Series Review: Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets

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Aug 16, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco (25) hits an RBI single against the New York Mets during the seventh inning at Citi Field. The Pirates defeated the Mets 8-1. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Game Three: Jeff Locke (6-7, 4.43ERA) vs. Matt Harvey (11-7, 2.61ERA)

Result: Pirates win 8-1

Winning Pitcher: Arquimedes Caminero (4-1, 3.62ERA)

Losing Pitcher: Bobby Parnell (1-3, 5.59ERA)

  • What went right:
    • Jeff Locke almost matched Harvey pitch for pitch. He went 5.1 innings, allowed one run on four hits and struck out five.
    • Arquimedes Caminero helped Jeff Locke out in a big way, coming into the game and escaping a two-on, one out jam.
    • Gregory Polanco had the go-ahead RBI again. He went 2-6 with an RBI and a run scored.
    • Aramis Ramirez had his best game since returning to the Pirates. He went 4-5 with three RBI and a run scored.
  • What went wrong:
    • Chase d’Arnaud was the Mets offense as he went 2-3 with a home run, an RBI and a run scored.
    • Matt Harvey had a solid outing as he went six innings, allowed one run on seven hits and struck out six.
    • Jeff Locke didn’t bunt with a runner on first and nobody out and hit into a double play.
    • There was a 42 minute rain delay.

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