Sunday, June 29, 2014

The New York Mets defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates



The New York Mets defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the final score was 5-3 Mets.  Jon Niese started and pitched well, the bullpen was really good and Eric Campbell led the offense with three hits. 

Niese pitched six innings giving up seven hits and three runs.  He walked three and struck out five and earned his fifth win of the season.  Jeurys Familia pitched two perfect innings with a strikeout and Jennry Mejia pitched a perfect inning to earn his eighth save of the season. 

Gerrit Cole pitched four innings giving up seven hits and five runs with three walks and four strikeouts.  Cole lost his fourth game of the season.  Stolmy Pimentel pitched four innings giving up two hits and a walk.  He struck out seven, Ernesto Frieri pitched a perfect inning. 

Curtis Granderson drew a walk, Ruben Tejada had a hit and drew a walk and Daniel Murphy had a hit and two RBI.  Lucas Duda had a hit, Campbell had three hits and an RBI and Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Anthony Recker had a hit, Eric Young Jr. had a hit and drew a walk, Campbell hit two doubles and Recker hit a double.  The Mets were 3-11 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Young Jr. had three stolen bases, Granderson and Campbell had one each.  Niese committed an error.

Jordy Mercer had a hit, Andrew McCutchen had a hit and Gaby Sanchez had a hit.  Josh Harrison had two hits, Neil Walker had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Pedro Alvarez had an RBI and drew a walk.  Chris Stewart had an RBI and drew a walk, Cole had a hit and McCutchen and Sanchez each hit a double.  The Pirates were 3-10 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

In the first Campbell hit an RBI double, a wild pitch scored a run and Nieuwenhuis hit an RBI single to give the Mets a 3-0 lead.  In the second they took a 5-0 lead on a Murphy two run single.  The Pirates would crawl back into the game.  In the fourth Alvarez and Stewart each had an RBI walk.  In the fifth Walker hit an RBI single to make it 5-3 and that was the final score.  The two teams will play one more game of their four game series on Sunday afternoon. 

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