7:10 PM ET, August 8, 2011
Citi Field, New York, New York
NEW YORK -- If there's been one game that has summed up the New York Mets' resiliency this season, this was it.Lucas Duda's two-run single capped a three-run ninth against All-Star closer Heath Bell, and the banged-up Mets rallied past the San Diego Padres 9-8 on Monday night.
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Stauffer had given up only eight homers all season. ... San Diego placed 3B Chase Headley (broken left pinkie) and reliever Ernesto Frieri (strained lower back) on the 15-day DL. ... Pagan's previous leadoff homer came on Aug. 23, 2009, against Philadelphia. ... Still in his uniform, Wright went into the umpire's room after the game to check on Foster, who was OK.
Regular Season Series
|1st||J Guzman singled to shallow center, C Maybin scored.||1||0|
|1st||A Pagan homered to right (351 feet).||1||1|
|2nd||J Bay homered to left (424 feet).||1||2|
|3rd||D Wright homered to left center (406 feet), J Turner scored.||1||4|
|6th||J Guzman singled to right, J Bartlett scored, C Maybin to third.||2||4|
|6th||O Hudson hit sacrifice fly to left, C Maybin scored.||3||4|
|6th||K Blanks doubled to center, J Guzman scored.||4||4|
|8th||L Martinez singled to left, O Hudson scored, K Blanks to third.||5||4|
|8th||J Bartlett doubled to deep center, K Blanks, L Martinez and W Venable scored, J Bartlett out stretching at third.||8||4|
|8th||M Baxter doubled to deep left, L Duda scored, J Bay to third.||8||5|
|8th||R Paulino hit sacrifice fly to center, J Bay scored.||8||6|
|9th||D Wright singled to center, J Pridie scored, J Turner to second.||8||7|
|9th||L Duda singled to center, J Turner and D Wright scored.||8||9|
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|Stadium||Citi Field, New York, NY|
|Attendance||21,814 (52% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||81 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Marty Foster, First Base - Bill Welke, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Victor Carapazza|
Before Monday, the Mets had lost the last 195 games in which they trailed by two or more runs in the ninth inning or later and the Padres had won their last 187 games in which they led by two or more in the ninth or later. Each had been the longest current streak of its kind entering the day.
Jason Bay: 200th career HR He entered on a hot streak, 16-35 in his last 9 games.
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