Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/4/12
R.A. Dickey was the hard luck loser as the Padres defeated the Mets by a score of 3-2 last night at Petco Field. Things were going perfectly for Dickey as he held the Padres hitless until Yonder Alonso singled with one out in the fifth inning. The Padres manufactured a run in the bottom of the sixth when Everth Cabrera walked, was bunted over to second, stole third and finally scored on a sac fly by Chris Denorfia. That tied the game at 1-1. However the back-breaker in this contest came in the seventh when Carlos Quentin who had singled scored on a Yonder Alonso double. The throw from Ronny Cedeno to the plate beat Quentin who barreled into Josh Thole was unable to hold onto the ball as the Padres scored the tie-breaking run. Simply put, Thole misplayed it all the way and was so worried about being hit he failed to secure the ball in his glove with his other hand. The Padres went on to win the game and deny R.A. Dickey his 15th win of the season. Instead he gets tagged with the los...
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