After blowing two leads late against the Pirates in the previous six games, it was only fair that the Mets scored two runs in the ninth inning Sunday to salvage the final game of the series, with a 7-6 win.
Earlier in the game Travis Blankenhorn delivered a pinch-hit 3-run homer that cut the deficit to 6-4.
The Mets fell behind, 6-0, early as Taijuan Walker couldn’t even finish the first inning. After frequent bad outings here recently, the bullpen delivered 8.2 scoreless innings. It was a great outing for the pen. It’s just disappointing that two days after having four days off, the pen is already in bad shape.