
Tatis ties for HR lead, makes mad dash home – AJ Cassavell, MLB.com
Mets’ big moments fizzle in opener vs. SD – Anthony DiComo, MLB.com