Result: The Mets beat the Pirates 5-0 on Wednesday afternoon to win the game and the series.
Need to Know: Bartolo Colon notched career strikeout No. 2000, striking out nine Pirates over 7 1/3 innings. He allowed five hits and walked just one. Jeurys Familia needed one pitch to induce a double play from Ike Davis in the 8th inning and stayed in to complete the five-out save. David Wright and Lucas Duda both homered, Duda’s a two-run shot in the eighth inning and Wright’s a solo shot in the sixth. Wright also hit an RBI single to drive in Daniel Murphy in the third. Duda also scored on a wild pitch in the second inning. The Pirates and Mets combined for four errors.
Game Ball: Colon, who was locked in all game. He threw 121 pitches and looked like he was on cruise control for the majority of his time on the mound.
What’s Next: The Mets travel to Philadelphia to play five games in five days, due to a postponed game earlier in the year. The series starts Thursday at 7 p.m.