The Mets blew a 7-1 lead in this game, and wasted a good outing from starter Jonathon Niese, who gave up just one run in six innings of work.
Justin Upton hit a three-run homer through a driving rain with two outs in the ninth inning, and the San Diego Padres stunned the New York Mets 8-7 Thursday as they overcame a six-run deficit dur
Final: Padres 8, Mets 7
The Mets were two strikes away from victory when rain poured down. After the first delay, Justin Upton's 3-run homer gave the Padres the lead, then New York had to wait out three more hours of rain before falling in the 9th. Box score
Mets, Padres back in action
After a rain delay, a blown ninth-inning lead, and ANOTHER rain delay, the Mets and Padres are finally headed to the bottom of the ninth, with San Diego leading 8-7. This game started at 12:10 p.m. EST. Follow live
Who could replace Kimbrel in San Diego?
If the Padres trade Craig Kimbrel, the team will have to decide between Brandon Maurer and Joaquin Benoit to take over closing duties. Fantasy: Closers in trouble (Insider)
Stark: Padres could sell quickly
An executive whose team has talked to San Diego told Jayson Stark that the Padres could "make four deals in 24 hours." The Pads seem prepared for a fire sale, and the first domino may fall soon. MLB deadline daily
Padres complete comeback on Mets
New York led 7-1 after six, but a grand slam by Derek Norris in the seventh and a three-run shot by Justin Upton off closer Jeurys Familia put San Diego ahead 8-7. Then the the tarp went back on the field in the 9th. Follow live
Astros, Padres talking trade?
Discussions between the two teams are reportedly heating up regarding pitching. The Astros appear to be most interested in Tyson Ross, however, many other teams are as well. MLB rumors roundup
Mets-Padres delayed ... with 1 out left
New York had a shot at its fourth win in five games before the rain came. Today's game was delayed with the Mets up 7-5, two outs and Derek Norris at the plate.
Norris' grand slam pulls Padres back
The Mets entered the 7th with a comfortable 7-1 lead, but Derek Norris' grand slam -- his 4th hit today -- cut the deficit to 7-5. The Mets bat in the bottom half of the frame. Follow live
A day off for Wilmer Flores
After an emotional Wednesday in which the Mets SS reportedly was traded and then not, Flores received the day off today against the Padres. The Mets lead 1-0 early. Follow live
The trade deadline is nearing and another star is headed for Toronto while other rumors continue to swirl. Find out what our writers are hearing today.
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Justin Upton homered and drove in three runs and Yonder Alonso also connected as the San Diego Padres beat the New York Mets 7-3 on Wednesday night despite three long balls from Lucas Duda.
Final: Padres 7, Mets 3
Lucas Duda hit 3 solo HRs for New York, but San Diego pelted Bartolo Colon on the way to 6 early runs, and the Padres cruised comfortably. Box score
Duda makes it 3 homers on the night
That's six HRs in the past 4 games for Lucas Duda, as he's hit 3 solo shots off 3 different Padres pitchers. Unfortunately for Duda and the Mets, that's been it for New York, which trails San Diego 7-3. Follow live
Duda goes deep again, but Pads dominate
Lucas Duda ended Tyson Ross' 100-inning homerless streak in the 2nd with the tallest HR of the season at Citi Field, and he's responsible for both Mets runs after a second solo HR in the 6th. But New York trails 7-2. Follow live
Padres end Colon's night early
Bartolo Colon did not escape the 3rd, as San Diego took a 6-1 lead and forced a pitching change to Alex Torres. Colon's final line on the night: 2.1 IP, 10 hits, 6 ER, 2 HRs allowed and 1 K. But he did not walk anyone, so there's that! Follow live
It's not Bartolo Colon's night
Back-to-back homers from Justin Upton and Yonder Alonso have the Mets SP on the hook for 6 Padres runs, as San Diego has plated 2 runs in each inning so far. Follow live
Duda stops Ross' streak at 100
Padres SP Tyson Ross had made it through 99 innings without allowing a HR coming into tonight. He was safe through the 1st, but a solo shot from Lucas Duda has the Mets within 4-1. Ross' streak was the longest since Sid Fernandez (111 IP, 1992, via Elias). Follow live
The Mets have had better starts
New York can pull into first in the NL East tonight, but not at this rate. The Padres scored twice with 2 outs in the top of the 2nd to double their lead to 4-0. Follow live
Padres waste no time vs. Mets
A wild throw on the first hit of the game was a bad omen for New York. Yangervis Solarte gave San Diego runners at the corners, and Matt Kemp tallied his 55th RBI of the year as the Padres lead 1-0 -- and continue to threaten. Follow live
Mets have first place in their sights
New York hasn't been in first in the NL East since June 19. But a win over the Padres and a Nationals loss to the Marlins would lift the Mets into a tie with Washington. Follow live
Here are the lineups for Wednesday's game between the New York Mets and the San Diego Padres, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET.
Padres @ Marlins
Marlins Park - Fri 7/31