Sunday, September 18, 2022

Mets Beat Pirates 7 to 3 to Sweep Series and Tie a Major League Record for Strikeouts in a Game


The Mets played small ball as they scored 3 runs in the first two innings. Jacob deGrom was coasting as he struck out 13 in the first 5 innings.  He was obviously tired as he gave up back-to-back singles followed by a three-run homer by Oneil Cruz to tie the game.  There was no scoring until the 8th inning Terrance Gore served as a pinch-runner for the Mets, entering a tie game in the eighth inning and promptly stealing a base. Within minutes, he was back in the dugout, having moved to third on an error and scoring on Brandon Nimmo’s game-winning single in a 7-3 victory over the Pirates.  The Mets may have acquired Gore as a good luck charm as he won three World Series rings as a pinch runner.

The Mets tied a major league record as their pitchers struck out 19 batters in a 9-inning game.  They have a slim one-game lead over the Atlanta Braves for the NL East lead.

Game Summary

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