One of the highlights of Wednesday night’s MLB slate is a rubber match between the Mets and Padres, two of the top teams in the National League.
Wednesday night will be the final game of this week’s three-game series between the Mets and Padres at Petco Park. Two of the best teams in the National League to this point in the season, the two clubs have split the first two games and now play a rubber match to close things out.
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Game Date: June 8, 2022
Game Time: 9:40 p.m. ET
TV: SportsNet NY
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The Mets kicked off the series with their third consecutive win, grabbing an 11-5 victory on Monday. New York had 16 hits in that game, with every player in the lineup recording at least one hit. Third baseman Eduardo Escobar hit for his first career cycle in a 4-for-5 performance.
On Tuesday, the Padres bounced back in a big way. They cooled the Mets’ offense off with a 7-0 shutout win. Offensively, the Padres plated seven runs on just six hits, but also drew six walks.
As the series comes to a close on Wednesday, the Mets will send righty Chris Bassitt to the mound to face lefty Sean Manaea of the Padres. Bassitt is 4-3 with a 3.74 ERA this season, while Manaea is 2-3 with a 3.37 ERA.
Heading into Wednesday’s game, the Mets have the best record in the National League at 38-20. That gives them an eight-game cushion in the NL East. The Padres find themselves sitting 1.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West. However, they have the third-best record in the NL and the best among all non-division leaders.
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