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Video: Francisco Mejia hits walk-off grand slam to complete Padres’ comeback

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Padres catcher Francisco Mejia hit a walk-off grand slam to cap a five-run bottom of the ninth inning in a 7-3 win over the Rangers. Trailing 3-2 entering the frame, Franmil Reyes hit a one-out single and was then pinch-run for by Travis Jankowski. Freddy Galvis knocked in Jankowski with a double to tie the game at three apiece. With two outs, A.J. Ellis and Cory Spangenberg both drew walks to load the bases for Mejia, who delivered.

Mejia, 22, was acquired by the Padres from the Indians in the Brad Hand and Adam Cimber trade in mid-July. In 10 games since his call-up earlier this month, Mejia is hitting .259/.333/.630 with three homers, eight RBI, and five runs scored.

MLB Pipeline rates Mejia as the Padres’ No. 3 prospect and No. 21 overall in baseball.

Mets are interested in Rick Porcello

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Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are interested in free agent pitcher Rick Porcello and have been speaking to his agent.

Porcello is coming off a pretty dreadful 2019 season in which he went 14-12 with a 5.52 ERA in 32 starts. That ERA was the worst in the majors among qualified starters. He’s also pretty homer happy. But (a) he’s durable; and (b) a change of scenery and a move to a more pitcher-friendly division and park might do him some good, so it’s not like he’s a bad guy for the Mets to be looking at. He’s only going to be 31 next season and he’s just a year removed from a decent season.

There are far worse bounceback candidates.