The Pirates lineup continues to struggle to be consistent over their last several weeks. After belting out 18 hits in the win on Sunday, it looked as if maybe the team had found a spark to finish off the season strong. That wasn't the case against the New York Mets on Monday at Citi Field.

Not until the eighth inning were the Pirates able to plate a run off the Mets bullpen. Andrew McCutchen legged out a triple into the gap in right center field and scored after Garrett Jones connected for an RBI single off a southpaw to break up the shutout. They were able to tack on one more run in the ninth with an RBI single from Jose Tabata to plate Michael McKenry. But they were the only two that were able to touch home plate.

Tabata has been doing his share in the batters box recently. The out...

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