Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (47-53) scored fewer runs than the New York Mets (52-48) at Citi Field in the first of three games, 4-0.

The Mets’ Noah Syndergaard (5-5, 2.70) was perfect through the first six innings until Will Venable led off the seventh inning with a single and Yangervis Solarte reached on an error by Ruben Tejada. Matt Kemp struck out and Justin Upton hit into an inning-ending double play. Yonder Alonso led off the eighth inning with a double, but Derek Norris, Jedd Gyorko, and Alexi Amarista left him standing at second base to end the inning. With Tyler Clippard pitching, Abraham Almonte led off the ninth inning with a double as well, but Venable, Solarte, and Kemp left him stranded.

James Shields (8-4, 3.77) only made one mistake, and it resulted in a two-run home run for Lucas Duda in the first inning. Shields was pulled after Juan Lagares led off the Mets’ eighth inning with a double. Curtis Granderson then hit a 1-1 pitch from Shawn Kelley into the upper deck in right field.

Tonight, Tyson Ross (6-8, 3.45) is scheduled to take on Bartolo Colon (9-9, 4.60) at 4:10pm PDT in game two of the series from Citi Field.


Padres’ offense can’t back Shields in tough loss — Anthony DiComo and Joe Trezza (

Syndergaard dominates Shields, Padres — Dennis Lin (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Syndergaard dominates, Mets hit 2 homers to beat Padres 4-0 — Mike Fitzpatrick (The Associated Press)

Syndergaard not perfect, but masterful as Mets blank Padres — Fred Kerber (New York Post)

MLB Box Score



Duda’s two-run blast

Gyorko throws out Granderson

Venable breaks up perfect game

Granderson’s two-run homer

Solarte cuts down Murphy

Hedges takes BP wearing a cape


New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in New York, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York Mets Lucas Duda trots past the outfield apple in center field after hitting a first-inning, two-run home run off San Diego Padres starting pitcher James Shields in a baseball game in New York, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York Mets Curtis Granderson trots the bases after hitting an eighth-inning, two-run home run off San Diego Padres relief pitcher Shawn Kelley (56), who reacts in a baseball game in New York, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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