The New York Mets defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates by the score of 6-2 on Monday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. Jenrry Mejia started for the Mets and pitched well and the bullpen shut it down. Ike Davis led the offense for the Mets. Kyle McPherson didn’t pitch too well for the Pirates and their bullpen was pretty good. Neil Walker led the Pirates offense.
Mejia pitched five innings giving up four hits and no runs. He walked two and struck out four and won his first game of the season. Manny Acosta pitched an inning walking a batter, Justin Hampson pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk and Jeurys Familia pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run. Robert Carson didn’t record an out and gave up two hits, Bobby Parnell pitched to two batters and retired them both and Ramon Ramirez pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout. McPherson pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up four hits and four runs with three walks and three strikeouts. He lost his second game of the season. Hisanori Takahashi pitched to one batter and retired him, Jeff Karstens pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and two runs with two strikeouts and Justin Wilson pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts. Chris Leroux pitched a perfect inning.
Fred Lewis had a hit, Daniel Murphy had a hit and David Wright had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Davis had two hits and five RBI, Ruben Tejada had a hit and drew a walk and Josh Thole drew a walk. Davis hit two homeruns and the Mets were 2-4 with runners in scoring position and left two men on base. Murphy had a stolen base and Tejada was caught stealing. Thole had a passed ball.
Alex Presley had a hit, Jose Tabata had a hit and an RBI and Josh Harrison had a hit and drew a walk. Andruw McCutchen had a hit and drew a walk, Garrett Jones had a hit and an RBI and Walker had two hits and drew a walk. Michael McKenry had a hit and drew a walk, Starling Marte drew a walk. McCutchen hit a triple and the Pirates were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Harrison and Marte each had a stolen base.
Davis hit a two run homerun in the fourth to make it 2-0 Mets. Wright hit an RBI single and Davis hit a three run homerun in the fifth to make it 6-0 Mets. Jones hit an RBI single in the eighth and Tabata hit an RBI single in the ninth to make it 6-2 which would be the final score.
The Mets won the first of four games and improved their record to 70-83. The Pirates record fell to 75-78. The two teams will play game two of their series on Tuesday night.