June 14: Padres (29-39) 5, Mets (30-38) 0
The New York Mets collected only two hits and struggled in all facets of the game in their 5-0 loss at the hands of the San Diego Padres. Padres starter Jesse Hahn gave up only one hit in his stifling six shutout innings of work.
The Padres got all the offense they would eventually need in the opening frame. With two away in the frame, Yonder Alonso doubled home Seth Smith from second. With Chase Headley on third and Yasmani Grandal batting, Zack Wheeler unloaded a wild pich to allow Headley to score the game’s second run.
The Mets’ offense looked good in the first as Ruben Tejada singled on a ground ball to short and David Wright worked a one-out walk. However, Lucas Duda eventually lined out to right to end the inning with no runs across.
From that point on, Hahn didn’t give up a single hit to the Mets. He walked three but kept the bats cool in his brilliant outing.
Meanwhile, Headley delivered his first RBI of the game on an RBI single to center. He was thrown out at second trying to stretch the single to a double.
One inning later, Hahn helped his own case as he singled on a soft fly ball to right to score the speedy Cameron Maybin from second. It marked Hahn’s first Major League hit and RBI.
With Hahn cruising on the mound, the Mets got their only legitimate chance to score in the fourth. Hahn struggled with command as he hit a batter, unleashed a wild pitch and walked two to load the bases with two outs. When the inning was all said and done, Hahn struck the side out and no harm was done.
Already leading 4-0, Headley contributed his second RBI of the game as he added a home run to his line with a fly ball to right-center to lead off against reliever Gonzalez German in the eighth,
Veteran closer Huston Street came in and did what he does best in the ninth. He retired all three outs with strikeouts to seal the win for the youngster Hahn.
Hahn struck out seven and walked three in his six shutout frames. He got his first MLB win in the 5-0 victory.
On the other side, Wheeler gave up four runs and three walks in his five innings of work in the loss. He fell to 2-7 on the year.