• Granderson, Bullpen Help Mets Beat Padres 3-1

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Jun 15, 2014
    But seeking a spark, Collins gambled on sliding Granderson into the leadoff spot the position in the lineup where he had the most success early in his career, with Detroit and Granderson rewarded him with a home run, two walks and a single to spur the Mets to a 3-1 win over the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. Curtis Granderson hit his first leadoff homer in five years, Carlos Torres and two other relievers filled in admirably for an ailing Daisuke Matsuzaka and the New York Mets beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 Sunday. In four years with the Yankees, from 2010 to 2013, Granderson had 87 plate appearances from the top of the lineup, without much success. Black's escape work was one in a series of impressive feats for the New York bullpen Sunday en route to the Father's Day victory and series win over the Padres, the club's first of the month. Collins had been looking for him to be a run producer to protect Daniel Murphy, David Wright and others in the order, but the Mets have struggled to find a consistent bat at the top. The count was two balls, no strikes on San Diego slugger Carlos Quentin and Black was in danger of walking his third straight batter, mound visits from catcher Anthony Recker and pitching coach Dan Warthen holding no apparent effect. Then The Captain came over.
    Source: nytimes.com
    • Mets 3, Padres 1: Batting Leadoff, Granderson Helps Mets Beat Padres

      With a home run, two walks and a single, Curtis Granderson helped the Mets bounce back from a two-hit shutout loss, even as Daisuke Matsuzaka had to leave after an inning.
      Source: nytimes.com
  • Mets bullpen helps topple Padres in series finale

    Vic Black's escape work was one in a series of impressive feats for the New York bullpen Sunday en route to a 3-1 win over the Padres. Mets relievers tossed eight innings after starter Daisuke Matsuzaka left with what the team announced as "a sever…
    Source: MLB.com

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