Schmidt was dominant early, striking out nine through five innings. But he faltered late, allowing home runs in the seventh and the eight to allow the Padres to tie the game at 4, leaving the Giants hitters to bail him out. They did, as Ray Durham tripled with one out in the 11th, and Mark Sweeney drove him in after Bochy intentionally loaded the bases as the Giants took the second game against the Padres to move with 1.5 games of the Wild Card leader. With the Mets taking the first two games from the Dodgers, the G-men find themselves with a season to play out.
Talk amongst yourselves….
UPDATE: Doh! The Mets took two of three from the Dodgers.