Thursday, June 26, 2014

The New York Mets start off a long road trip with a loss in Pittsburgh

The New York Mets were defeated by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night.  The game took place at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the final score was 5-2 Pittsburgh.  Daisuke Matsuzaka started for the Mets and didn't pitch well.  The Mets offense produced nine hits but no player had more than a hit. 

Matsuzaka pitched six innings giving up five hits and five runs with four walks and four strikeouts.  Matsuzaka lost his second game of the season.  Carlos Torres pitched an inning giving up two hits and a walk, Josh Edgin pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Vic Black pitched to one batter and retired him. 

Vance Worley won his second game of the season pitching seven innings giving up seven hits and a run.  He walked two and struck out four.  Tony Watson pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with two strikeouts and Mark Melancon pitched a perfect inning to save his 14th game of the season. 

Curtis Granderson drew a walk, Daniel Murphy had a hit and David Wright had a hit and an RBI.  Lucas Duda had a hit and an RBI, Bobby Abreu had a hit and drew a walk and Juan Lagares had a hit.  Travis d'Arnaud had a hit, Ruben Tejada had a hit and Matsuzaka had a hit.  Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a hit, Murphy and Wright each hit a double.  Duda hit a homerun and the Mets were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

Gregory Polanco had two hits, four RBI and drew a walk, Andrew McCutchen had a hit and drew a walk and Ike Davis drew two walks.  Pedro Alvarez had three hits, Jordy Mercer drew a walk and Worley had a hit.  Snider had a hit, McCutchen hit a double and Polanco hit a homerun.  The Pirates were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Polanco had a stolen base, Davis was caught stealing and Harrison had an outfield assist. 

In the third Polanco hit an RBI groundout to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead.  Duda hit a solo homerun to tie the game in the fourth.  In the bottom of the fourth Davis was picked off but got caught in a run down long enough that a run scored giving the Pirates a 2-1 lead.  Polanco hit a three run homerun in the fifth to give the Pirates a 5-1 lead.  The Mets would add another run in the eighth on a Wright RBI double.  The final score was 5-2 and the two teams will play game two of their four game series on Friday night. 

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