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Final Score: Pirates 4, Mets 0—Mets still searching for offense

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No offense appeared anywhere on the horizon.

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Mets Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets’ offense was again nonexistent in a 4-0 loss against young Jameson Taillon and the Pirates. Taillon improved upon his first big league start by mowing down a depleted Mets lineup with relative ease. He did not allow a hit until Curtis Granderson led off the seventh with a single, but Granderson was immediately erased when Yoenis Cespedes followed with a double play. Taillon finished the day tossing eight shutout innings and only allowing two base hits.

Jacob deGrom once again pitched well enough to win, but made one mistake to Jung Ho Kang that Kang drove out of the park to give the Pirates an insurmountable 2-0 lead. deGrom left after pitching six solid innings. He gave up just the two runs and struck out nine.

Jim Henderson followed deGrom and after a 1-2-3 seventh, he was left in for the eighth and gave up a two-run shot to Starling Marte. Erik Goeddel followed in the ninth and was solid in his second appearance since returning to the big leagues.

So it was yet another painful night at the plate for the Mets, but at least they didn’t get no-hit.

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