The Pittsburgh Pirates scored each of their runs in the 8th and 9th innings (and all with 2 outs) to hand R.A. Dickey yet another tough loss. He drops to 2-6 on the year, while the Mets fall to 25-29.
It was looking like it would be Dickey’s night, as he pitched incredibly for the first 7 innings. But with 2 outs and a man on first in the 8th inning, the game got away from him. After hitting Jose Tabata with a pitch, he allowed an RBI single to Josh Harrison to tie the score at 1. Then, after walking Andrew McCutchen, Neil Walker broke the tie with a 2-run single. Bobby Parnell came on in the 9th and, despite reaching the upper 90’s with his fastball, allowed 2 runs of his own to score to push the deficit to 5-1.