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The San Diego Padres' Will Venable sticks his

The San Diego Padres' Will Venable sticks his tongue out heading to first after watching his walk-off home run stay fair against the Mets. (Aug. 18, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

The Mets fell to the San Diego Padres, 4-3, on a walk-off home run by Will Venable Sunday to wrap up their four-game series at Petco Park.

The San Diego Padres' Will Venable sticks his
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The San Diego Padres' Will Venable sticks his tongue out heading to first after watching his walk-off home run stay fair against the Mets. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Pedro Feliciano (55) watches as the San Diego
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Pedro Feliciano (55) watches as the San Diego Padres' Will Venable, left, rounds the bases with a walk-off home run in the ninth inning. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Mets pinch hitter Andrew Brown drives a double
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Mets pinch hitter Andrew Brown drives a double to the center field fence to bring in Omar Quintanilla in the seventh inning against the San Diego Padres. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Mets' Omar Quintanilla (3) is greeted at the
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Mets' Omar Quintanilla (3) is greeted at the dugout after scoring the go-ahead run against the San Diego Padres in the seventh inning. (Aug. 18, 2013)

San Diego Padres left fielder Logan Forsythe runs
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San Diego Padres left fielder Logan Forsythe runs down a deep fly at the fence hit by the Mets' Justin Turner to end the fifth inning and strand two baserunners. (Aug. 18, 2013)

San Diego Padres' Alexi Amarista, right, drives a
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San Diego Padres' Alexi Amarista, right, drives a long sacrifice fly to center field against the Mets in the fifth inning. (Aug. 18, 2013)

San Diego Padres' Nick Hundley, right, gives a
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San Diego Padres' Nick Hundley, right, gives a two-handed high-five coming back to the dugout after scoring the tying run against the Mets in the fifth inning. (Aug. 18, 2013)

San Diego Padres shortstop Alexi Amarista, top left,
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San Diego Padres shortstop Alexi Amarista, top left, hurdles Juan Lagares while relaying to first to get Travis d'Arnaud out for a double play in the second inning. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Marlon Byrd drives an RBI double to rightfield
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Marlon Byrd drives an RBI double to rightfield in the first inning of a game against the San Diego Padres. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Justin Turner is congratulated at the dugout after
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Justin Turner is congratulated at the dugout after scoring on a double by Marlon Byrd in the first inning. (Aug. 18, 2013)

San Diego Padres centerfielder Will Venable hurdles rightfielder
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San Diego Padres centerfielder Will Venable hurdles rightfielder Chris Denorfia, who missed a diving attempt to catch a run-producing double by Marlon Byrd in the first inning. (Aug. 18, 2013)

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Eric Stults works
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San Diego Padres starting pitcher Eric Stults works against the Mets in the first inning of a game in San Diego. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Matt Harvey delivers a pitch during a game
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Matt Harvey delivers a pitch during a game against the San Diego Padres. (Aug. 18, 2013)

Jenrry Mejia pitches during the first inning against
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Jenrry Mejia pitches during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on Aug. 17, 2013.

Eric Young Jr. of the Mets calls for
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Eric Young Jr. of the Mets calls for time after stealing second base in front of the tag of Alexi Amarista of the San Diego Padres during the third inning. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Jenrry Mejia of the Mets pitches during the
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Jenrry Mejia of the Mets pitches during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. (Aug. 17, 2013)

San Diego Padres third baseman Logan Forsythe, left,
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San Diego Padres third baseman Logan Forsythe, left, throws to first to get the out on Mets' Travis d'Arnaud as shortstop Alexi Amarista, right, looks on during the fifth inning. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Mets' Travis d'Arnaud flies out to center field
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Mets' Travis d'Arnaud flies out to center field at bat against the San Diego Padres during the fourth inning. (Aug. 17, 2013)

San Diego Padres' Nick Hundley points skyward as
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San Diego Padres' Nick Hundley points skyward as he rounds third base after hitting a two-run home run against the Mets during the fourth inning. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Eric Young Jr. of the Mets scores ahead
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Eric Young Jr. of the Mets scores ahead of the throw to Nick Hundley of the San Diego Padres during the third inning. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Mets Eric Young Jr., right, slides in safely
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Mets Eric Young Jr., right, slides in safely into home to score as San Diego Padres catcher Nick Hundley, left, waits for the ball during the third inning. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud, left, talks with starting
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Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud, left, talks with starting pitcher Jenrry Mejia, right, as they walk back to the mound while playing San Diego Padres during the second inning. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Mets Travis d'Arnaud warms up as he waits
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Mets Travis d'Arnaud warms up as he waits to bat against the San Diego Padres during the third inning. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Mets manager Terry Collins, right, argues with first
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Mets manager Terry Collins, right, argues with first base umpire Gerry Davis after Jenry Mejia grounded out to the pitcher to end the second inning against the San Diego Padres. (Aug. 17, 2013)

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Edinson Volquez throws
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San Diego Padres starting pitcher Edinson Volquez throws against the Mets during the first inning. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Mets starting pitcher Jenrry Mejia throws against the
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Mets starting pitcher Jenrry Mejia throws against the San Diego Padres during the first inning. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Mets right fielder Marlon Byrd, center, high-kicks alongside
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Mets right fielder Marlon Byrd, center, high-kicks alongside relief pitcher David Aardsma, right, while stretching before playing the San Diego Padres in a baseball game San Diego. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud, right, jokes with teammate
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Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud, right, jokes with teammate right fielder Marlon Byrd before playing the San Diego Padres in a baseball game on Saturday in San Diego. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud, center, looks on as
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Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud, center, looks on as teammates first baseman Josh Satin, right, and third baseman Wilmer Flores talk before playing the San Diego Padres. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud warms up before playing
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Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud warms up before playing the San Diego Padres. (Aug. 17, 2013)

New York Mets fielder Marlon Byrd, left, adjusts
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New York Mets fielder Marlon Byrd, left, adjusts the sunglasses of teammate catcher Travis d'Arnaud, right, before playing the San Diego Padres in a baseball game on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud, center front, warms up
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Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud, center front, warms up with teammates before playing the San Diego Padres. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Mets' Daniel Murphy admires the flight of his
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Mets' Daniel Murphy admires the flight of his two-run homer against the San Diego Padres in the fourth inning. (Aug. 16, 2013)

Mets' Daniel Murphy connects on a two-run homer
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Mets' Daniel Murphy connects on a two-run homer against the San Diego Padres in the fourth inning. (Aug. 16, 2013)

Mets' Daniel Murphy rounds the bases as San
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Mets' Daniel Murphy rounds the bases as San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley looks away and Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy stands on the mound in the fourth inning. (Aug. 16, 2013)

Mets' Daniel Murphy, right, is congratulated by Jonathon
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Mets' Daniel Murphy, right, is congratulated by Jonathon Niese after his two-run homer against the San Diego Padres in the fourth inning. (Aug. 16, 2013)

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy stands
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San Diego Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy stands at the front of the pitcher's mound after surrendering a two-run home run to Mets' Daniel Murphy and his third home run in four innings. (Aug. 16, 2013)

San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley, left,
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San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley, left, fails to pick up a slow roller hit by Mets' Josh Satin in the first inning. (Aug. 16, 2013)

Mets' Anthony Recker is congratulated by Daniel Murphy
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Mets' Anthony Recker is congratulated by Daniel Murphy after scoring as San Diego Padres catcher Rene Rivera looks on in the second inning. (Aug. 16, 2013)

Mets shortstop Omar Quintanilla watches as a base
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Mets shortstop Omar Quintanilla watches as a base hit by San Diego Padres' Chris Denorfia trickles into centerfield in the first inning. (Aug. 16, 2013)

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy works
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San Diego Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy works against the Mets in the first inning. (Aug. 16, 2013)

Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese throws against the
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Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese throws against the San Diego Padres in the first inning. (Aug. 16, 2013)

San Diego Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko blows
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San Diego Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko blows a giant bubble while watching batting practice during warmups against the Mets. (Aug. 16, 2013)

San Diego Padres' Jaff Decker gets loose for
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San Diego Padres' Jaff Decker gets loose for early hitting during warmups against the Mets. (Aug. 16, 2013)

Mets bench coach Bob Geren does a bunting
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Mets bench coach Bob Geren does a bunting demonstration while feeding a pitching machine during bunting practice at warmups against the San Diego Padres. (Aug. 16, 2013)

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy does
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San Diego Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy does some stretching exercises before batting practice. (Aug. 16, 2013)

Omar Minaya, former Mets general manager and current
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Omar Minaya, former Mets general manager and current executive with the San Diego Padres, talks with Mets manager Terry Collins. (Aug. 16, 2013)

Mets first baseman Justin Turner makes a off
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Mets first baseman Justin Turner makes a off balance throw while working out at third base during warmups against the San Diego Padres. (Aug. 16, 2013)

San Diego Padres general manager Josh Byrnes, right,
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San Diego Padres general manager Josh Byrnes, right, listens to pitcher Huston Street during warmups against the Mets. (Aug. 16, 2013)

Mets' Marlon Byrd gets loose during warmups against
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Mets' Marlon Byrd gets loose during warmups against the San Diego Padres. (Aug. 16, 2013)

Mets infielder Josh Satin makes a backhand stop
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Mets infielder Josh Satin makes a backhand stop while working out at third base during warmups against the San Diego Padres. (Aug. 16, 2013)

Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler works against the
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Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler works against the San Diego Padres in the first inning. (Aug. 15, 2013)

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross throws
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San Diego Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross throws against the Mets in the first inning. (Aug. 15, 2013)

Marlon Byrd of the Mets connects for a
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Marlon Byrd of the Mets connects for a single during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. (Aug. 15, 2013)

San Diego Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso makes
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San Diego Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso makes a diving attempt for a single by Mets' Marlon Byrd in the first inning. (Aug. 15, 2013)

Zack Wheeler of the Mets pitches during the
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Zack Wheeler of the Mets pitches during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. (Aug. 15, 2013)

Mets left fielder Eric Young Jr. can't make
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Mets left fielder Eric Young Jr. can't make the catch on a drive hit by San Diego Padres' Rene Rivera in the third inning. (Aug. 15, 2013)

Zack Wheeler of the Mets pitches during the
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Zack Wheeler of the Mets pitches during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. (Aug. 15, 2013)

Tyson Ross of the San Diego Padres pitches
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Tyson Ross of the San Diego Padres pitches during the first inning against the Mets at Petco Park. (Aug. 15, 2013)

Tyson Ross of the San Diego Padres pitches
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Tyson Ross of the San Diego Padres pitches in the second inning against the Mets at Petco Park. (Aug. 15, 2013)

Manager Terry Collins of the Mets comes onto
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Manager Terry Collins of the Mets comes onto the field during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. (Aug. 15, 2013)

Zack Wheeler of the Mets pitches during the
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Zack Wheeler of the Mets pitches during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. (Aug. 15, 2013)

Tyson Ross of the San Diego Padres pitches
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Tyson Ross of the San Diego Padres pitches during the first inning against the Mets at Petco Park. (Aug. 15, 2013)

San Diego Padres' Will Venable loosens up outside
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San Diego Padres' Will Venable loosens up outside the batting cage during warmups for a baseball game against the Mets. (Aug. 15, 2013)

San Diego Padres' Alexi Amarista goes for a
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San Diego Padres' Alexi Amarista goes for a backhand stop while working out at shortstop with several other players during warmups against the Mets. (Aug. 15, 2013)

San Diego Padres manager Bud Black smiles during
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San Diego Padres manager Bud Black smiles during the pregame dugout interview before a game against the Mets. (Aug. 15, 2013)

Mets' Josh Satin gets loose for batting practice
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Mets' Josh Satin gets loose for batting practice during warmups against the San Diego Padres. (Aug. 15, 2013)

San Diego Padres' Logan Forsythe makes a deep
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San Diego Padres' Logan Forsythe makes a deep throw from the hole at shortstop during warmups against the Mets. (Aug. 15, 2013)

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