Colon allowed his only run on the second batter of the game, when Neil Walker homered to put the Pirates up 1-0. Other than that, Colon made it through the rest of his seven-inning outing unscathed, and worked out of his only real jam in the fourth with veteran prowess. He struck out seven and scattered seven hits.
On the other side of things, the Mets had plenty of opportunities against J.A. Happ, but failed to capitalize on all of them. Finally, in the sixth, Yoenis Cespedes hit a solo homer to tie the contest at one, but the Pirates' bullpen came in the game shortly after that, and both teams' relievers held the offenses in check until the tenth inning.
In the top of that frame, Bobby Parnell came in and promptly coughed up three straight hits, including an RBI single to Gregory Polanco that gave the Bucs a 2-1 lead. Another run scored on an Aramis Ramirez sacrifice fly off of new pitcher Carlos Torres to make it 3-1 heading into the bottom half of the inning. Though Juan Lagares scored on a Curtis Granderson sac fly, Pirates closer Mark Melancon recovered to hand the Mets their first loss on this homestand.
GameThread Roll Call
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