Pirates Sink The Mets 5-2
The New York Mets (37-45) took on the Pittsburgh Pirates (42-40) this afternoon at PNC Park for the final game of a four game series. Bartolo Colon squared off against Edinson Volquez, as the Mets looked to split the series with the Bucs before heading off to Atlanta after the game.
What you should know:
The Pirates got off to an early start, with Ike Davis driving in two with an opposite field single, his first hit against the Mets since being traded.
The score would stay 3-0 Pirates until the bottom of the fourth inning when Pedro Alvarez crushed a two-run homer, making it 5-0 Pittsburgh.
The Mets had countless opportunities with runners in scoring position, several times with less than two outs, but couldn’t execute — as usual.
Bartolo Colon didn’t have his best stuff today, as he fell to 8-6 on the season. He would pitch six innings, allowing five runs on seven hits, while striking out two and walking one.
Edinson Volquez worked himself out of trouble countless times this afternoon, holding the Mets scoreless over six innings, allowing eight hits and walking one while striking out seven.
The Mets would score two runs in the top of the ninth and get the tying run to the plate, but it would be too little too late, as Mark Melancon would come in and shut the door with two outs.