The New York Mets were defeated by the Pittsburgh Pirates by the score of 7-3. The game was played at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. Sean Marcum started and pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up nine hits and six runs with two strikeouts. Robert Carson pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit, Scott Atchison pitched two innings giving up a hit and striking out two and Scott Rice pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with two walks.
Ruben Tejada had a hit, David Wright had two hits and Jordany Valdespin had a hit and an RBI. Ike Davis had two hits, Anthony Recker had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Juan Lagares had a hit. Andrew Brown had a hit and an RBI. Wright and Lagares each hit a double, Recker and Valdespin each hit a homerun. The Mets were 1-12 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Wright committed an error and Byrd had an outfield assist. Carson had a pickoff.
Wandy Rodriguez earned his third win pitching six innings and giving up six hits and a run. He walked none and struck out two. Vin Mazzaro pitched two innings giving up a hit, Jose Contreras pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a walk and Jason Grilli earned his 14th save of the season pitching to one batter and retiring him.
Starling Marte had three hits and an RBI,Jordy Mercer had two hits and drew a walk and Garrett Jones had three hits and three RBI. Jose Tabata had a hit, Pedro Alvarez had two hits and an RBI and Michael McKenry had a hit. Rodriguez had an RBI, Gaby Sanchez drew a walk and Jones and McKenry each hit a double. Jones hit a homerun and the Pirates were 5-11 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Marte was picked off.
In the second Alvarez hit an RBI single, Rodriguez grounded into a force out scoring another run and Marte hit an RBI single to make it 3-0 Pirates. Jones hit a three run homerun in the fifth and gave the Pirates a 6-0 lead. Recker hit a solo homerun in the fifth to make it 6-1 Pirates. In the ninth McCutchen grounded into a double play and a run scored making it 7-1 Pirates. In the ninth the Mets scored a couple of runs to make it 7-3 which was the final score. Valdespin hit a solo homerun and Brown hit an RBI single.
The Mets record dropped to 14-18 and the Pirates improved their record to 19-16. The two teams will play game three of their four game series on Saturday afternoon.
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