The Mets had yet another tough loss to the Pirates this afternoon at PNC Park. Mike Pelfrey got bombed and gave up 9 runs in 3 innings, but the offense wasn’t quite able to get the lead. Mets lost all three games against the Pirates during the series with the rain out shortening the series. Mets lose to the Pirates 11-6.
Mike Pelfrey started the game off poorly and it just got worse from there. He only went 3.2 innings, and finished the day giving up 9 runs on 9 hits He walked 4 and struck out 3 on 83 pitches, and his ERA jumped to 4.85 on the season. Pelfrey is now 4-2 on the season.
Ken Takahashi came into the game, striking out the last guy to finish the inning for Pelfrey. Sean Green pitched two scoreless innings for the Mets and allowed no hits, while striking out one.
JJ Putz gave up two runs during the seventh inning in yet another bad performance, and Pedro Feliciano got the final three outs in the eight inning, striking out one.
The Mets offense was able to score three runs in the second inning and draw within one thanks to Dan Murphy, Alex Cora, and Luis Castillo. After our pitching gave up another run, they were was able to get one back on a Beltran homerun in the fourth. It was his seventh homer of the season. Later, Wright walked and stole his 13th stolen base, F-Martinez got him in on a double in the fifth inning. Wright also had an RBI double in the ninth inning to score Castillo.
David Wright broke out of a slump with two hits and two walks for the Mets, who have lost four of five.
Carlos Beltran, playing his first game in five days because of a stomach virus, homered and doubled off the wall for New York.
Omir Santos and Daniel Murphy each had a hit in the game.
This day in Mets history, the New York Mets selected Darryl Strawberry in first round (first pick overall) of the MLB amateur draft on June 3, 1980.
Emil Brown had his first at-bat for the Mets in the game and grounded out as a pinch-hitter.
Tim Redding (0-2, 9.20) will start the first game of the weekend series against the Nationals and be opposed by Shairon Martis (5-1, 5.71).