MLB

more stats

1
Final123456789RHE
NY Mets000000010131
San Diego0001000012110
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Log | Wrap | Box
W:J.Benoit(4-2) L:V.Black(2-3)
HR: NYM- None SDP- Y.Grandal (9)
2


National League Preview from The Sports Network



Sunday, July 20 (All times Eastern)

New York Mets (46-51) at San Diego Padres (42-55), 4:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Zack Wheeler (5-8, 3.90) San Diego - Odrisamer Despaigne (2-1, 1.35)

(SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres like what they see from young starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne and he will take the mound Sunday in the finale of a three-game series versus the New York Mets at Petco Park.

Despaigne is 2-1 with a 1.35 earned run average over the first four starts of his career, but tasted defeat his last time out in a 2-1 setback at Los Angeles on July 10. Despaigne allowed both runs in seven innings, struck out seven batters and did not issue a walk.

The Cuban right-hander was squaring off against one of the best pitchers in the game in Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.

Despaigne is holding opposing hitters to a .202 average and has allowed more than one run just once in his career. Despaigne will face the Mets for the first time after four straight appearances against teams from the NL West (San Francisco, Arizona, Los Angeles).

San Diego will try for a series win and evened the set with Saturday's 6-0 blanking of the Mets after losing Friday's series opener, 5-4. Tyson Ross was in All-Star form on the mound and tossed seven shutout innings, scattering four hits and striking out six with three walks.

"He was in command," Padres manager Bud Black said of Ross.

Seth Smith, Yasmani Grandal and Will Venable all homered for the Padres, who had lost three straight and eight of 10 games.

The Padres last won a series when they swept the Cincinnati Reds in three games from June 30 - July 2. They will visit the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves next for seven games.

Meanwhile, the Mets will try to win a fourth consecutive series Sunday and had prevailed in four straight and eight of nine games until last night's loss.

Dillon Gee was saddled with the defeat and gave up four runs and five hits in five innings of work. Daniel Murphy had the lone extra-base hit with a double for New York, which had scored five or more runs in its previous four games.

"You've got to hit," Mets manager Terry Collins said afterward. "That's just the name of the game."

The Mets are 9-5 in July and 4-2-1 in the last seven series. They will visit Seattle next for three games on this 10-game road trip.

Zack Wheeler will handle pitching duties for the Mets Sunday and he is 5-8 with a 3.90 ERA. Wheeler has won back-to-back starts and is 3-1 in his past four decisions. In a 7-1 win over Miami on July 11, Wheeler held the rival Marlins to a run in 6 2/3 innings with six K's and two walks.

Wheeler has allowed only one run in each of his previous three starts.

The right-hander has made 11 road starts this season, going 3-4 in that stretch, and is winless (0-1) with a 4.09 ERA in two career starts against the Padres.

New York took two of three from the Padres earlier this season.

07/20 10:27:37 ET

  • PGA: AT&T Byron Nelson Championship

    Today at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASL: RailHawks at Jacksonville

    Tonight at 7:30 on WRAL-2

  • PGA: AT&T Byron Nelson Championship

    Tomorrow at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MiLB: Bulls vs. Syracuse

    Tonight at 6:20 on Buzz Sports Radio

  • MLB: Detroit at LA Angels

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
6:35pm Tonight
SYR
DUR
 
8:00pm Tonight
NCSTATE
TCU
 
2:10pm Today
TOR
MIN
3:05pm Today
COL
PHI
4:05pm Today
TAM
BAL
4:10pm Today
ARI
MIL
4:10pm Today
CWS
HOU
4:10pm Today
MIA
NYM
4:10pm Today
WAS
CIN
7:15pm Tonight
BOS
TEX
7:15pm Tonight
KAN
CHC
7:15pm Tonight
LOS
STL
10:05pm Tonight
ATL
SFG
10:05pm Tonight
DET
ANA
10:05pm Tonight
NYY
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
CLE
SEA
10:10pm Tonight
PIT
SDP
8:00pm Tonight
CHI
ANA
3rd
BRADLEY 4
MOREHEADST 0
 
12:00pm Today
DALLASBAPT 0
TEXAS 0
 
4th
MERCER 0
AUBURN 0
 
1:00pm Today
CANISIUS
SWMISSOURI
 
1:00pm Today
CCAROLINA
TSOUTHERN
 
1:00pm Today
ECAROLINA
FIU
 
1:00pm Today
FAU
FLAAM
 
1:00pm Today
STJOHNS
ORALROBRTS
 
1:00pm Today
WRIGHTST
OHIO
 
3:30pm Today
RICE
HSTNBAPT
 
3:30pm Today
SACREDHART
STONYBROOK
 
4:00pm Today
LEHIGH
TULANE
 
4:00pm Today
LOUISVILLE
MICHIGAN
 
4:00pm Today
RADFORD
LIPSCOMB
 
5:00pm Tonight
OREGON
TBA
 
6:00pm Tonight
CHARLESTON
FLORIDAST
 
6:00pm Tonight
USC
CSANTABAR
 
7:00pm Tonight
ARKANSAS
OKLAHOMAST
 
7:00pm Tonight
FLORIDA
SFLORIDA
 
7:00pm Tonight
MIAFLA
COLUMBIA
 
7:00pm Tonight
MISS
CSBAKER
 
7:00pm Tonight
OREGONST
VCU
 
7:00pm Tonight
PEPPERDINE
CLEMSON
 
7:00pm Tonight
TEXASAM
CALIFORNIA
 
8:00pm Tonight
HOUSTON
ULLAFAYETE
 
8:00pm Tonight
ILLINOIS
NOTREDAME
 
8:00pm Tonight
NCSTATE
TCU
 
8:00pm Tonight
VANDERBILT
INDIANA
 
9:00pm Tonight
IOWA
TBA
 
9:00pm Tonight
LSU
NWILMINGTN
 
10:00pm Tonight
SANDIEGOST
VIRGINIA
 
11:00pm Tonight
ARIZONAST
FULLERTON
 
11:00pm Tonight
UCLA
MARYLAND
 
6:35pm Tonight
SYR
DUR