Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez gave up ninth-inning grand slam to Everth Cabrera Friday night, handing the San Diego Padres a 6-2 win at Petco Park.
K-Rod walked Kyle Blanks to start the inning, then gave up a Will Venable double to tie the game. After Rodriguez issued Henry Blanco a base-on-balls, he intentionally walked O. Salazar to load the bases for Cabrera’s walk-off slam.
That blew a great start by Oliver Perez, who gave up just a single run on two hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings of work. He struck out seven batters, but lost his no-hitter in the third inning on a Blanco double, advancing our NoNoHitters.com count to 7,591 New York Mets games without a no-hitter.