Monday, June 13, 2011

Mets Bats Are Quiet In Loss To Pirates

Despite a solid outing from Mike Pelfrey, the Mets failed to do anything offensively, falling to the Pirates by a score of 3-1.

  • Pelfrey went seven innings and gave up two runs on four hits, while striking out six. He allowed an RBI single in the first inning to Neil Walker, and a solo home run off the bat of Brandon Wood in the fifth inning.
  • The Mets only run of the game came in the eighth inning on yet another weird play. Jose Reyes hit a sacrifice fly to left field, scoring Ruben Tejada. Apparantly unaware that Pirates left fielder Jose Tabata had caught the ball, Lucas Duda was doubled up at first base. This wouldn't be their only base running blunder of the night, however.
  • Daniel Murphy. Ugh. Murphy was caught off second base during the fifth inning, while Pelfrey was at the plate trying to bunt him over.
  • The eighth inning was not the Mets bullpen's finest hour. Manny Acosta was put in the game because he needed some work. After his outing, it's clear he still needs some work. After getting a quick ground out to start the inning, he promptly loaded the bases. Tim Byrdak took over for Acosta and proceeded to walk in a run. D.J. Carrasco, recently recalled from Buffalo, was finally able to get the third out of the inning.
Next up: The Mets head to Atlanta Tuesday to begin a three-game series against the Braves. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

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