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Mets Vs. Pirates: Awful Bucs Offense Strikes Again

The Pirates lost 7-0 to the New York Mets on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park after a pathetic offensive showing.

The Pirates managed just six hits off Mets starter Chris Capuano and two relievers. They struck out eight times and grounded into two double plays. Bucs starter Kevin Correia kept pace with Capuano for a while and actually took a perfect game into the fifth, but he allowed a run on a one-out sacrifice fly by Jason Bay in the seventh (which turned out to be a strange play, as another runner, Angel Pagan, was called out on appeal, ending the inning).

In the eighth, Correia allowed an RBI double by Justin Turner, then was replaced by Chris Resop, who allowed both inherited runners to come home with a single by Carlos Beltran. Danny Moskos allowed an RBI single later in the inning that was charged to Resop, and then Daniel McCutchen allowed two solo homers in the ninth.

The Pirates will try to get back on track in their series finale Monday, but it might be tough to do so with an overmatched lineup that regularly features players like Dusty Brown, Matt Diaz and Brandon Wood.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.