The Mets' anemic offense was stymied once again as they went on to lose the second game of the doubleheader 3-1. Pirates' starter Juan Nicasio did not give up a hit until the fifth inning when Neil Walker lead off with a single. This would be the only inning they would score when they were able to rally with two outs. Walker was erased after a James Loney double play, but Michael Conforto doubled and moved to third on a wild pitch. Wilmer Flores walked and the beleaguered Kevin Plawecki singled to bring home Conforto.
Jacob deGrom, who had settled in nicely after giving up two runs in the second inning, unfortunately gave the run right back in the bottom of the fifth. Chris Stewart singled to lead off the inning, and then Nicasio hit a ball up the middle that ricocheted of deGrom's glove. John Jaso followed with a hard hit double to bring home the third run. Overall, deGrom was solid and limited the damage like he normally does.
Three runs was too much for this offense to overcome, as they drop both games in the doubleheader by the score of 3-1.
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