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N.Y. Mets
San Diego
W: T. Hoffman (1-4) L: S. Schoeneweis (0-2)
HR: NYM - None   SD - None

Schoeneweis' wildness in ninth inning dooms Mets in San Diego

CBSSports.com wire reports

SAN DIEGO -- With the second-worst record in the NL, the San Diego Padres won't be picky about how they win.

After stranding 12 runners through eight innings, they found an unusual way Thursday night.

Scott Schoeneweis hit Paul McAnulty with a pitch to drive in the winning run with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, giving San Diego a 2-1 victory against the New York Mets.

Schoeneweis (0-2) hit McAnulty with a first-pitch fastball in the right shoulder after three walks in the inning to score pinch hitter Scott Hairston and give the Padres their second successive victory.

"It's tough to lose a game like that," Schoeneweis said. "The last pitch just got away. It was one of those days, one of those things."

McAnulty was looking for a first-pitch breaking ball, but instead got plunked in the shoulder. He almost forgot to run to first base after he got hit.

"I ain't going to complain," he said. "We will take it any way we can get a run or a win."

Hairston led off the ninth with a walk against Schoeneweis. Brian Giles also walked, his fourth straight. Adrian Gonzalez advanced the runners on a ground out before Schoeneweis intentionally walked Kevin Kouzmanoff to load the bases for McAnulty.

"Leadoff walks are always killers late in the game," New York manager Willie Randolph said. "Scotty wasn't on his game and it showed. He missed his spots and didn't make his pitches."

Trevor Hoffman (1-4) finished a perfect top of the ninth by striking out Ryan Church and completing the five-hitter.

The Mets lost for only the third time in 10 games.

San Diego (25-37) won its second successive game but got bad news afterward when it learned that second baseman Tadahito Iguchi could be lost indefinitely after he separated his right shoulder on a bizarre play in the seventh inning.

Iguchi hit a one-out single, his third hit, and Giles walked against reliever Pedro Feliciano. With two outs, Kouzmanoff hit a hard grounder between third base and shortstop. Iguchi tried to avoid the ball, but it hit him on the leg. Iguchi was ruled out and Kouzmanoff got credit for a single.

But in trying to miss the ball, Iguchi fell awkwardly to the ground and landed on his right shoulder. He was replaced by Edgar Gonzalez between innings.

Padres manager Bud Black said the initial prognosis was that Iguchi could miss a minimum of four weeks.

Josh Banks threw six solid innings in his second start for San Diego. He gave up one run on five hits with three strikeouts and a walk. The right-hander allowed his first earned run with the Padres in 23 innings since being recalled May 22 from Triple-A Portland on David Wright's RBI single in the sixth.

"He mixed a variety of pitches again," Black said. "He has a good feel for his pitches. All his pitches do what they are supposed to do."

Justin Hampson and Heath Bell each threw an inning of scoreless relief before Hoffman.

New York's Mike Pelfrey failed to win for the ninth start since his last victory April 15. But Pelfrey threw well for the second successive outing after Randolph had considered dropping him from rotation.

Pelfrey gave up one run on eight hits over six innings. The right-hander, who received his second successive no-decision after six consecutive losses, walked three and struck out one.

Banks helped his own cause with a one-out single in the third. After Jody Gerut's single, Banks scored on Iguchi's double for a 1-0 lead. Iguchi finished with three hits.

But the Padres wasted a chance to increase the lead in the inning after Giles walked to load the bases. Pelfrey retired Adrian Gonzalez on a fly ball and retired Kouzmanoff on a grounder.

Pelfrey got out of another bases-loaded, one-out jam in the fifth when he got Kouzmanoff to hit into a double play.

"It's huge that you can get out of a bases-loaded situation, especially with the 3-4-5 guys coming up," Pelfrey said. "I didn't help myself as I didn't throw too many off speed pitches for strikes. But when I had to make a pitch, I battled."

Jose Reyes singled to lead off the sixth. After going to second on a sacrifice bunt, he scored on Wright's single to tie the score at 1-all.

Reyes singled in the first inning. He also walked and had two stolen bases.


  • San Diego rookie Luke Carlin hit his first major league triple in the fourth inning. Carlin was stranded at third.
  • The Mets purchased the contract of INF Abraham Nunez from Triple-A New Orleans on Thursday and optioned INF/OF Nick Evans to Double-A Binghamton.
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Paul McAnulty is greeted by teammates after being hit by a pitch to drive in the winning run.  (AP)
Paul McAnulty is greeted by teammates after being hit by a pitch to drive in the winning run. (AP)

Players of the Game
San Diego

T. Iguchi
AB 4
R 0
H 3
HR 0
New York

J. Reyes
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 0

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Game Information
Attendance - 28867
Game Time - 3:00
Temperature - 67
Umpires - Home - Wally Bell, First Base - Paul Schrieber, Second Base - Mike Winters, Third Base - Laz Diaz