Mets Vs. Padres Final Score: Johan Santana Pitches Complete Game Shutout

The New York Mets won their second consecutive game against the San Diego Padres on Saturday – and did so in dominating fashion – by a final score of 9-0.

Mets ace Johan Santana (2-2, 2.75 ERA) cruised to a complete game shutout, where he allowed only four baserunners and struck out seven. He needed only 96 total pitches to complete the game, and faced only 30 batters – three short of the minimum.

The Mets scored all of their nine runs in the first and eighth innings. Vinny Rottino and Scott Hairston hit a pair of home runs in the first inning (a solo shot for the former, a three-run blast for the latter), to give Santana a four-run cushion against Clayton Richard (2-6, 4.76 ERA) and his Padres. Then, a five-run explosion in the bottom of the eighth – highlighted by a Mike Nickeas grand slam off Dale Thayer – slammed the door on the Padres day.

The two teams will play the fourth and final game of their weekend series on Sunday.

For more on the Mets, be sure to check out Amazin' Avenue and stay tuned to SB Nation New York.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.