The Mets scored early and often and Noah Syndergaard again gave the team seven innings, as the Mets won the rubber game of their series against the Pirates, 13-2, Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh. The win moved the Mets to within one game of .500 at 55-56. The Mets haven’t been .500 since they were 27-27 back on May 28.
First inning homers by Michael Conforto and J.D. Davis gave the Mets a 3-0 lead. They put up a crooked number in five of the first seven innings as they raced out to a 13-0 lead.
Syndergaard gave up a run in the bottom of the seventh inning, the only run he’d allow. Tomas Nido was behind the plate and went 0-5 but the Mets didn’t need any offense from Syndergaard’s personal catcher. In nine games with Nido behind the plate, Syndergaard has a 2.40 ERA in 60 IP. He has a 4.69 ERA in 11 games with Wilson Ramos catching and an 8.10 ERA in two games with Travis d’Arnaud.
Robinson Cano had three hits, including two doubles, but left the game with a strained hamstring. He’ll have an MRI on Monday in New York.