Game 60: Padres @ Mets

June, 10, 2010
6/10/10
5:10
PM ET
9:28 p.m. Niese finished it! Mets win, 3-0. What a performance! A complete game one-hit shutout -- Mets have never had a no-hitter, so this is about as good as it gets. Mets take two of three from the NL West-leading Padres, and go 5-1 on the homestand. More later, headed to the clubhouse.

9:23 p.m. Mets go down 1-2-3 in the eighth. And Niese runs back out to the mound for the ninth! He has thrown 99 pitches. Let's see if he can complete this thing.

9:16 p.m. Niese has now retired 18 batters in a row -- a one-hitter through eight innings.

9:08 p.m. Niese walks to lead off the bottom of the seventh, but is stranded there.

8:58 p.m. Niese is through seven now, having given up only that double to Denorfia in the third.

8:50 p.m. Mets loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the sixth -- Davis single, Barajas hit by pitch, Francoeur walk -- but Tejada grounded out to third to end the threat.

8:38 p.m. Niese has breezed through six, facing one batter over the minimum.

8:33 p.m. Reyes picks up his third single of the game in the bottom of the fifth, but is erased when Jesus Feliciano -- making his first major-league start -- grounds into a double play.

8:25 p.m. Another 1-2-3 inning for Niese -- outstanding five innings for him so far.

8:18 p.m. The Mets go down 1-2-3 in the fourth.

8:12 p.m. Niese has allowed just one hit -- and one base runner -- through four innings. Looking very strong for the second straight start, since coming off the disabled list.

8:05 p.m. Mets tacked on two more runs in the third off Padres starter Jon Garland. Niese had a leadoff walk. Reyes followed with a bunt single, and the runners advanced on a wild throw to first following the bunt. Both eventually scored -- Niese driven in by a David Wright groundout, Reyes by an Ike Davis single. 3-0 Mets, heading to the fourth inning.

7:50 p.m. Niese gives up his first hit, and leadoff double by Chris Denorfia in the third. But Dinorfia is stranded there.

7:43 p.m. Well, that was an interesting bottom of the second! Mets get a run -- Chris Carter, getting the start in left field in Game 2 in place of Jason Bay, hits a double, Rod Barajas singles him to third, and Jeff Francoeur drives him in with a bloop single. But then ... a triple play! Ruben Tejada grounded sharply to third -- Chase Headley was able to quicly step on the bag at third to erase Barajas, and then on to second and first to complete the triple play. It was the 10th triple play the Mets have hit into in their history -- the last one was on Aug. 23, 2009, when Francoeur lined into an unassisted triple play against the Phillies.

7:32 p.m. Another 1-2-3 inning for Niese.

7:26 p.m. Jose Reyes hit a leadoff single past second baseman Lance Zawadzki, moved to second on a fielder's choice, and stole third -- but he was stranded there when Scott Hairston made a very nice catch on an Ike Davis line drive to left. End of the first inning.

7:14 p.m. Niese has a 1-2-3 first -- three ground balls.

7:10 p.m. Jerry Hairston Jr. looks at a ball from Jonathon Niese, and we're under way, Game 2 at Citi Field today.

5:10 p.m. Jerry Manuel has posted a very interesting Mets lineup for Game 2 of today's day-night doubleheader.

Jose Reyes, SS
Jesus Feliciano, CF
David Wright, 3B
Ike Davis, 1B
Chris Carter, LF
Rod Barajas, C
Jeff Francoeur, RF
Ruben Tejada, 2B
Jonathon Niese, LHP
Kieran Darcy is an ESPNNewYork.com staff writer. He joined ESPN in August 2000 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, where he played four years of JV basketball.
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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.289 9 57 79
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
WB. Colon 15
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187