Mets 7 – Pirates 3 May 30, 2011

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The Mets got another good effort from Dillon Gee going 7 innings and giving up only 3 runs. He had 8 strikeouts and no walks lifting his record to 5-0 this season. He’s been terrific since last September every time he’s been given an opportunity. At this point, I don’t know how he could lose his spot in the rotation.

The Mets offense crushed the Pirates pitchers for 15 hits and 2 walks. But they left 10 runners on base. The damage could have been much worse than the 7 runs they scored. Josh Thole had the big hit, a 2-run double in the bottom of the seventh that gave the Mets the lead for good in the game. Daniel Murphy, Angel Pagan, and Ruben Tejada had 3 hits apiece tonight.

The Mets take the first game of the four game series.

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