Dillon Gee pitched another gem against the Pirates, and John Buck hit a two-run single to lead the New York Mets to a 4-2 victory.
Former Giants prospect Zack Wheeler pitched seven sharp innings, Marlon Byrd homered again and the New York Mets completed their first sweep in San Francisco since 1994 with a 7-2 win Wednesday.
Eric Young Jr. scored on shortstop Brandon Crawford’s fielding error with two outs in the 16th inning, and the Mets outlasted the San Francisco Giants, 4-3, in a game that ended early Tuesday morning.
Alexei Ramirez singled in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth after Chicago committed a costly error in the top half of the inning, and the White Sox beat the Mets 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Matt Harvey pitched six hitless innings, John Buck homered and the New York Mets held off another Atlanta comeback, beating the Braves, 4-3, on Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis sent the fans home happy on Father’s Day by delivering a three-run walk-off homer as the Mets defeated the Cubs on Sunday.
From the moment that spring training opened until today, the Mets were pegged to be bad and the Yankees looked like a team that would struggle to reach October. Three months later, that’s exactly who they are.
The Mets were the talk of the town just a week ago — and not in a good way. Who could have thought a four-game set against the Yankees would flip the script?
The Mets will resume their suspended game against the Atlanta Braves at 6:10 p.m, followed by their regularly scheduled game at 7:15 p.m.
Ike Davis will probably be sent down to Triple-A, but there are plenty of culprits to share the blame.
“I don’t know what to say,” Gee said. “I didn’t feel all that bad tonight. I’m a ground-ball guy and I think seven ground balls got through. I don’t know what else to do.”
Carlos Beltran drove in four runs and rookie left-hander John Gast picked up a win in his major league debut, helping the St. Louis Cardinals cruise past the New York Mets 10-4 on Tuesday night.
Buck will wear pink reflective stickers on his fingernails Sunday to honor breast cancer survivors on Mother’s Day.
The Mets went 2-3 on last week’s road trip, losing two of three to the Marlins and splitting their rain-shortened two-game set in Atlanta.
Rain has forced the Braves to postpone their game Saturday against the Mets. A makeup date has yet to be determined.