The New York Mets were defeated by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday afternoon. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 8-1 Pirates. Matt Harvey started and pitched ok for the Mets. The Mets bullpen was not good at all and the offense didn't do too much.
Harvey pitched six innings giving up seven hits and a run with a walk and six strikeouts. Bobby Parnell took his third loss of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and four runs with two of the runs being earned. He walked two, Eric O'Flaherty pitched an inning giving up three hits and a run and Carlos Torres pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up three hits and two runs with two walks and three strikeouts.
Jeff Locke pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up four hits and a run with two walks and five strikeouts. Arquimedes Caminero won his fourth game of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning and struck out one, Antonio Bastardo pitched two perfect innings with four strikeouts and Joakim Soria pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts.
Juan Lagares had a hit, Yoenis Cespedes drew a walk and Daniel Murphy had a hit. Travis d'Arnaud had two hits and an RBI, Ruben Tejada drew a walk and d'Arnaud hit a double. d'Arnaud hit a homerun and the Mets were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Parnell committed an error and d'Arnaud had a passed ball.
Gregory Polanco had two hits and an RBI, Starling Marte had two hits and an RBI and Neil Walker had a hit and drew two walks. Aramis Ramirez had four hits and three RBI, Pedro Alvarez had two hits and two RBI, and Andrew McCutchen drew a walk. Travis Ishikawa had two hits, Chris Stewart had a hit and Pedro Florimon drew two walks. Sean Rodriguez had a hit, Walker, Rodriguez and Ramirez each hit a double and Marte and Polanco each hit a triple. Alvarez hit a homerun and the Pirates were 5-13 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.
In the second Alvarez hit a solo homerun to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead. In the second d'Arnaud hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one. In the seventh Polanco hit an RBI single to make it 2-1 Pirates. A passed ball made it 3-1, Ramirez hit an RBI single to make it 4-1 and Alvarez hit an RBI single to push the Pirates lead to 5-1. In the eighth Marte hit an RBI single and it was 6-1 Pirates. Ramirez hit a two run double to make it 8-1 and that would be the final score. The Mets were swept by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the three game series. The Mets will be off on Monday and play a brief two game series in Baltimore starting on Tuesday night.