Howard Johnson was a triple away from the cycle today. He finished the day 4-5 with a HR (5) and 4 RBI. His 3 run homer in the 1st gave the Mets a 5-0 lead. He would double home 2 in the 4th to make it 8-0. Rafael Santana also had a good day going 3-5 with 2 RBI.
Ron Darling shut down the Padres for 7 innings and seemed to tire in the 8th, where he would yield a run by walking 2 and giving up 2 hits. He is your winner and is now (4-3). Eric Show falls to (5-4). The Mets have won 8 in a row.
The Final Score 11-1 Mets