MMO Game Recap: Pirates 5, Mets 2

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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.

After a fielder’s choice, Pedro Alvarez doubled in Josh Harrison, as the Pirates put up a 3 spot in the first inning.

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.

On deck:

The Mets take on the Atlanta Braves tomorrow night at Turner Field with Zack Wheeler squaring off against Mike Minor.

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Rob Piersall is a fourth-year student at SUNY New Paltz, studying journalism with a minor in communications. He is also the managing editor for his school's newspaper, The Oracle. A Mets fan since the age of six in 2001, Rob is senior editor here at MMO. His favorite thing is reporting breaking Mets news and transactions as well as writing columns. He is also ready to see what Mickey Callaway brings to the table in 2018. LGM! Follow Rob on Twitter: @RobPiersall.