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Final score: Mets 4, Pirates 2—Better late than never

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Despite some shakiness from Megill, the Mets won a close one thanks to some offensive spurts.

MLB: Game Two-Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Mets Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets entered the second game of the day needing to win to split the doubleheader and also to at least split the series. They had Tylor Megill on the mound, and while he only gave up one run and kept the Mets in the lead, he also only was able to go 3.2 innings with a high pitch count, and had several baserunners who could’ve tacked on more runs. Jeurys Familia, Seth Lugo, and Edwin Díaz kept the Mets in the game, with only Seth Lugo allowing a run on a Jacob Stallings solo home run.

The Mets bats didn’t score many runs but were consistent, with Jeff McNeil getting two hits including a two run double, and Pete Alonso hitting a solo home run. Michael Conforto, despite not getting a hit, drew three walks, and Brandon Nimmo, Dominic Smith, and James McCann each drew a walk. The Mets hung on to win it 4-2, and they look to secure a series win tomorrow with no clear idea of who will start. They then have four days off for the All-Star Break, a much needed respite in a grueling stretch of baseball dating back to the beginning of June.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

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  1. MetsFan4Decades: 117
  2. Knurk: 54
  3. Stengelese: 46
  4. stickguy: 37
  5. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 32
  6. LaRomaBella: 24
  7. AnneInFlushing: 23
  8. IPA: 22
  9. Catherine the Blue: 17
  10. turk wendell’s rosin bag: 13