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Clark's three-run homer carries Padres past Mets

Jun 9, 2008 - 12:41 AM By Tim Powers PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

SAN DIEGO (Ticker) -- Tony Clark hit a three-run, pinch-hit home run off closer Billy Wagner Sunday in the bottom of the eighth inning as the San Diego Padres completed a four-game sweep of the New York Mets with a 8-6 victory.

Wagner (0-1) entered with New York holding a 6-4 lead in the eighth after Duaner Sanchez allowed a double to Craig Stansberry and walked Luke Carlin with two outs.

Jody Gerut's single brought home Stansberry to cut the lead to one, setting up Clark, who swatted Wagner's 3-2 pitch over the center field wall for his first home run as a member of the Padres. It was his 11th career pinch-hit homer.

"It's one of those situations where you're just trying to keep the line moving," Clark said. "You don't try to do too much. Everything (Wagner) was throwing was down, and it looked like getting the ball in the air was going to be difficult."

"To have this game in the bag and to lose it that way, it (stinks)," Wagner said. "That was just one of those series that we have to swallow."

Reliever Carlos Guevara (1-0) pitched a perfect eighth to earn his first major league victory and Trevor Hoffman worked the ninth for his 14th save in 16 chances to give San Diego its fifth straight win.

"I think we understand that getting a sweep of the New York Mets is a feather in your cap," Hoffman said. "But, it's something you can't hang your hat on. You understand that until you get to .500, you've got to keep working at it."

Slugger Carlos Delgado had his second three-hit game in as many days, fueling a three-run first-inning off San Diego starter Wil Ledezma.

San Diego answered in the bottom of the frame with three runs of its own to tie it at 3-3 against New York starter Pedro Martinez, who was making his second start since returning from a hamstring injury.

New York tacked on runs in the fourth and sixth innings to eventually build a 6-4 lead that Wagner failed to protect as he blew his third save in 16 chances this season.

"We finally score some runs, and Billy has been lights-out all year, and he gives it up," Mets manager Willie Randolph said. "We've got to find a way. It's frustrating."

Martinez allowed four runs and 10 hits, striking out four without walking a batter.

Ledezma surrendered five runs and six hits over four innings. He fanned four and walked four.

The loss was New York's fourth straight and fifth defeat in its last seven games.

"It's embarrassing to be swept twice in four-game series in two weeks," Randolph said. "That's not the kind of team we are, and we've got to find a way to get things right."






  • stephenjamesbon I hate Tony Clark and Trevor Hoffman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mets 6, Padres 8  FinalJun 8 8:30 PM


  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    NY METS 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 10 1
    SAN DIEGO 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 x 8 14 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: NYM - PEDRO MARTINEZ, CLAUDIO VARGAS (6TH), SCOTT SCHOENEWEIS (7TH),
    DUANER SANCHEZ (8TH), BILLY WAGNER (8TH) AND RAUL CASANOVA
    SDG - WILFREDO LEDEZMA, JUSTIN HAMPS

    Jun 8 7:22 PM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY TONY CLARK (1) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 8TH OFF BILLY WAGNER SCORED LUKE CARLIN AND JODY GERUT.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 6, SAN DIEGO 8
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: B GILES (.309, 3-FOR-4)

    Mets 6, Padres 8  Bot 8, 0 OutsJun 8 7:14 PM
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    Mets 6, Padres 8  Bot 8, 0 OutsJun 8 7:14 PM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JODY GERUT SCORED CRAIG STANSBERRY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J GERUT ON FIRST, L CARLIN ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 6
    SAN DIEGO 5 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: C GUEVARA (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Mets 6, Padres 5  Bot 8, 0 OutsJun 8 7:11 PM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    BUNT SINGLE BY ENDY CHAVEZ SCORED CARLOS DELGADO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, E CHAVEZ ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 6
    SAN DIEGO 4 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: C VARGAS (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Mets 6, Padres 4  Top 7, 0 OutsJun 8 6:39 PM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JODY GERUT SCORED LUKE CARLIN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J GERUT ON FIRST, J HUBER ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 5
    SAN DIEGO 4 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: E GONZALEZ (.273, 1-FOR-2)

    Mets 5, Padres 4  Bot 4, 0 OutsJun 8 5:40 PM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY LUIS CASTILLO SCORED JOSE REYES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, L CASTILLO ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 5
    SAN DIEGO 3 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: D WRIGHT (.283, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Mets 5, Padres 3  Top 4, 0 OutsJun 8 5:27 PM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY LUIS CASTILLO SCORED ENDY CHAVEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J REYES ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 4
    SAN DIEGO 3 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: D WRIGHT (.285, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Mets 4, Padres 3  Top 2, 0 OutsJun 8 4:48 PM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY PAUL MCANULTY SCORED ADRIAN GONZALEZ AND KEVIN
    KOUZMANOFF.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, P MCANULTY ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 3
    SAN DIEGO 3 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: K GREENE (.210, 5 HR, 24 RBI)

    Mets 3, Padres 3  Bot 1, 0 OutsJun 8 4:36 PM


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    AT SAN DIEGO - SCORING UPDATE
    BALK BY PEDRO MARTINEZ ALLOWED BRIAN GILES TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K KOUZMANOFF ON SECOND, A GONZALEZ ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 3
    SAN DIEGO 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: P MCANULTY (.221, 0-FOR-0)

    Mets 3, Padres 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsJun 8 4:34 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    NY METS 3 3 2 0
    SAN DIEGO 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: NYM - PEDRO MARTINEZ
    SDG - WILFREDO LEDEZMA

    DUE UP FOR SAN DIEGO: J GERUT (.255, 2 HR, 6 RBI)
    E GONZALEZ (.262, 0 HR, 4 RBI)
    B GILES (.302, 3 HR,

    Mets 3, Padres 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsJun 8 4:20 PM
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