Stroman, Lindor lead Mets previous slumping Padres 4-1

Marcus Stroman pitched one-run ball into the seventh inning, Francisco Lindor hit an early two-run homer and the New York Mets beat the slumping San Diego Padres 4-1

NEW YORK — Marcus Stroman pitched one-run ball into the seventh inning, Francisco Lindor hit an early two-run homer and the New York Mets beat the slumping San Diego Padres 4-1 Saturday.

Stroman (6-4) pitched 6 1/3 innings, permitting six hits and strolling one whereas tying a season excessive with eight strikeouts. He induced two double performs to sure-handed second baseman Luis Guillorme and bought eight outs through floor ball. The sinkerballer entered with an NL-best 53.9% grounder price.

Stroman lasted not less than six innings for a career-high seventh straight begin and beat San Diego for the second time in seven days. He additionally allowed a run in 6 2/3 innings Sunday in San Diego.

Stroman took a shutout into the seventh till Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his 18th homer to open the inning.

Tatis moved right into a tie with Atlanta outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. for the NL homer lead. He crushed an 0-1 slider over the left discipline fence, admired his newest homer and did his customary, celebratory stutter step earlier than touching third.

Two batters after Tatis’ drive, Stroman walked Wil Myers and exited to a pleasant ovation.

Aaron Loup completed the seventh and Seth Lugo struck out Manny Machado with a runner on to finish a hitless eighth. Edwin Díaz transformed his twelfth save in 13 possibilities, with Lindor changing the ultimate out at brief with an off-balanced throw on a grounder that was deflected by Díaz.

New York allowed three runs or fewer for the eleventh straight house sport and for the seventeenth time in 22 house video games.

The Mets clinched their eleventh collection victory this 12 months and moved eight video games over .500 for the primary time for the reason that finish of 2019. New York additionally received for the eleventh time in 15 video games and homered for the tenth time in 12 video games.

San Diego matched a season excessive with its fourth straight loss. The Padres additionally misplaced for the tenth time in 13 video games.

Lindor homered seven pitches in, hitting a first-pitch fastball from Joe Musgrove (4-6) over the right-center discipline fence. Jonathan Villar added a solo homer within the eighth.

Musgrove allowed three runs and 4 hits in 6 1/3 innings.

The Mets took a 3-0 lead within the sixth when Lindor walked, superior to 3rd on Pete Alonso’s single and scored on a groundout by Dominic Smith. Villar reached the second deck in proper within the eighth.

TRAINER’S ROOM

PADRES: CF Trent Grisham (left foot contusion) was activated off the injured checklist after two rehab video games with Triple-A El Paso and went 0 for 3. … OF Brian Grady was optioned to El Paso. … Supervisor Jayce Tingler mentioned C Austin Nola (sprained knee) is experiencing much less swelling and higher mobility and will enhance his baseball actions quickly.

METS: An MRI on RHP Jacob deGrom (proper flexor tendinitis) got here again clear, and he’s anticipated to make his subsequent begin Wednesday in opposition to the Chicago Cubs. … 2B Jeff McNeil (hamstring) and OF Michael Conforto (hamstring) ran the bases. McNeil is to start out a rehab project Sunday. … RF Billy McKinney (sore proper knee) was a late scratch from the beginning lineup.

UP NEXT

Padres RHP Chris Paddack (2-5, 4.27) faces Mets LHP Joey Lucchesi (1-4, 5.79) in a matchup of former San Diego teammates.

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