Mets 5 – Padres 1 Aug. 9, 2009

Johan Santana
Image by Keith Allison via Flickr

This game was the blueprint that the Mets imagined before this season started. Johan Santana was completely in control of the game throwing 8 innings only giving up 1 run on 5 hits and 2 walks. He handed the ball off to Francisco Rodriguez for the ninth and he closed it out. K-Rod had blown his last two save attempts. Today’s game wasn’t a save situation but he needed to get a solid inning under his belt.

The Mets even flashed some offense today led by none other than Santana. He had 2 hits including an RBI single that led to the 3 run sixth inning. The Mets were greatly helped by Padres second baseman Oscar Salazar‘s error that allowed 2 runs to score.

The Mets win their first game in San Diego in more than two years and leave for Arizona finally tasting victory.

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