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Mane Machado hit a ground one in two stages after a two-stroke frontier ball was called Saturday night for the visiting San Diego Padres, who secured a series win with a 2-1 win over the New York Mets midway through the game. A set of three games.
Padres won four of five after 6-14. The Mets, who have outlasted the Atlanta Braves in the Eastern Conference by 10 games, fell to 1 1/2 games on Saturday, three in a row — their second slip in just three games this season.
Freshmen Blake Snell and Chris Bassitt matched zeros until the top of the sixth, when Bassett (7-7) put beats from Ha-Seong Kim and Jake Cronenworth around a song by Jurickson Profar. Bassett immediately led Machado 0-2 before referee Jim Wolff on the court who appeared to have fallen at the top of the strike zone fired a ball.
Machado is back to leave the next pitch.
The three-round player put Snell (2-5) into the winning streak. The left-handed gave four hits and walked twice while hitting five on five innings. He only had one 1-2-3 inning but the runner was stranded in the scoring center in each of his last four frames.
Nabil Cresmatt, Adrien Morragon and Luis Garcia combined in three rounds of crashing twice before Taylor Rogers saved his 28th goal despite being allowed to run in the eventful ninth. Rogers gave a single to Pete Alonso and released a walking duet to Louis Gillorm before being followed by J.D. Davis with a single RBI bloop. Rogers then urged Thomas Nido to come out to Kronworth in second to pin a potential connecting track, Travis Jankowski, for third.
Alonso (3 vs. 4) and Davis (2 vs. 4) combined for five of the Mets’ eight hits.
Bassett lost the hard luck despite only allowing four hits and not walking with nothing while hitting a career high of 11. He also scored 11 puffs at the Oakland Athletics against the Detroit Tigers on September 7, 2019.
Bassett retired the first 12 players he faced – six on knockouts – before Numar Mazara went down. Subsequently, Eric Hosmer chose Badris’ first song.
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