The San Diego Padres will start the MLB playoffs with a New York mentality.
The Padres will play a best-of-three National League wild-card series against the New York Mets in the 2022 MLB playoffs. All three games will be played at Citi Field in Queens, New York.
The first game is Friday in New York, with the Mets expected to start Jacob deGrom on the mound and the Padres to fight back with Yu Darvish. It’s a fantastic mound matchup between 2 of baseball’s best pitchers over the past few seasons.
DeGrom, who has missed a significant portion of the season with a shoulder injury, is 5-4 with a 3.08 ERA. Darvish 16-8 with a 3.10 ERA.
The two teams have met 6 times this season, with the Padres winning 4 of them. San Diego defeated the Mets 36-23 in those six games.
San Diego beat the Giants at Petco Park on Tuesday night to win their game against the Mets.
Padres pitcher Sean Manaea threw 6 innings with 1 bat, and the Padres offense backed up their starting pitcher with some early running support.
San Diego scored 1 with a Manny Machado RBI single in the 3rd, then added 4 for a 5-0 lead in the 6th.
The Padre relievers were not as good as Manaea, but they were good enough to keep the lead, allowing 2 runs in the final 3 innings.
Taking a 5-2 lead in the bottom of the 8th, Wil Myers extended the 6-2 lead to left center with a solo homer.
The Padres wrap up their regular season at Petko Park on Wednesday with a 1:10 p.m. game against the Giants.
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