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The Pirates played sloppy defense and Bartolo Colon allowed only six baserunners in his seven-and-one-third innings, striking out nine and walking one. David Wright and Lucas Duda went deep to lead the Mets' offense and Jeurys Familia pitched the final one-and-two-third innings to close things out and cap off the Mets' 5-0 win and series victory.
The Mets head to Citizens Bank Park tonight to take on the Phillies at 7:05 and will send Zack Wheeler (1-5, 4.63 ERA) to the mound to face off against right-hander David Buchanan (1-0, 3.60 ERA).
Marty Noble makes the case that Juan Lagares is the best center fielder the Mets have ever had.
Danny Knobler looks at the growing appreciation for the art of a Bartolo Colon at-bat at Citi Field.
Anthony Rieber says the clock is ticking for Chris Young.
And Fred Kerber investigates Jeurys Familia's growing comfort with late-inning situations.
Yesterday At AA
Steve Sypa runs down all of the farm action from Tuesday's slate of games.
Check out Episode 70 of Amazin' Avenue Audio.
And finally, garik16 has a PitchF/X scouting report on Rafael Montero.
Around the NL East
And finally, the Nationals' prospect Matt Purke will undergo Tommy John surgery today.
Around the Majors
Daniel Murphy is included in this list of five NL players who aren't getting enough attention in All-Star Game balloting.
You can all breathe a sigh of relief. Hunter Pence has been reunited with his stolen scooter.
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