The Pirates offense offered no support for Correia.
It was close into the late innings. Kevin Correia and Chris Capuano were both effective, with Correia retiring the first 14 Met hitters. It ended in a 7-0 laugher with Clint Hurdle watching from the clubhouse.
The Mets first hit came in the fifth inning off the bat of Jason Bay. The Pirates put a runner on in each of the first five innings, but failed to put anyone on third.
The game turned - and turned weird - in the seventh. Daniel Murphy and Angel Pagan both singled to put runners on the corners with one out. Bay's fly ball scored Murphy, but Pagan failed to touch second base making his way back to first and was called out. That ended the inning, but the run stood.
In the bottom of the seventh, Hurdle was tossed arguing the ruling that Pagan had caught a deep drive off the bat of Lyle Overbay. Hurdle's viewpoint was that the ball bounced off the wall and into his glove. The video that I saw looked like it was a good ca...
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.