Result: The Mets defeated the Pirates by the score of 4-2 at Citi Field on Tuesday…
Need to Know: Jenrry Mejia pitched two innings in relief for his fourth save of the season – Vic Black made his first appearance of the season. He faced seven batters, walked two, but allowed no runs – Jon Niese allowed two runs in 5.2 innings of work. He walked the bases loaded and let up a game-tying double before being removed in the sixth inning – Juan Lagares broke the game open with single, which was followed by an RBI double from Daniel Murphy – Curtis Granderson made a terrific catch in the right-field corner for the second out of the ninth.
Game Ball: Mejia, who has not allowed a run since moving to the bullpen. He had runners on first and third with one out in the eighth, but got Pedro Alvarez to ground into an inning-ending double play.
What’s Next: The Mets and Pirates play the rubber game of their three-game series at Citi Field on Wednesday, when Bartolo Colon (3-5, 5.34 ERA) takes on Charlie Morton (1-6, 3.29 ERA) at 1:10 pm ET on SNY.