The Mets have lost the first two of this series and are looking to take the rubber match. The Pirates are red hot right now and look to continue their dominance. Davey Johnson would send Sid Fernandez out to quell the Pirate offense and Chuck Tanner would send Larry McWilliams to the mound to keep the Pirates afloat.
The Mets would strike first as
they would get 2 in the 2nd. Foster would get a 2-out single and Knight
would follow with a 2 run Home Run on a McWilliams hanging curve and
its 2-0 Mets. The Pirates would answer back with some runs of their
own. Wynne would lead off with a single, Lezcano singles and Khalifa
draws a walk to load the bases. McWilliams hits a SACFLY to Wilson and
that scores Wynne. Morrison singles and that scores Lezcano, Brown
would follow with a double and that would Khalifa and the Pirates take
the lead 3-2.
The Pirates would break the game open in the 5th as
Fernandez would leave a few to many pitches up in the strikezone.
Lezcano and Khalifa would draw 1-out walks. Ray would single and that
would score Lezcano. Fernandez would try to over power Morrison would
would crush a fastball for a 3 run homer and it is now 7-2 Pirates.
Mets would not go quietly however. In the 6th Chapman and Carter would
draw walks, Strawberry would bounce into a 6-4 FC and Chapman advances
to 3rd. Foster hits a hard one to Ray who can't find the handle and
commits the error and allows Chapman to score and now its 7-3 Pirates
Mets woiuld get 2 more in the 7th and send McWilliams to the
clubhouse. Bowa would deliver a pinch hit single, Wilson walks,
Hernandez doubles and that scores Bowa. Carter would then hit a deep
SACFLY to Lezcano and that score Wilson to make it 7-5 Pirates. THe
Mets would not be able to cause anymore damage and the Pirates would
The Final Score 7-5 Pirates