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In hopeless spot, Manuel opts for Ollie

Mets staff erases all memory of recent scoreless streak in lopsided loss to Padres

Updated: June 1, 2010, 10:14 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

SAN DIEGO -- The last time the New York Mets allowed this many runs, infielder Todd Zeile finished the game on the mound.

And truth be told, manager Jerry Manuel might actually prefer that Zeile be in his bullpen rather than Oliver Perez.

Perez performed mop-up duty Monday in the Mets' most lopsided defeat in six years. The San Diego Padres beat the not-so-Amazin's 18-6 to set a Petco Park record for runs.

The two redeeming qualities of the walloping, as the Mets fell to 7-17 ...

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