Sunday, June 12, 2011

An Eventful 7th Inning Leads To A Mets Win

The Mets beat up on the Pirates this afternoon, winning 7-0.

  • Chris Capuano went six innings, giving up three hits, while striking out five and walking two. He pitched a nice game, and he finally got some support from the Mets' offense to get a win.
  • Jose Reyes went 3-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. Reyes hit his third home run of the season in the ninth inning. PAY THE MAN.
  • Even the bench showed some life today. With two outs in the eighth inning, Willie Harris hit a single to kick start the Mets' four run inning. Scott Hairston later had a pinch-hit home run in the ninth.
  • Justin Turner, Carlos Beltran and Angel Pagan all drove in a combined four RBIs in the eighth inning.
  • What would be a Mets game without a little controversy. In the top of the seventh inning, Daniel Murphy hit a single and later advanced to third base on a single by Pagan. Jason Bay then hit a fly ball to center field, which was caught by Andrew McCutchen. Murphy tagged from third, and Pagan returned to first base. On his way back to first, however, Pagan did not retouch second base, and was subsequently called out. The run scored by Murphy was then removed, but after much deliberation, Bay was awarded with a sacrifice fly and the RBI.
  • In the bottom of the seventh inning, Pagan made a leaping catch to rob Lyle Overbay of a possible home run. The Pirates argued that Pagan did not catch the ball, but trapped the ball against the wall instead. The umpires stuck with the original call, and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was ejected.
Next up: The Mets close out their series with Pittsburgh Monday night, sending Mike Pelfrey to the mound to take on Paul Maholm. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

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