Padres Pounded On Opening Day 11-2 By The Mets

Hey, at least it only counts for one loss in the standings.

The Padres suffered a brutal defeat at the hands of the Mets, 11-2, on Opening Day for both clubs.

The Padres were never really in the game, as the Mets opened up a 2-0 lead in the second. The Mets took advantage of an erratic Edinson Volquez, as he allowed 9 baserunners(3 walks) in just three innings of work. Volquez also allowed an RBI single to Mets starting pitcher Jonathan Niese.

The Mets put the game away in the 7th inning, when Colin Cowgill hit a grand slam off of Padres reliever Brad Brach. Brach had a miserable day as well, allowing 4 earned runs, while only recording two outs.

Jedd GyorkoThe Padres got single runs in the 3rd and 6th innings — via a Carlos Quentin RBI single and a solo HR by Yonder Alonso. Alonso did not hit his first homer until May 12th last year, if you are looking for a silver lining on an ugly day. 

The Padres will play game two tomorrow, at 4:10PM PST.

WP: Jonathan Niese (1-0, 2.70 ERA).

LP: Edinson Volquez (0-1, 18.00 ERA).

Notable: Jedd Gyorko, 1-3(ML Debut), Carlos Quentin, 1-2, RBI.

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