NY Mets 6, Pittsburgh 5

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, September 27, 2012 1:10 PM
Location - Citi Field
Temperature - 76°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gerry Davis, First Base - Manny Gonzalez, Second Base - Greg Gibson, Third Base - Phil Cuzzi,
Attendance - 31506

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 76-80 42-33 34-47 L2
NY Mets 72-84 36-45 36-39 W2

Recap


Mets 6, Pirates 5: R.A. Dickey struck out 13 over 7 2/3 innings to become the Mets' first 20-game winner in 22 years, and David Wright belted a three-run homer as New York won its final home contest of the season.

Dickey (20-6), who recorded his seventh game of 10-or-more strikeouts, moved ahead of Los Angeles' Clayton Kershaw for the league lead with 222 on the season. The veteran knuckleballer became the sixth pitcher in Mets' history to reach the 20-win plateau, and the first since Frank Viola in 1990.

A day after setting the franchise hits record, Wright deposited a fastball from Kevin Correia (11-11) over the wall in right-center field. With his 21st homer, Wright improved to 13-for-17 in his career versus Correia.

After Ike Davis led off the second inning with his 31st homer, Mike Baxter attempted to follow suit before right fielder Travis Snider climbed the fence and made a sensational catch to maintain Pittsburgh's 2-1 lead.

Alex Presley launched a two-run homer off Jon Rauch to pull the Pirates within one at 6-5, but Bobby Parnell retired the last two batters for his fifth save.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen exited the contest in the seventh inning with an injured left knee after trying to catch Daniel Murphy's fly ball. ... Former Met Rod Barajas gave the Pirates a 3-1 lead after depositing an 0-2 knuckleball from Dickey into the seats in left field for his 11th homer. ... New York seized three of four from Pittsburgh and posted its sixth win in seven home outings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   NY Mets
Kevin Correia Player R.A. Dickey
Loss W/L Win
4.1 IP 7.2
2 Strikeouts 13
7 Hits 8
12.46 ERA 3.52
Hitting
Pittsburgh   NY Mets
Garrett Jones Player David Wright
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 3
0 HR 1
3 TB 5
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Pittsburgh 9 2 17 .257 13 14 5 3 0 0
NY Mets 8 2 14 .250 10 5 6 1 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • NY Mets will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Mets have a W/L % of .493 after a win and .435 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Pirates have a W/L % of .474 after a win and .500 after a loss.