Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The New York Mets lose their second in a row to the Pittsburgh Pirates

The New York Mets were defeated by the Pittsburgh Pirates by the score of 10-6 on Tuesday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. Collin McHugh started for the Mets and didn’t pitch well, their bullpen did pitch well. The Mets offense was led by David Wright. Wandy Rodriguez started for the Pirates and pitched pretty well, their bullpen was ok except for Resop and Garrett Jones led the Pirates offense. 
McHugh pitched 1 1/3 innings in losing his third game of the season. He gave up five hits and seven runs with three walks. Hampson pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk, Elvin Ramirez pitched two innings giving up a hit and a run with three walks and two strikeouts and Robert Carson retired the only batter that he faced. Ramon Ramirez faced two batters and retired them both, Bobby Parnell pitched an inning striking out one and Jon Rauch pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a strikeout. Rodriguez won his 12th game of the season pitching six innings giving up four hits and three runs with two walks and three strikeouts. Chris Resop pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and three runs with a walk, Jared Hughes pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Jason Grilli pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. Jack Hanrahan pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts.

Ruben Tejada had two hits and drew a walk, Justin Turner had a hit and two RBI and Wright had two hits and three RBI. Ike Davis drew a walk, Andres Torres had a hit and drew a walk and Jordany Valdespin had a hit. Torres hit a double, Turner and Wright each hit a homerun. The Mets were 2-4 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Valdespin had a stolen base, Turner committed an error and Torres had an outfield assist. Hampson had a pickoff.

Presley had two hits, Harrison had two hits and two RBI and Andruw McCutchen had a hit and drew two walks. Jones had two hits, three RBI and drew a walk, Sanchez had an RBI and drew a walk and Pedro Alvarez had a hit, four RBI and drew two walks. Rod Barajas drew a walk, Rodriguez had a hit. McCutchen and Presley hit a double, Harrison hit a triple and Alvarez and Jones hit a homerun. The Pirates were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Presley was caught stealing and Harrison and Jones each committed an error.

In the first inning Sanchez hit into a fielders choice and Alvarez hit a three run homerun. It was 4-0 Pirates and Turner and Wright hit back-to-back homeruns to make it 4-3 in the first inning. The Pirates scored three runs in the second making it 7-3. Harrison hit a two run triple and a run scored on an error. In the fifth Alvarez walked scoring a run making it 8-3. In the seventh Valdespin had an RBI single and Wright hit a two run single to make it 8-6Pirates. In the ninth Jones hit a two run homerun to make it 10-6 and that was the final score.

The Mets record fell to 70-84 and the Pirates record improved to 76-78. The two teams will play the third game of a four game series on Wednesday night.

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