The Pittsburgh Pirates' offense could muster only a single run as they fell to Ike Davis and the New York Mets Monday night, 6-2.
Starting pitcher Kyle McPherson allowed two runs in the fourth inning on an Ike Davis home run and exited the game after only 4⅓ innings. Jeff Karstens entered the game but, like McPherson, was no match for Ike Davis who hit his second home run of the game, putting New York ahead, 6-0.
Pittsburgh scored once in the eighth inning on an Andrew McCutchen triple and Garrett Jones RBI single, and again in the ninth on a Jose Tabata run-scoring base hit. However, those runs were the only slip-ups for the New York bullpen as the Mets went on to win, 6-2.
Jenrry Mejia gets the win for the Mets after pitching five scoreless innings in which he allowed only four hits while striking out four. It is the first win of the 22-year-old's career. For the Pirates, McPherson picks up the loss, dropping his record 0-2. McPherson allowed four runs on four hits and three walks.
Pittsburgh now finds itself fading further and further away from the NL Wild Card race. The loss drops the Pirates to 75-78, seven games out of a Wild Card spot with only nine games left to play.
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