NY Mets 3, Pittsburgh 1

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 12:35 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Schrieber, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Lazaro Diaz, Third Base - Mike Everitt,
Attendance - 25731

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
NY Mets 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 8 1
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Mets 24-20 12-8 12-12 W2
Pittsburgh 20-24 11-10 9-14 L2

Recap


Mets 3, Pirates 1
: Jon Niese pitched 7 2/3 strong innings and David Wright doubled in a run as visiting New York took the rubber game from Pittsburgh.

Lucas Duda added an RBI single and Kirk Nieuwenhuis drove in a run with a sacrifice fly for the Mets.

Niese (3-2) was lit up for eight runs in three innings at Toronto last weekend, allowing four home runs in the abbreviated outing. The left-hander was a different pitcher on Wednesday, cutting through the weaker Pirates lineup by inducing 15 groundouts.

Niese struck out five while walking two and yielding one run on five hits.

Bobby Parnell struck out Andrew McCutchen with the tying run on second to end the eighth and Frank Francisco worked the ninth for his 12th save.

Charlie Morton (2-5) could not quite keep up with Niese's pace for Pittsburgh, allowing three runs on eight hits in seven innings while striking out one.

New York manufactured a run off Morton in the first. Nieuwenhuis reached with a one-out single, moved to second on a wild pitch, advanced to third on a fly out and scored on Duda’s single.

The Mets piled on in the fifth with Nieuwenhuis’ sacrifice fly and Wright’s RBI double. Wright went 1-for-4, dropping his average to .399.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: McCutchen drove in the lone run for the Pirates on a single in the sixth. … The Mets pulled even (12-12) on the road and head back to Citi Field for an 11-game homestand . … Pittsburgh fell to 1-2 on their current nine-game homestand.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Mets   Pittsburgh
Jon Niese Player Charlie Morton
Win W/L Loss
7.2 IP 7.0
5 Strikeouts 1
5 Hits 8
1.17 ERA 3.86
Hitting
NY Mets   Pittsburgh
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Player Clint Barmes
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Mets 8 0 9 .258 9 5 3 0 0 1
Pittsburgh 5 0 6 .161 10 8 1 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Pirates have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .625 after a loss.
  • NY Mets will play their next game at home against San Diego. The Mets have a W/L % of .522 after a win and .571 after a loss.