Sterling Gibbs scored 24 points, including 11 straight for Seton Hall early in the second half, and had 10 assists to lead the Pirates past Marquette 80-70 on Wednesday night.
Jonathon Niese extended his streak of solid starts with six gritty innings, rookie Eric Campbell had three hits while subbing for injured star third baseman David Wright and the New York Mets spoiled Gerrit Cole’s return from the disabled list Saturday with a 5-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Josh Harrison homered in the seventh inning to make up for a baserunning blunder and made a diving catch in left field to help preserve the Pittsburgh Pirates’ first win in the Bronx in 54 years, 5-3 over the New York Yankees on Sunday for a doubleheader split.
Mark Teixeira hit a two-run homer, Zoilo Almonte connected in his first start of the season and the New York Yankees went deep five times Saturday for a 7-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Ike Davis connected twice and reached a career-high 30 homers, Jenrry Mejia pitched five effective innings for his first major league win and the New York Mets beat the plummeting Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 Monday night for their fourth straight victory.
Jim Rome, host of Rome on CBS Sports Network and The Jim Rome Show on the radio joined CBS Local Sports to give his take on the biggest topics in the major sports.
Michael Pineda made a good first impression on Monday. In his first start of the spring, Pineda gave up a leadoff single and then retired six straight hitters, two of which via strikeout.
Welcome back to the national spotlight, No. 24 Seton Hall.
Baseball long ago opened the door to replay when it allowed reviews of whether a ball is a home run, including whether it is fair or foul. So it’s not a big leap to allow replay of, oh, I don’t know, PLAYS THAT DECIDE GAMES, like this one.
Ahoy Tri-State residents! There’s something special happening this weekend and everyone can be part of it!
For a change, the hits kept falling for the New York Mets. For the Pittsburgh Pirates, nothing’s changed — it’s another losing record, another bit of history.
Maybe the Mets will have better luck when they face two teams this week that they have not seen so far in 2010 as they visit the Houston Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates.