Pirates 9 – Mets 3 June 1, 2011

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The Mets lost a terrible game in the late innings again after a solid start by Chris Capuano although his line doesn’t show it. The Mets were up 2-0 after six innings. In the seventh, the Pirates strung together an inconceivable number of infield hits. They scored 5 runs in the inning. It was compounded by a couple of bad plays at third base by Willie Harris. Granted, he’s not an everyday third baseman. But he looked like it was the first game he’s ever played there tonight.

On offense the Mets had 10 hits and 2 walks but they left 7 runners on base. They’ve had a lot of trouble scoring lately and that didn’t change tonight. Although Justin Turner hit a garbage time home run in the eighth inning to break the Mets 10 game homerless drought. Jason Bay and Willie Harris were hearing the boo’s tonight too. Bay was 0 for 4 with 2 K’s. Harris was 1 for 4 with 3 K’s.

The Pirates are 2-1 in the series and the Mets need a win to split the series tomorrow afternoon.

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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.