Flushing, Queens — Joe Musgrove brushed off the chants of “Cheetah!” After a strange spot-check by an umpire on the mound, he threw his hometown San Diego Padres into the next round of Sunday night’s playoffs in a 6-0 win over the New York Mets with a one-hit ball in seven innings.
An RBI hit by Trent Grisham and a great catch in center field gave the Padres a 2-1 best-of-three win in the National League Wild Card Series. Austin Nora and Juan Soto each had two-run singles.
San Diego will face the No. 1-seeded Los Angeles Dodgers in the Best of 5 Division Series, which begins Tuesday. This would see the Padres play in front of his fans at home in the postseason, his first return to Petco in 16 years. Park for game 3.
“I know that, I want them to see the postseason games,” manager Bob Melvin said Sunday afternoon. “To some extent, we feel like they are part of us.”
It’s the fifth time the Padres have won the playoff series. They played No. 1 against St. Louis in their own ballpark, with no fans allowed, before being wiped out in the Division Series by the eventual World Series champion Dodgers after the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. We had a round match.
For the Mets, a glorious season ended in tears at home in front of an empty seat. Baseball’s biggest consumer listed his 101 wins. This is the second highest number in franchise history.
New York moved up 10.5 games on June 1 and seven on August 10 before finally ceding control last weekend. Worlds defending his series His champion stole his fifth straight division title and first-round playoff appearance in his 1-1 sweep in Atlanta, but the Mets are set to make a full recovery. There was no
New York ace Max Scherzer was reeling from a Game 1 loss to San Diego and had little to do against Musgrove after the Mets stave off a Game 2 win behind Jacob deGrom. Neither did it.
Third starter Chris Bassitt lasted only four innings, but gave up three runs and three hits, giving the near-bottom batter three costly walks.
Pete Alonso’s leadoff single in the fifth and Sterling Marte’s walk in the seventh were the only baserunners Musgrove allowed in his first postseason career start.
Robert Suarez and Josh Hader finished with one hitters.
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https://abc7ny.com/new-york-mets-padres-wild-card-game-3-postseason/12309429/ The Mets were eliminated from the postseason after losing 6-0 to the Padres in Game 3 of the Wild Card Series.