A misplayed fly ball and a balk let the air out of a Mets comeback Monday night as the San Diego Padres topped the New York Mets 6-5 to spoil the club’s opening of the new Citi Field.
Starter Mike Pelfrey, who blew the no-hitter on the game’s third pitch to move our NoNoHitters.com count to 7,489 Mets games without a no-no, was roughed up for five runs on eight hits in five innings of work.
But David Wright got Pelfrey off the hook for the loss by tying the game at 5 with a three-run home run in the sixth.
The Padres retook the lead in the top of the sixth when Pedro Felicano balked home Luis Rodriguez, who had reached third on a misplayed fly ball by Ryan Church. Feliciano and catcher Brian Schneider were having trouble communicating on signs when Feliciano lifted up a bit while still on the pitching rubber.
Former Met Heath Bell got the save for the Padres.