Pedro Solid In Mets 7-4 Win Over Pirates

The Mets won their fifth game in a row behind a stellar pitching performance by Pedro Martinez. It wasn’t the Pedro from 1997 but he had enough off-speed pitches working, especially the change up, to keep the young Pirates hitters off balance. He went seven innings with little trouble until the seventh when he gave up a solo homer to Andy LaRoche. But that was the only run the Pirates plated against Pedro.

The Mets offense got the party started early with a lead off home run by Jose Reyes and three runs coming home in the first inning. Reyes added a triple off the wall in center in the second inning as well. Nick Evans was the only starter without a hit in the game.

The Phillies lost in San Diego so the Mets move to two full games ahead in the NL East.

Box score

Video Highlights


Author: Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.