Showing posts with label Pirates at Mets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pirates at Mets. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 52 - Pirates (0) at Mets (5) - Colon shuts down Pirates


FINAL
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
R
H
E

Pittsburgh
(23-29)
000000000062

New York
(24-28)
01100102x562

W: B. Colon (4-5) L: C. Morton (1-7) S: J. Familia (1)
HR: PIT - None   NYM - D. Wright (4),L. Duda (7)

Recap:

Behind Bartolo Colon's best start of the season, the New York Mets claimed their first series win at home in a month by coming away with a 5-0 triumph over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Colon (4-5) racked up a season-best nine strikeouts -- including the 2,000th of his career -- while limiting the Pirates to five hits and a walk over 7 1/3 sharp innings.

David Wright and Lucas Duda supplied the offense to help the Mets take the rubber match of the three-game set, with Wright finishing 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI and Duda belting a two-run shot and scoring twice.

Hurt by four walks and a pair of Pittsburgh errors, Pirates starter Charlie Morton (1-7) was dealt the loss after being reached for three runs -- two earned -- over 5 1/3 innings.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 52


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 52

1. Juan Lagares (R) CF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
5. Chris Young (R) LF
6. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
7. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
8. Juan Centeno (L) C
9. Bartolo Colon (R) P

Preview: Game 52 - Pirates at Mets - Morton (1-6) vs Colon (3-5)


Preview: Game 52
Pittsburgh Pirates (23-28) at New York Mets (23-28)

Pitching Probables:
Charlie Morton (1-6) 3.29 ERA vs Bartolo Colon (3-5) 5.34 ERA

Broadcast:
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 1:10PM

Preview:

The Mets try to conclude a three-game series with another victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, as Bartolo Colon looks to begin showing some consistency Wednesday.

New York (23-28) is 12-17 at home thanks in large part to a .222 average that ranks among the lowest in baseball. The Mets have shown few signs of improvement lately, averaging 2.8 runs while dropping nine of the past 13 there -- including five of the first eight of this nine-game homestand.

Those issues led to batting coach Dave Hudgens' firing following Monday's 5-3 loss to Pittsburgh, and he was replaced by Lamar Johnson, New York's minor league hitting instructor.

He joined the team Tuesday, and the Mets doubled on four of seven hits in a 4-2 victory.

New York has a chance at back-to-back home wins for the first time since a season-high three-game winning streak from April 23-25.

Giving the ball to Colon (3-5, 5.34 ERA) may not help, despite winning his last official outing.

The right-hander, who turned 41 Saturday, allowed two runs in eight innings of a 5-2 win at Washington on May 17, and his next start was rained out Friday.

Colon, though, has followed each of his first two victories with defeats, surrendering 16 runs and 21 hits -- five homers -- in 9 2/3 innings. However, they both came on the road, and he's been much better in Queens.

He owns a 3.15 ERA in three home starts, but is 1-2 since he's experienced the Mets' offensive woes by being backed by one run in each of those defeats.

Colon is 3-1 with a 1.46 ERA in five career starts against the Pirates (23-28). He faced them for the first time in six years on July 8, yielding one run in seven innings of a 2-1 victory with Oakland.

Pittsburgh has struggled on the road all season, going 7-15 while hitting .223 and averaging 3.3 runs. The Pirates had 12 hits Monday before managing just five singles the next night.

Andrew McCutchen is batting .276 on the road compared to .333 at Pittsburgh.

Charlie Morton (1-6, 3.29) is scheduled to get the ball, looking to build on his first win since Sept 2. The veteran right-hander labored through 108 pitches in 5 2/3 innings of a 4-3 home win over Washington on Friday, allowing one run with four walks while hitting another batter.

Morton was 0-7 with a 3.67 ERA over his 14 previous starts, including an 0-4 record and 4.93 ERA in seven road outings.

He leads the majors with 10 hit batters and his losses are among the most in baseball.

Morton is 0-2 with a 4.34 ERA in five career starts against the Mets, and he'll face Juan Lagares for the first time.

The center fielder has three hits in two games, doubling on one of his two hits while driving in two runs Tuesday.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Happy Recap: Game 51 - Pirates (2) at Mets (4) - Lagares offense and defense leads Mets past Pirates


FINAL
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
R
H
E

Pittsburgh
(23-28)
000002000251

New York
(23-28)
00110200x472

W: V. Black (1-0) L: J. Gomez (0-2) S: J. Mejia (4)
HR: PIT - None   NYM - None

Recap:

Juan Lagares went 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI, including the go-ahead single in the sixth inning that propelled the New York Mets to a 4-2 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the middle test of a three-game series at Citi Field.

Daniel Murphy doubled twice, scored a run and knocked in another for the Mets, who improved to 3-5 on a nine-game homestand that ends Wednesday afternoon.

A day after Jose Valverde blew a save and was given his release, New York used Jenrry Mejia for two innings to close out the win.

Edinson Volquez walked five and allowed two runs on four hits in five laborious innings, but the Pirates took him off the hook when Starling Marte hit a bases-loaded, two-run single in the sixth to even things at 2-2.

The hit ended Jonathon Niese's outing, and Vic Black (1-0) got out of the inning by striking out pinch-hitter Ike Davis to leave the bags full.

The Mets got the two runs right back off reliever Jeanmar Gomez (0-2), who retired two in a row after walking Ruben Tejada to open the home sixth. Two wild pitches advanced Tejada to third, and Lagares took a payoff pitch into left to break the tie.

Murphy slapped Gomez's next pitch into the right-field corner, and Lagares raced all the way around from first for an insurance run.

Black, the player-to-be-named-later on a deal that sent Marlon Byrd to the Pirates at last year's trade deadline, struck out Gaby Sanchez to leave runners on the corners in the seventh, and Mejia got out of a jam in the eighth by getting pinch-hitter Pedro Alvarez to hit into a double play.

Mejia put two on in the ninth but got Sanchez to ground into a fielder's choice to earn his fourth save.

The Mets were playing for the first time with their new hitting coach and went 3-for-16 with runners in scoring position and left 10 on base.

Still, they jumped ahead early.

Bobby Abreu singled through the shift and into right field to bring in Murphy with the game's first run in the third frame, and Lagares, who made a spectacular catch to rob Andrew McCutchen of an extra-base hit in the first inning, doubled off the wall in left to plate Tejada in the fourth.

McCutchen answered Lagares' thievery in the third with a sensational, outstretched diving stab in right-center on a ball hit by his fellow center fielder.

Game Notes

There were 14 total walks ... Lamar Johnson was promoted to hitting coach after the Mets fired Dave Hudgens following Monday's loss ... Niese was charged with two runs on three hits and four walks. He has surrendered three runs or less in 14 consecutive starts ... Volquez has gone winless in his last eight road starts dating back to last year ... Black was recalled from Triple- A Las Vegas after Valverde was released.

Box Score:

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 51


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 51:

1. Juan Lagares (R) CF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Curtis Granderson (L) LF
5. Bobby Abreu (L) RF
6. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
7. Anthony Recker (R) C
8. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
9. Jon Niese (L) P

Preview: Game 51 - Pirates at Mets - Volquez (2-4) vs Niese (3-3)


Preview: Game 51
Pittsburgh Pirates (23-27) (7-14 Away) at New York Mets (22-28) (11-17 Home)

Probable Pitchers:
Edinson Volquez (2-4) 4.37 ERA vs Jon Niese (3-3) 2.70 ERA

Broadcast:
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10 PM

Preview:

Edinson Volquez has struggled away from Pittsburgh this season. He's had an even harder time through his career at Citi Field.

This New York Mets lineup, though, has been quite forgiving at home.

The right-hander will try to overcome his road headaches Tuesday night in New York as the Pirates continue a three-game series against the Mets, who responded to giving away the series opener with coaching and player changes.

New York (22-28), 3-9 since May 14, announced after Monday's 5-3 defeat that it had fired hitting coach Dave Hudgens.

The club also cut reliever Jose Valverde, who gave up the go-ahead hit in the ninth inning to Gaby Sanchez. The Mets' .237 team average is near the bottom of baseball while Valverde's four runs allowed in two-thirds of an inning ballooned his ERA to 5.66.

Volquez (2-4, 4.37 ERA) had possibly his best outing of the season in Thursday's 3-1 victory over Washington, allowing a run and three hits in six innings to earn a win after going 0-4 in his previous five starts.

But that came at home. Volquez is 0-2 with a 5.89 ERA in three road starts and has allowed 11 runs and six home runs over his last two. He's 0-5 with a 6.39 ERA in seven starts away from home since Aug. 12.

At Citi Field, he has lost each of his three starts with a 6.32 ERA.

Jon Niese hasn't allowed more than three runs in 14 straight starts there and looked comfortable at home in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Niese (3-3, 2.70) surrendered three runs and four hits in seven innings to pick up the victory against Zack Greinke.

His ERA has been climbing in his last four starts, but the left-hander has not given up more than three earned runs in 13 consecutive starts -- nine this season.

He's 2-1 with a 4.70 ERA against the Pirates, but Niese's last start against them ended with eight runs allowed in 4 1/3 innings in a 11-2 loss May 11, 2013.

That's the kind of offense Pittsburgh (23-27) has failed to produce this season on the road, where it is batting .226, though a 12-hit effort in Monday's comeback win could have provided a breakthrough.

Lucas Duda showed signs of breaking from his slump, going 2 for 4 with a home run after a 3-for-31 stretch.

New York's starting pitching, meanwhile, continued a strong run, albeit in a small sample size. Since Wednesday, the Mets' rotation has held opponents to a .179 average.

Andrew McCutchen is 4 for 8 against Niese. The Pirates as a team are hitting .312 with 5 HR's vs Niese

Eric Young Jr. landed on the 15-day disabled list prior to Monday's game because of a strained right hamstring.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Monday, May 26, 2014

Recap: Game 50 - Pirates (5) at Mets (3) - Ike's Pirates get some revenge


FINAL
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
R
H
E

Pittsburgh
(23-27)
0000000235123

New York
(22-28)
000020001381

W: T. Watson (5-0) L: J. Valverde (1-1) S: M. Melancon (10)
HR: PIT - G. Sanchez (5)   NYM - L. Duda (6)

Recap:

Gaby Sanchez's clutch single in the ninth drove in the go-ahead run and helped the Pittsburgh Pirates claim a 5-3 come-from-behind win against the New York Mets in the opener of a three-game set at Citi Field.

Neil Walker lined a one-out single and Andrew McCutchen drew a walk to put two on for Sanchez, who smacked a fastball off Jose Valverde (1-1) that plated Walker. McCutchen came around to score after Curtis Granderson's throw home was off target with Valverde failing to back-up catcher Juan Centeno. Russell Martin followed with a double to center to make it 5-2.

Valverde entered in the eighth inning with a 2-1 lead and two outs to try and secure a four-out save. Instead, he was tagged for four runs on four hits and recorded just two outs.

The Mets released Valverde and relieved hitting coach Dave Hudgens of his duties after the game. New York has lost nine of its last 12 games and has not scored more than five runs in any of those setbacks.

Tony Watson (5-0), who has made 13 straight scoreless appearances, pitched the eighth for the Pirates, winners of five of their last six.

Mets starter Jacob deGrom was in line for the win before New York's recent bullpen woes continued. DeGrom allowed just five hits in 6 2/3 scoreless innings before handing the ball over to Jeurys Familia.

Familia froze McCutchen on a full-count slider with two on and two away in the seventh to maintain the Mets' 2-0 lead.

Sanchez, who was pinch hitting for Ike Davis, homered to left field off Scott Rice to open the eighth and cut the deficit to 2-1. Rice retired the next two hitters before Starling Marte welcomed Valverde by smacking his first pitch for a two-out double. Jose Tabata tied the game on a line-drive, pinch-hit single to right.

Lucas Duda stroked the first pitch off reliever Mark Melancon in the ninth inning over the right-field wall to account for the final 5-3 margin.

DeGrom singled to keep the fifth inning alive and Juan Lagares followed with a walk. Daniel Murphy lined a base hit to right fielder Josh Harrison that plated deGrom for the first run of the game. Harrison's throw to third was wide and LaGares rushed home but was called out. The umpires reviewed the play and it was overturned, giving the Mets a 2-0 advantage. Martin was called for blocking the plate with his leg without the ball.

Game Notes

Pirates starter Brandon Cumpton allowed two runs -- one earned -- on seven hits in six innings of work ... It was Melancon's 10th save of the year ... Pittsburgh went 4-for-15 with runners in scoring position, while New York finished 1-for-8 with RISP ... Prior to the game, the Mets placed outfielder Eric Young Jr. on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring injury and recalled outfielder Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Las Vegas ... To make room for Cumpton on the 25-man roster, Pittsburgh designated pitcher Vin Mazzaro for assignment ... In his first time back to Citi Field since being dealt last month, Davis, who finished 0-for-2 with a walk, received a positive reaction from the New York crowd.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 50


Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 50

1. Juan Lagares (R) CF
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Curtis Granderson (L) LF
5. Bobby Abreu (L) RF
6. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
7. Wilmer Flores (R) SS
8. Juan Centeno (L) C
9. Jacob deGrom (L) P

Preview: Game 50 - Pirates (22-27) at Mets (22-27) - Cumpton (0-1) vs deGrom (0-2) - Ike Returns Home


Preview: Game 50
Pittsburgh Pirates (22-27) at New York Mets (22-27)

Probable Pitchers:
Brandon Cumpton (0-1) 4.26 ERA vs Jacob deGrom (0-2) 2.77 ERA

Broadcast:
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 1:10PM


Preview:


Having found a comfortable landing spot, Ike Davis makes his first return to Citi Field since being dealt last month as the Pittsburgh Pirates open a three-game set with the New York Mets on Monday.

After bursting onto the scene with 19 homers for the Mets in his rookie season in 2010 and hitting a career-best 32 two years later, Davis fell into a tailspin last year, batting .205 while striking out 101 times in 103 games and also struggling to deal with an oblique injury. Those issues continued early this year, with Davis going 5 for 24 in 12 games with New York before Pittsburgh acquired him on April 18 in a three-player deal.

Since an 0 for 19 slump from April 22 to the first game of a May 1 doubleheader, Davis has been quite productive for the Pirates, hitting .347 (25 for 72) in his last 23 games. He is downplaying his return, though, telling the club's official website, "Truth is, it's not something big to me. Just gotta do it, go and try to beat the Mets."

A win would be a nice kick-start for Pittsburgh (22-27), which is opening a three-city, 10-game road swing. The Pirates were thwarted in their bid to sweep a four-game set from Washington on Sunday, losing the finale 5-2 as Davis had an RBI single and Francisco Liriano remained winless.

As one Pittsburgh starter struggles, manager Clint Hurdle is hoping Brandon Cumpton (0-1, 4.26 ERA) will emerge as a mainstay in the rotation. The rookie right-hander will be recalled before the game to fill Wandy Rodriguez's spot after the veteran left-hander was designated for assignment.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Recap: Game 34 - Pirates (3) at Mets (2) - Harvey Not Enough


Final123456789RHE
Pittsburgh (21-16)«002000010370
N.Y. Mets (14-20)010000100241

W: J. Wilson (3-0) L: S. Rice (1-2) S: J. Grilli (15)
HR: PIT - C. Barmes (2)   NYM - L. Duda (8)

Recap:
Pedro Alvarez provided the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates' pitching stifled a sputtering New York Mets offense to take a 3-2 victory and capture their third win of a four-game set from Citi Field.

Alvarez's second hit of the day plated Pittsburgh's third run, and Jason Grilli tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning to lock down his National League-leading 15th save of the season.

Clint Barmes added a solo homer and the Pirates' pitching limited New York to just four hits on the day. Starter Jeanmar Gomez tossed five strong innings of one-run ball and retired the last 11 batters he faced.

Justin Wilson (3-0) picked up the win by striking out four in 1 1/3 innings of work.

Matt Harvey pitched seven innings for New York but didn't have his usual overpowering stuff, striking out a season-low four batters. He allowed two runs on five hits.

The only support for Harvey came on a solo homer from Lucas Duda and an RBI single from Mike Baxter, as the Mets went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and were outscored 23-10 over the four-game set.

Scott Rice (1-2) was charged with the loss after walking Andrew McCutchen, who scored the go-ahead run in the eighth.

With 12 more strikeouts on Sunday, the Mets have fanned 28 times over the last two days.

New York tied the game at 2-2 with a run in the seventh, but the Pirates jumped back in front the following frame.

McCutchen and Gaby Sanchez worked a pair of one-out walks and the Mets called upon their third pitcher of the inning, Bobby Parnell, after Brandon Lyon struck out Jose Tabata.

Alvarez laced an RBI single off the Mets' closer, and a fielding error on Juan Lagares in center put runners at second and third. Parnell prevented further damage, however, by getting Michael McKenry to line out to center.

The Mets had a chance to score in the bottom half of the eighth when they put runners on the corners for Ike Davis, but the struggling first baseman struck out for the second time.

Davis heard boos from the home crowd following every out of an 0-for-4 day, as his average plummeted to .180 on the season.

Duda tried to salvage the frame when he lined a shot off the first-base bag, but it caromed right to second baseman Brandon Inge and he retired Duda in plenty of time to end the inning.

Duda gave the Mets an early 1-0 lead when he lifted a second-inning offering from Gomez over the wall in deep center for his eighth homer of the season.

Barmes' shot into the left-field seats to lead off the third tied the game, and Pittsburgh jumped in front later in the inning when Garrett Jones lifted a sac fly into right with the bases loaded.

Mets catcher John Buck picked Barmes off second base to end the seventh and then drew a one-out walk while batting in bottom half of the frame. He moved to second on a Wilson wild pitch and got Harvey off the hook by hustling home on Baxter's bloop single into left to make it 2-2.

Baxter stole second and then swiped third on Wilson's strikeout of Lagares. Pinch-hitter Justin Turner couldn't bring him home, though, also going down swinging to end the inning.

Game Notes

The Mets have won only four of their last 15 games and went 7-for-40 with runners in scoring position during their six-game homestand ... Buck stole his first base since September 20, 2009 ... Pittsburgh won its first road series against the Mets since recording a three-game sweep of the club from April 16-18, 2004 ... Pirates catcher Russell Martin sat for the fifth time in the last six games with neck stiffness ... Prior to the game, New York placed pitcher Jeurys Familia on the 15-day disabled list and recalled pitcher Greg Burke from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Box Score:

Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 34


Here is Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Pirates - Game 34



Ike back in the cleanup spot

Mets Lineup

  1. Ruben Tejada, ss
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Ike Davis, 1b
  5. Lucas Duda, lf
  6. John Buck, c
  7. Mike Baxter, rf
  8. Juan Lagares, cf
  9. Matt Harvey, rhp

Preview: Game 34 - Pirates at Mets - Gomez vs Harvey


Pittsburgh Pirates (20-16) at New York Mets (14-19) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
STARTERSGSRECERAAIPRECERADATEOPPDECIPHERRECIPERA
J. Gomez (R) 2 2-0 2.385.01-04.155/7SEAW5.0201-013.13.38
M. Harvey (R) 7 4-0 1.286.12-01.245/7CHWND9.0100-020.11.77

Preview:
Early-season phenom Matt Harvey can pitch the New York Mets to a series split on Sunday afternoon when they host the Pittsburgh Pirates in the finale of a four-game set at Citi Field.

The 24-year-old Connecticut native was 3-5 in 10 starts in a brief major- league debut last season, then began 2013 in the rotation and instantly made a positive impact.

He strung together defeats of San Diego, Philadelphia, Minnesota and Washington to begin the season while allowing a combined three runs on 10 hits in 29 innings and posting a 0.93 earned run average.

His win streak has since been snapped by three consecutive no-decisions, but he was nearly pristine in his most recent start, a 1-0 New York win against the Chicago White Sox in which Harvey allowed one hit, walked none and struck out 12 in nine innings of work.

The Mets won the game for reliever Bobby Parnell in the bottom of the 10th.

Harvey, who allowed a .200 opposition batting average last season, is permitting just a .133 clip through 49 1/3 innings this season.

He has never faced the Pirates.

He's opposed by Venezuelan righty Jeanmar Gomez, who's starting for the third straight time after working in relief in his initial five outings of 2013.

Recap: Game 33 - Pirates (11) at Mets (2) - Niese surrenders 8 runs in loss


Final123456789RHE
Pittsburgh (20-16)«01305011011160
N.Y. Mets (14-19)000001001270

W: F. Liriano (1-0) L: J. Niese (2-4)
HR: PIT - J. Tabata (2),J. Mercer (2),J. Mercer (3)   NYM - A. Brown (1)


Recap:
Jose Tabata went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer, an RBI double and three runs scored as the Pittsburgh Pirates received a sharp season-debut from Francisco Liriano in a 11-2 win over the New York Mets in the third test of a four-game set at Citi Field.

The Pirates recorded 16 hits, their second straight day in double figures, and tagged Mets starter Jonathon Niese (2-4) for five runs in the fifth inning to break the contest open.

Jody Mercer hit a pair of solo homers, Mike McKenry knocked in three runs, Clint Barmes drove in a pair and Andrew McCutchen had an RBI and scored twice in the Pirates' second straight win.

It was a successful first outing in a Pittsburgh uniform for Liriano (1-0), who struck out nine over 5 1/3 innings and allowed just a run on six hits. The lefty signed with the Pirates in February, but was in the middle of recovering from a broken right arm suffered in December.

"I tried not to get too excited," Liriano said. "I didn't want to try to do too much."

Niese's struggles continued, charged with the loss for the fourth time in his last five starts. He gave up eight runs on eight hits and lasted only 4 1/3 innings.

"I'm not really deceiving anybody right now," Niese said. "With my arm angle being down, I think they can pick the ball up a lot sooner, and that's why I think they're not chasing some of the pitches that they normally have chased. Hopefully I can get it back."

New York only had six hits, with Marlon Byrd driving in the only run on an infield single.

The Pirates gave Liriano plenty of support early, starting in the second when they jumped in front 1-0 off a bases-loaded RBI single from Barmes.

They tacked on three more runs an inning later as Starling Marte led off the third with a single, moved to second on a ground ball out from Mercer and sprinted home on McCutchen's soft liner into center. Pittsburgh's edge moved to 4-0 when Tabata clubbed a two-run homer over the left center field wall.

Liriano struck out four of the first five batters he faced, and the Mets managed just a single base runner through the first four innings. They fell completely out of it when Niese imploded in the fifth.

Mercer sent a solo blast over the center field wall and after walking McCutchen and Gaby Sanchez, Niese served up an RBI double to Tabata, concluding his outing.

Scott Atchinson took over on the mound and wasn't much better as McKenry reached him for a two-run single and Barmes capped the five-run frame with an RBI single up the middle to give Pirates a 9-0 lead.

New York finally got on the board in the sixth when Byrd came up with runners on corners and pushed a run home with a weak ground ball down the third base line.

Three straight one-out singles in the seventh pushed the Pirates' lead to 10-1 on an RBI hit from McKenry and Mercer's second homer of the game an inning later gave Pittsburgh a 10-run cushion.

Following a 47-minute rain delay, Brown hit a leadoff homer in the bottom of the ninth to cap the scoring.

Game Notes

New York has dropped seven of its last nine home games ... Pirates catcher Russell Martin sat for a second straight day with neck stiffness ... Liriano was activated from the disabled list prior to the game. To make room on the roster, Pittsburgh optioned Duke Weller to Triple-A Indianapolis ... The Pirates were 6-for-12 with runners in scoring position.

Box Score:
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...