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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 153 - Pirates at Mets - Ike Davis hits two HRs in 6-2 win

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
Pittsburgh (75-78)000000011280
N.Y. Mets (70-83) «00024000x660
W: J. Mejia (1-1) L: K. McPherson (0-2)
HR: PIT - None   NYM - I. Davis (29),I. Davis (30)

Ike Davis hit two homers and knocked in five runs to lead the New York Mets to a 6-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday at Citi Field.

Davis smacked a two-run blast and a three-run shot in consecutive innings for the Mets, who have won four games in a row after losing five straight.

Making his second start of the season, Jenrry Mejia (1-1) tossed five scoreless for New York, but manager Terry Collins capped the 22-year-old's night after throwing 96 pitches. He allowed just four hits and struck out four to earn his first major league win.

Kyle McPherson's (0-2) start lasted just 4 1/3 innings after putting two runners on in the fifth. He surrendered Davis' first homer and was charged with four runs on four hits. He struck out three.

Garrett Jones and Jose Tabata each drove in a run for Pittsburgh, which has dropped a woeful 18 of its last 23 games.

After Davis' two-run homer in the fourth, Josh Thole led off the fifth with a walk. Fred Lewis singled two batters later before David Wright singled to left to plate Thole. Davis then strolled to the plate and stroked his 30th homer of the season to give the Mets a 6-0 lead.

Since snapping their 16 consecutive game streak of scoring three runs or fewer at home on Friday, the Mets have been scorching hot at the plate. In the last four games, the Mets have scored 20 runs, just one short of the total amount that they produced during that disastrous stretch.

The Mets pieced together the final four innings with six different pitchers out of the bullpen. They allowed just two runs on four hits as a collective unit.

Andrew McCutchen drilled a line drive to center for a triple in the eighth and came around to score on Jones' base hit. After Michael McKenry walked and advanced to second on defensive indifference in the ninth, Tabata drove him in with a single over the head of Daniel Murphy to score Pittsburgh's final run.

Game Notes

The Mets' four-game winning streak at home is their longest since winning four in a row from June 18-22 ... Wright is just two hits shy of tying Ed Kranepool for the most in franchise history ... The Pirates' pitching staff is just three strikeouts shy of tying their club record for most in a season after striking out seven on Monday.

Box Score:

Alex Presley LF301000000.238
  Jose Tabata PH-LF201100000.243
Josh Harrison SS401000010.243
Andrew McCutchen CF311001011.336
Garrett Jones RF401100001.275
Neil Walker 2B302000010.280
Gaby Sanchez 1B400000001.227
Pedro Alvarez 3B400000000.242
Michael McKenry C311000010.247
Kyle McPherson P200000001.000
  Hisanori Takahashi P000000000.000
  Jeff Karstens P000000000.107
  Starling Marte PH000000010.253
  Justin Wilson P000000000.000
  Chris Leroux P000000000.000
  Travis Snider PH100000001.246
Fred Lewis RF-LF411000001.176
  Bobby Parnell P000000000.000
  Ramon Ramirez P000000000.000
Daniel Murphy 2B401000000.291
David Wright 3B321100010.304
Ike Davis 1B422500201.227
Scott Hairston CF-LF400000000.263
Lucas Duda LF300000001.243
  Justin Hampson P000000000.000
  Jeurys Familia P000000000.000
  Robert Carson P000000000.000
  Andres Torres CF000000000.221
Ruben Tejada SS201000010.288
Josh Thole C210000011.242
Jenrry Mejia P100000001.000
  Jordany Valdespin PH100000001.239
  Manny Acosta P000000000.000
  Mike Baxter RF100000001.265

LOB_Pittsburgh 9, NY Mets 2. 3B_A.McCutchen. HR_I.Davis (29) off K.McPherson, I.Davis (30) off J.Karstens. SB_J.Harrison (6), S.Marte (10), D.Murphy (9). CS_R.Tejada. GIDP_G.Jones, G.Sanchez. DP_NY Mets 2 (D.Murphy, R.Tejada, D.Wright and J.Thole), (I.Davis, R.Tejada and B.Parnell).

Kyle McPherson (L 0-2)4.144433183-463.54
Hisanori Takahashi0.10000003-212.71
Jeff Karstens1.122202120-134.00
Justin Wilson1.000002013-72.08
Chris Leroux1.000000018-116.30
Jenrry Mejia (W 1-1)5.040024096-624.91
Manny Acosta1.000010022-116.80
Justin Hampson0.20001009-33.38
Jeurys Familia0.211100013-811.37
Robert Carson0.020000010-84.85
Bobby Parnell0.20000003-22.71
Ramon Ramirez1.011111023-144.28

R.Carson pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

T_3:14. A_22072.
Umpires_Home,Manny Gonzalez; First, Greg Gibson; Second, Phil Cuzzi; Third, Gerry Davis.

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