The New York Mets put a big league beatdown on the Buccos at PNC Park this afternoon, pummeling the Pittsburgh Pirates by a 13-2 score to complete their fourth straight series victory. The game was over early, as the Mets dropped three-spots in the first and third innings before pouring it on throughout the game.
The club got offensive contributions from up and down the lineup, including multi-hit games from six of the nine regulars. This included starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard, who picked up two singles at the plate. On the mound, Thor pitched seven scintillating innings while limiting Pittsburgh to one run on three hits. After giving up a first inning single and a second inning walk, Syndergaard buckled down to retire 14 straight before tiring a bit in the seventh. In the process, the right-hander lowered his ERA to under four on the season.
Michael Conforto got the scoring started with a first inning solo home run, and J.D. Davis followed it up with a Pete Alonso-esque shot deep into left field to put the team up by three. Jeff McNeil added a two-run home run of his own later in the contest. The Mets had six doubles to go along with their three home runs. Todd Frazier and Robinson Cano led the way with three hits apiece.
The only blemish on what was an otherwise a perfect afternoon was an injury suffered by Cano on his third hit of the afternoon. Cano pulled up trying to stretch a single into a double and stopped in between the bases while clutching his left hamstring. Cano was tagged out and promptly removed from the game. The team is officially labeling it a “left hamstring strain”.
Full recap to follow.
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