If you’re a Pirates fan who likes home runs, this was the game for you! Pittsburgh cracked seven homers en route to a 14-2 win over the Mets Friday night.

Luis Severino started and gave up 3 HR and 7 ER in 6 IP. And somehow it got worse. Jake Diekman gave up a homer in an outing where he didn’t record an out. Ty Adcock took one for the team, as he gave up 3 HR and 6 ER in 1.2 IP. It was so bad, Luis Torrens pitched the final third on an inning. Yep, he was the only pitcher not to give up a dinger.

The Mets scored first in the game, with Jeff McNeil starting the homer brigade with a solo shot to right in the third inning. Pete Alonso had two hits and that was it for the offensive highlights.

While the game put a hurting on the club’s run differential, it’s only one loss, although it’s the Mets’ third straight setback. David Peterson will try to right the ship tomorrow in a 4:05 p.m. start.

3 comments on “Gut Reaction: Pirates 14, Mets 2 (7/5/24)

  • TexasGusCC

    That was very wise of the Mets pitchers let them exhaust themselves hitting 400+ foot shots. With a day game tomorrow, no way the Pirates will recover that fast.

  • Wayne

    Wow, That was a close one. We almost pulled it out. Kudos to our pitchers for only giving up 7 HRS. We might have found our new closer in Torrens if Diaz Falters

  • NYM6986

    Diekman and Adcock have no place on a major league roster. Thought Skenes would be tough but did not anticipate the Mets taking the night off at the plate. A rare poor start for Severino was as much of a surprise. So here we are in a stretch of games with teams with sub .500 records – otherwise known as “our people.” We are no different than any of them and in fact with our pen we are worse. Time for Stearns to work his magic now before all the good relievers are taken. Other teams are making moves ahead of the deadline – so should we. To think they can remedy the situation by taking poorly performing starters and magically asking them to be strong bullpen pieces is quite shortsighted. In a few weeks, with the immediate schedule, if the Mets are not five games over .500 then the for sale sign needs to go up on the lawn and we need to start the rebuild. With so many expiring contracts and money coming off the books at the end of the season we are perfectly placed to change directions. That all being said, the first hurdle is for Peterson to throw a good game today and get us to 3-3 for the month of July.

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