The Mets couldn't finish their road trip on a high note, as they fell to the Padres, 3-2, at Petco Park on Wednesday afternoon. > Box score
Six things to know about Wednesday's game...
1) Wilmer Font made his Mets debut this afternoon, and he did a solid job over four innings. In 60 pitches, Font allowed two runs on three hits while collecting one strikeout and no walks. The Mets should feel fine with sending Font back out to start if they need him to moving forward.
2) After being the hero last night, Pete Alonso had yet another 0-for-4 performance at the plate to end this road trip. He had two strikeouts, including one in the ninth inning that got the Petco Park crowd riled up (Chris Paddack, of course, had to scream with emotion too).
3) There is no knocking Jeff McNeil's hustle, and he showed why today. In the first inning, he took advantage of a lazy Padres defense and sprinted his way to second base to kick off the game. Amed Rosario singled him home to get the Mets on the board. Though he may have wanted another crack at Eric Hosmer opposite field homer, McNeil still had a solid 2-for-4 game. His average is an above-average .356 this season.
4) Tomas Nido did a lot of good in his start behind the plate, but he'll probably be kicking himself for how it all ended. His first at-bat saw a ball go over the center field wall for a solo homer. And he had a nice pickoff of Manuel Margot to end an inning as well. But with two runners on and two outs in the ninth, he struck out on three pitches to Kirby Yates to kill the Mets' comeback.
5) Brandon Nimmo made a spectacular diving catch in the first to rob Manny Machado of an extra-base hit. He also just missed a homer for his only hit on the day, which Margot almost made a terrific grab himself out in center field.
6) As a team, the Mets struck out a total 13 times on the day.
The Mets will hope some home cooking brings the win their way. The host the Marlins starting on Friday with Zack Wheeler and Pablo Lopez on the mound at 7:10 p.m.