Pittsburgh 11, NY Mets 2

Date - Saturday, May 11, 2013 1:10 PM
Location - Citi Field
Temperature - 66°
Umpires - Home Plate - Joe West, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Rob Drake, Third Base - Sam Holbrook,
Attendance - 31160

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Pittsburgh 0 1 3 0 5 0 1 1 0 11 16 0
NY Mets 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 7 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 20-16 10-7 10-9 W2
NY Mets 14-19 9-11 5-8 L2

Recap


Pirates 11, Mets 2: Francisco Liriano struck out nine over 5 1/3 innings in his season debut while Jose Tabata went 4-for-5 and finished with a season-high three RBIs as visiting Pittsburgh cruised past New York.

Liriano (1-0), who allowed six hits in his first start since suffering a broken right arm in December, struck out two batters in four of his first five innings before tiring after 90 pitches. Tabata scored three times and supplied all the offense Liriano needed with a two-run homer and an RBI double.

The Mets continued to flounder with Jon Niese (2-4), losing for the fifth straight time with him on the mound. The left-hander matched a career high by surrendering eight runs in 4 1/3 innings, losing to the Pirates for the first time after going 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA in his first three starts against them.

Niese allowed only one run in the second inning after loading the bases with one out, but Andrew McCutchen’s RBI single and Tabata’s home run to left-center in the third staked Pittsburgh to a 4-0 lead. Jordy Mercer’s solo homer and Tabata’s double highlighted the Pirates' five-run fifth and ended Niese's day.

Michael McKenry added a two-run single and Clint Barmes an RBI single off Scott Atchison in the fifth before Marlon Byrd’s infield single pushed across the Mets’ first run in the sixth. McKenry added another RBI single in the seventh and Mercer ended his first career two-homer game with a solo shot in the eighth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The game was delayed for 47 minutes in the middle of the ninth due to rain. ... Tabata, who batted .178 in April, recorded his third career four-hit game to lift his May batting average to .563. ... The Mets have scored a total of six runs in support of Niese during his five-game winless streak, but the Mets’ Opening Day starter hasn’t helped himself by posting an 8.25 ERA over that span.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   NY Mets
Francisco Liriano Player Jon Niese
Win W/L Loss
5.1 IP 4.1
9 Strikeouts 1
6 Hits 8
1.69 ERA 16.62
Hitting
Pittsburgh   NY Mets
Jose Tabata Player Marlon Byrd
4 Hits 2
3 RBI 1
1 HR 0
8 TB 2
.800 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Pittsburgh 16 3 26 .400 16 5 11 4 0 0
NY Mets 7 1 11 .212 11 16 2 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • NY Mets will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Mets have a W/L % of .357 after a win and .474 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against NY Mets. The Pirates have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .625 after a loss.