The Pittsburgh Pirates offense is just not consistently producing without hitting the longball. Catcher Chris Snyder crushed a two-run blast in the second inning to stake the Bucs to a 2-0 lead. Dillon Gee then put on a clinic in piling up a career high nine strikeouts.
Gee would throw seven innings and allowed just five Pirates hits and three earned runs. Daniel Murphy stayed hot for the Mets with a 3-for-5 night and scored two runs.
Snyder had his third bomb of the season.
The Mets put up eleven hits on Charlie Morton, but most wern’t hit hard or out of the infield. Chris Snyder has had three passed balls in the past two games and last night he looked crossed up, lazy, or perhaps a combination of the two. Watching him walk back to the brick wall late in the game was enough for me.
Morton allowed eleven singles, an earned run and struckout four. We loved the zero walks in his six innings of work.
As we said on Twitter, Daniel McCutchen looked tremendously straight last night and suffered the loss after the Bucs tied the game in the top of the seventh. He allowed a leadoff walk, a Murphy hit, and a two-run double. It was the third time in 20 games McCutchen has been scored on this season.
Jose Ascanio allowed two runs to set the final score of this four game set.
I didn’t think he would finish the season with a 0.38ERA. Hurdle on Daniel McCutchen
He didn’t have his curveball. The changeup wasn’t in play. I think they had eight ground ball hits. He battled…..He did it basically with one pitch. Hurdle on Morton
I didn’t think those balls were lucky. They tried to hit the balls to the holes. Charlie Morton
Shitty fielding bothers me. Lyle Overbay not catching a ball in the finale against the Cubs. Catcher Chris Snyder looking rough last night. It can’t happen.
Brandon Wood continues to blow my mind. Free Josh Harrison.
The Bucs are 3-23 when they score three runs or fewer.
The Bucs are 2-22 when they trail after seven innings.