Series Review: Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets

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Aug 14, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher

J.A. Happ

(32) pitches against the New York Mets during the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Game One: J.A. Happ (4-7, 4.78ERA) vs. Bartolo Colon (10-11, 4.76ERA)

Result: Pirates win 3-2 (10 innings)

Winning Pitcher: Arquimedes Caminero (3-1, 3.74ERA)

Losing Pitcher: Bobby Parnell (1-2, 4.82ERA)

Save: Mark Melancon (36, 1.67ERA)

  • What went right:
    • Gregory Polanco stayed a Hot Coffee as he collected another multi-hit game. He went 2-5 with the go-ahead RBI.
    • Andrew McCutchen reached base three times as he went 0-2 with three walks.
    • J.A. Happ had a very solid bounce back start, going 5.1 innings, allowing one run on seven hits and striking out seven.
    • Jared Hughes had a great relief appearance. Lasting 1.2 innings, allowing zero runs on zero hits.
  • What went wrong:
    • Yoenis Céspedes had a very good game for the Mets. Going 3-5 with one RBI and one run scored.
    • Bartolo Colon befuddled the Pirates’ offense most of the night. He went seven innings, allowed one run on five hits and struck out seven.
    • Daniel Murphy went 2-4 on the night.
    • Mark Melancon allowed a run, but was still able to secure the save.

The Pirates started the series with a very solidly played ballgame. They looked to take the series with the some Ground Chuck in game two.

Next: Game Two: Morton v. Niese