Chris Capuano pitches a great first six inning but the pitching and defense fell apart in the seventh. Bullpen continues to struggle. Offense didn’t provide much, but at least the homerless draught is over thanks to Big Red. Also, Reyes returns tomorrow. Mets lose game two to the Pirates 9-3
Chris Capuano started off with quite the great start with entering the seventh inning only giving up four hits and no runs allowed. Chris kept his pitch count down and had quite the defense behind him. However, the seventh inning, it looked like everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. Capuano gave up three straight no out infield singles, and a fourth straight hit with an RBI single going into center. The Mets defense, who were on fire tonight, seemed to just completely fell apart. Cap, Pagan, Murphy, and Harris all miss play a hit in the inning. Capuano was pulled once the first run was scored. Cap ended his start with 6+ innings pitched, 8 hits, 5 runs, one walk, and two strikeouts. Always tough to see a guy have one inning mess up a great, great start.
Pedro Beato came after Cap couldn’t record an out in the seventh. He pitched the seventh inning with two hits and two strikeouts. Next inning was not the same. He gave a hit, walk and three runs. What happened to the 0 ERA Beato? Mike O’Connor stepped in and immediately gave up two hits, a walk, and a run. He was taken out without recording an out. Dale Thayer pitched a scoreless two innings with only one hit.
The Mets offense didn’t have the same kind of game as the series opener. With being matched by hits with the Pirates, is just a sore sight for us fans. The Mets knocked in two runs after a 3.5 inning runless game, with a 2-run single from Tejada. Justin Turner ends Mets 10-game homerless streak with a solo homerun in the eighth.
Daniel Murphy, Ruben Tejada, and Carlos Beltran all had a multiple hit game, while Jason Bay had another 0-fer with 2 Ks.
Willie Harris had 3 K’s tonight and has one hit in his last 11 at-bats. Plus a couple poor plays in the defense. Anybody else been done with him for weeks now? I miss Ike
Angel Pagan continues with baserunning blunders with being caught off first, resulting in a caught stealing.
The seventh inning where both the Mets and the Pirates had a big turn around, but only one for the positive.
Chris Capuano, pre-seventh inning.
Mike Pelfrey, and the return of Jose Reyes, matches against Paul Maholm and the Pirates. Game time is 1:10 PM on SNY.