Mets Game 53: Win Over Pirates
Mets 7 Pirates 3
The Mets extend their winning streak to two games with a win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Similar to their recent loss to the Phillies, which was much closer than the final score suggested, this game was closer than 7-3. Luckily, this time, the Mets were on the winning end, scoring four of their seven runs in the final two frames.
Mets Game Notes
Dillon Gee did a fantastic job of holding back the Bucs, firing strikes through seven innings of five-hit ball. He walked none and threw 76 strikes out of 102 pitches.
Meanwhile, the Mets offense outhit the Pirates 15 to 5, but 13 of those hits were singles and they couldn’t get much going in the first six innings of the ballgame. It wasn’t until Josh Thole rapped a two-run double in the seventh that the Mets collected an extra-base hit. With all those singles they wound up leaving 10 men on base in the ballgame.
Every position player in the lineup had at least one hit, except leadoff hitter Willie Harris.
Angel Pagan, Dan Murphy, and Ruben Tejada all had three hits apiece. Mr. RBI Justin Turner drove in one on two hits, including the Mets’ other double.
Pirates starter Charlie Morton did an unbelievable job of preventing the Mets from scoring through most of his six innings of work. He allowed 11 singles in those six innings, but only one earned run scored (two unearned runs scored, though). Once Morton was removed from the game, the Mets feasted on the Bucs’ bullpen, lighting them up for four runs in the final two innings.
Francisco Rodriguez pitched the top of the ninth, but it wasn’t a save situation. However, he did finish the game, giving him 20 finishes for the year. He needs 35 more for the pot of gold.
Next Mets Game
The Mets and Pirates do it again at 7:05 PM on Tuesday night in Flushing. The scheduled starters are R.A. Dickey and James McDonald.