Aug 15, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher
(55) delivers a pitch during the eleventh inning of the game against the New York Mets at Citi Field. The Pirates won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
Result: Pirates win 5-3 (14 innings)
Winning Pitcher: Joe Blanton (4-2, 3.38ERA)
Losing Pitcher: Sean Gilmartin (1-1, 2.45ERA)
Save: Mark Melancon (37, 1.64ERA)
- What went right:
- Charlie Morton had a pretty good start as he went 6.1 innings, allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and stuck out nine.
- The bullpen was absolutely awesome as they worked 7.2 scoreless innings.
- Joe Blanton in particular was outstanding as he worked three innings, allowed zero runs on one hit and stuck out six.
- Chris Stewart continued to be a reliable contributor as he had the go-ahead pinch-hit single in the 14th inning. He went 1-1 with an RBI.
- What went wrong:
- Charlie Morton may have stayed in the game a bit too long as he allowed two seventh inning home runs that allowed the Braves to tie the game.
- Michael Conforto had a solid game for the Mets. Going 2-4 with two RBI and a run scored.
- Gregory Polanco had a rough night on the base paths as he was caught stealing and picked off.
- Pirates committed two errors, including a vital one by Aramis Ramirez that allowed the Mets to tie the game on a two-run home run in the seventh inning.
Joe Blanton was pivotal in the Pirates securing a series victory. They then turned to Jeff Locke for a series sweep as Robin took on The Dark Knight.
Next: Game Three: Locke v. Harvey