But there were other storylines as well.
One of the more notable ones outside of Escobar’s cycle was that of Blake Snell, who drew the start for the Padres on Monday night.
After his 2021 season was cut short due to injuries, he hasn’t had a great start to the 2022 season, going 0-3 with a 5.68 ERA, and last night wasn’t much better.
The Mets worked Snell’s pitch count all the way up to 43 in just the first inning.
SNY, the TV home of the Mets, tweeted about Snell’s rocky first inning in which he allowed three runs on 43 pitches.
The Mets worked Blake Snell for a 43-pitch first inning. pic.twitter.com/t6awuUIb5R
— SNY (@SNYtv) June 7, 2022
A Night To Forget
This is not how you want to start a game.
Snell followed up the bad first inning with two scoreless frames, but allowed another run in the fourth and didn’t make it through the fifth.
Snell left the game having allowed five runs in total, four of them being earned runs.
It was certainly a night to forget for the former American League Cy Young Award winner, as well as the rest of his Padres teammates.
San Diego fell to the red-hot Mets by a final of 11-5.
The loss also dropped them to 2.5 games behind the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers.
Snell’s start to the 2022 season has not been a good one, and his start last night was indicative of that.
Anytime you throw over 40 pitches in just the first inning, you’re bound to have a short outing.
That was the fate that befell Snell on Monday, as he didn’t even make it through five.