The New York Mets defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. The game took place at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the final score was 6-5 in ten innings. Noah Syndergaard started for the Mets and pitched pretty well and the offense was led by Yoenis Cespedes who had three hits and Michael Conforto who had three RBI.
Syndergaard pitched six innings giving up seven hits and three runs with two of them being earned. He walked two and struck out five, Jim Henderson pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout. Addison Reed won his first game of the season pitching two innings and giving up a hit and he struck out one and Jeurys Familia earned his 19th save of the season pitching an inning and walking three with a strikeout.
Jameson Taillon pitched six innings giving up six hits and three runs with two walks and three strikeouts. A.J. Schugel pitched an inning giving up a run and a walk with two strikeouts, Jared Hughes pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with two walks and Tony Watson pitched a perfect inning with three strikeouts. Cory Luebke pitched an inning giving up three hits and a run with a walk and he lost his first game of the season.
Alejandro De Aza drew a walk, Conforto had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk and Cespedes had three hits. Neil Walker had a hit and drew two walks, James Loney had a hit and Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and drew two walks. Ty Kelly had two hits and two RBI, Wilmer Flores had a hit and an RBI and Syndergaard had a hit. Cabrera and Syndergaard each hit a double. Kelly and Conforto had a homerun and the Mets were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Walker committed an error.
John Jaso had two hits and an RBI, Andrew McCuthchen had a hit and drew two walks and Gregory Polanco had three hits and an RBI. Jung Ho Kang had a hit and an RBI, Josh Harrison had a hit and an RBI and Francisco Cervelli had a hit and drew two walks. Jordy Mercer drew a walk, Sean Rodriguez had a hit and Chris Stewart drew a walk. Polanco hit three doubles, Rodriguez, Jaso and Harrison each hit a double and the Pirates were 3-16 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base. Kang , Polanco each had a stolen base and Harrison had two stolen bases.
In the first Polanco hit an RBI double giving the Pirates a 1-0 lead. Kang hit an RBI single to make it a 2-0 game. In the fourth Kelly hit a two run homerun to tie the game at two. In the bottom of the fourth Jaso hit an RBI double to give the Pirates a 3-2 lead. Conforto hit a sac fly in the fifth and the game was tied at three. In the seventh Polanco hit an RBI double and it was 4-3 Pirates. Harrison hit a sac fly to make it 5-3 Pirates. In the eighth Conforto hit a two run homerun to tie the game at five. In the tenth Flores hit an RBI single giving the Mets a 6-5 lead and that would be the final score.
The Mets salvaged the third and final game of the series. They will now head to Milwaukee to take on the Brewers on Thursday night.