The New York Mets were defeated by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night. The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 5-3 in 14 innings. Jon Niese started for the Mets and pitched ok and the bullpen was good until the 14th inning. Yoenis Cespedes and Ruben Tejada each had two hits.
Niese pitched six innings giving up five hits nad three runs with two walks and five strikeouts. Carlos Torres pitched a perfect inning, Tyler Clippard pitched a perfect inning and Jeurys Familia pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out a batter. Hansel Robles pitched three innings giving up a hit and a walk and struck out three, Sean Gilmartin lost his first game of the season pitching two innings giving up three hits and two runs with two strikeouts.
Charlie Morton pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up four hits and three runs with two of them being earned. He walked one and struck out nine, Joakim Soria pitched to two batters and retired them both, Tony Watson pitched a perfect inning and Arquimedes Caminero pitched an inning giving up a walk and he struck out one. Jared Hughes pitched an inning giving up a hit, Joe Blanton won his fourth game of the season pitching three innings and giving up a hit and a walk with six strikeouts and Mark Melancon saved his 37th game of the season. Melancon pitched an inning giving up a hit.
Cespedes had two hits, Juan Uribe had a hit and an RBI and Kelly Johnson had a hit and drew a walk. Travis d'Arnaud drew a walk, Michael Conforto had a hit and two RBI and Lucas Duda drew a walk. Johnson hit a double, Uribe and Conforto each hit a homerun and the Mets were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Cespedes had a stolen base, Johnson committed an error and Cespedes had an outfield assist. Niese had a pickoff.
Gregory Polanco had three hits and an RBI, Jung Ho Kang had a hit and Andrew McCutchen drew a walk. Aramis Ramirez had a hit and two RBI, Francisco Cervelli had two hits and drew a walk and Michael Morse drew a walk. Chris Stewart had a hit and an RBI, Sean Rodriguez had two hits and an RBI and Cervelli and Rodriguez hit a double. Ramirez and Polanco hit a homerun and the Pirates were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Polanco was caught stealing, Kang was caught stealing and Rodriguez was caught stealing. Cervelli and Ramirez each committed an error.
In the first Ramirez hit a two run homerun to give the Pirates a 2-0 lead. In the third Polanco hit a solo homerun to give the Pirates a 3-0 lead. In the seventh Uribe hit a solo homerun, Conforto hit a two run homerun and the game was tied at three. In the 14th Stewart hit an RBI single to make it 4-3 Pirates and Rodriguez hit an RBI single to make it 5-3 which was the final score. The Pirates have won the first two games of the series and will look to sweep on Sunday afternoon.