San Diego Padres advance to second round of MLB playoffs
After Seattle, Philadelphia and Cleveland, qualified for the second round of the MLB play-offs on Saturday, it was the turn of the San Diego Padres to validate their ticket on Sunday. The California franchise managed the feat of leaving, by two wins to one, the New York Mets, one of the best teams in the regular season, who had won 101 games (out of 162 played).
San Diego had already created the surprise, clearly winning the first game (7-1), before being beaten (7-3) in the next. During the third and final opposition, played in New York, the Padres delivered a new demonstration (6-0). They conceded just one strike from the Mets. San Diego pitcher Joe Musgrove worked seven innings before being replaced.
Funny scene: New York coach Buck Showalter suspected Musgrove of using a product to coat and tamper with his balls. The referee therefore searched his cap and his glove, as well as … his ears (see below). In the second round of the play-offs, the Padres will face the Los Angeles Dodgers, the No. 1 regular season team.