Mets starting pitchers set franchise record during game vs. Padres

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New York Mets The starting pitchers set a franchise record during the team’s 8-5 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday night.

Carlos Carrasco clashed for New York in their series finale against National League West contenders. He allowed six hits in five scoreless innings against the padres, He killed one and left two.

New York Mets starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco throws during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Sunday, July 24, 2022, in New York.
(AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

This current roster of Mets starting pitchers has allowed two or fewer earned runs in 14 straight games for the longest streak in franchise history, according to ESPN Stats & Info. New York’s starting pitchers have a 1.58 combined ERA since the start of July.

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However, the bullpen proved a bit unstable.

Drew Smith allowed the first run of the game in the sixth inning when he relieved Carrasco. The Mets scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth and three more runs in the seventh.

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Chris Bassit of the New York Mets pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Saturday, July 23, 2022 in New York.

Chris Bassit of the New York Mets pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Saturday, July 23, 2022 in New York.
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Mets relievers David Patterson and Jolie Rodriguez conceded four runs in the eighth and ninth innings, but Edwin Diaz was able to come in and close the door.

Pete Alonso The Padres starter was responsible for a three-run home run off Joe Musgrove. He had a total of four RBIs in the night. It was his 25th home run of the season.

“You can’t hit a five-run homer, and you can’t hit a four-run single,” said Mets manager Buck Showalter. “Sometimes you want something too much, and something like that can let you get back into the flow of who you are.”

On Tuesday, the Mets will host the Yankees.

New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso and second baseman Jeff McNeil celebrate with teammates after their 8-5 win against the San Diego Padres on Sunday, July 24, 2022 in New York.

New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso and second baseman Jeff McNeil celebrate with teammates after their 8-5 win against the San Diego Padres on Sunday, July 24, 2022 in New York.
(AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

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“I really wouldn’t call it a toe, me versus him,” Alonso said. “This is a moment where the city can come together over a game of baseball.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.