Dillon Gee was effective in seven solid innings. The Mets collected 15 hits and got the Pirates bullpen with four late runs to pull away with a 7-3 victory.
The Pirates took an early lead in the second inning. Neil Walker singled and, after Walker was erased on a fielder's choice from Lyle Overbay, Chris Snyder homered to make it 2-0. But Snyder's defense allowed New York to tie it in the bottom of the second off of Charlie Morton. Daniel Murphy and Angel Pagan started the inning with singles. A ground out from Josh Thole allowed both runners to move up. Jason Pridie whiffed but reached on a passed ball from Snyder that also allowed Murphy to score. Ruben Tejada's infield single brought home Murphy to tie it up.
After the homer by Snyder, Gee retired 14 of the next 15 Pirate hitters. The Mets piled up hits (three singles in the fourth) against Charlie Morton but were unable to break through again until the fifth inning. In the fifth Justin Turner was HBP with one out. Carlos ...
Randy is currently living and thriving in suburban Dayton, OH with his wife and two kids. He was raised in Cincinnati, OH and attended Anderson High School. He went to Miami University (Ohio) and received a degree in Paper Science Engineering from MU. He is a devout Christian and a pop culture buff. He coaches his son’s baseball and basketball teams and his daughters softball and basketball teams. Randy has been a Pirates fan since the late 1970s and has fond memories of the 1979 World Series team. He began blogging for Most Valuable Network in 5/2004 after stumbling across a help-wanted sign for a Pirates blogger. He wrote for Pittsburgh Lumber Co. until the site merged with Pirates Prospects in 2/2011.