The New York Mets suffered their third straight loss as they fell to the San Diego Padres, 2-1, on Saturday night at Citi Field.
The game was scoreless until the top of the sixth inning when Manny Machado crushed a two-run home run over the wall in left-center to give the Padres a 2-0 lead.
The Mets plated their only run in the bottom of the ninth. J.D. Davis drove in the run with a single to right to make it a one-run game. San Diego’s bullpen was able to hold onto the lead and secure the victory.
Pete Alonso collected three of the team’s eight hits. New York finished 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left eight on base.
Chris Bassitt started for New York and allowed both runs over seven innings while striking out 11. Adam Ottavino and Edwin Díaz each tossed a scoreless inning in relief.
The Mets will try to avoid the three-game sweep on Sunday Night Baseball with Carlos Carrasco on the mound. The first pitch is slated for 7:08 p.m.