James McDonald allowed two runs in six effective innings, Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run double and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the New York Mets 3-2 on Saturday night.
R.A. Dickey looks to deliver the Mets’ eighth straight quality start Saturday night against the Pirates, who haven’t had an extra-base hit in consecutive losses since reaching .500.
Phil Hughes threw three changeups Tuesday in two innings of New York’s 2-0 loss against the Pirates, but facing only six batters, he couldn’t throw too many of any one kind.
With their ace out for the season and a playoff spot out of reach, the New York Mets are focused on finding help for the future. Dillon Gee could be just what they’re looking for.