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Final: Mets 3, Pirates 2

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to first pitch …

Game: Pirates (18-15) vs. New York Mets (13-17)

Starters: LHP Jeff Locke vs. RHP Dillon Gee

Time: 7:10 p.m.

Site: Citi Field, New York

Radio: 93.7 The Fan

Here’s the official live box score.

Here’s the Pirates’ lineup …

  1. Starling Marte, LF
  2. Travis Snider, RF
  3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
  4. Garrett Jones, 1B
  5. Russell Martin, C
  6. Pedro Alvarez, 3B
  7. Brandon Inge, 2B
  8. Clint Barmes, SS
  9. Locke, LHP

Here’s TribLIVE’s Pirates page. Beat writer Rob Biertempfel is on the scene.

Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and, recently, his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.


  1. Playoffs by 2012 says:


    Line #1
    Total INNINGS PITCHED by Jeff Locke in tonight’s game
    Line is 6.25

    Line #2
    Total STOLEN BASES by Pirates runners in tonight’s game
    Line is 1.5

    Max “wager” is 100 units per line.
    Play one or play them both.
    This is always just for fun and entertainment purposes.

    Good Luck!

  2. Ghost says:

    Just read the chat transcript. Saw that the issue of what to do with Pedro Alvarez came up again. Don’t you guys know we solved all that on yesterday’s thread?
    Seriously though, I was content with the consensus yesterday that Pedro, while not a bust, is not turning out to be the stud we had crossed our fingers for. He is what he is, and for now that is our 3rd baseman. However, though he hit 30 HR’s last year, I’m not convinced he’s going to repeat that. We’ll have to wait and see. Which is all we can do.

  3. TCB says:

    Under on both for 100

  4. Karen22 says:

    1. 100 – OVER

    2. 50 – UNDER

  5. NMR says:

    Davis and Duda out of the lineup for the Metropolitans tonight leaving John Buck and David Wright as the only homerun threats.

    Jeff throws strikes, he holds this team in check.

  6. Ghost says:

    Literally flipped a coin to decide this, but:
    One hundred on the UNDER for Line 1.

  7. JaxBuc says:

    100 OVER for Line 1
    50 UNDER for Line 2

  8. stickyweb says:


    100 over line 1
    100 under line 2


  9. blazer says:

    100 on the under for both to kep my losing streak going…

  10. Playoffs, I will take the OVER on Lines 1 and 2 for 100 each. Thanks. Go Bucs!!!

  11. Brotherhood of the Redus says:

    He’s on pace for 30 again and will undoubtedly get hot. Should the halos bench josh Hamilton yet? You play with fire when streaky guys are mainstays in the lineup…for better or worse

  12. Nor Cal Stlrfanrc (Ryan) says:

    100 on the under for both

  13. Nor Cal Stlrfanrc (Ryan) says:

    Just kidding

    100 on the Over line 1

    100 on under, line 2

  14. Nor Cal Stlrfanrc (Ryan) says:

    ahhhh Baseball….

  15. Arriba Wilver says:

    100 on the UNDER for both lines, please.

    We are talking about the Pens, right?

  16. Bizrow says:

    100 radioactive goldfish on the OVAH for both lines

    Thanks, Playoffs

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  18. NMR says:

    Thank you, sir.

    Let’s make this a thing.

  19. blazer says:

    Add me to the New Mexico list please.

  20. Pucknutz says:

    100 UNDER on both.

  21. Jason81 says:

    100 on the OVER for line 1

    100 on the UNDER for line 2

  22. theplanisworking says:

    No, the Riverhounds. ;)

  23. Nor Cal Stlrfanrc (Ryan) says:

    If most pitchers throw strikes and hit their spots they’ll keep any lineup in check….lol

  24. Joey Mellons says:

    40 and over on both lines.

  25. JRay3 says:

    Greetings to the window from a block away from Chase Field. Good night for the Bucs to get a series opening W.

    As for the lines…Jeff Locke has only gone over the number once in his starts this season. Play the numbers.

    Line 1- 100 on the UNDER

    Line 2- 100 on the UNDER

    Thanks Playoffs and Go Bucs!

  26. theplanisworking says:

    Mr. Playoffs,

    I will take 50 Hippos on the UNDER for both lines.


  27. Dadtackular says:

    100 under line 1
    100 over line 2

  28. radio wave says:

    At playoffs: Uranim again just under the wire. Give me 75 under online one. Give me 50 under online to. Thank you

  29. Lad9 says:

    Line 1 over
    Line 2 under

    100 on both. Thank you Playoffs. Go Buccos!

  30. Let’s go Bucs! Get this thing started.

  31. Ermine says:

    This no TV thing is getting VERY old !!!!

  32. theplanisworking says:

    Even when I go onto the 93.7 website, I cant get the game.

  33. Ermine says:

    I understand the business aspect of it, but how is it contractual, if due to the lockout, everything was pushed ahead by two weeks. The NHL season should have ended on 4/13 . This would be the second round by now. Why should the Pirates and their fans have to pay for hockey’s stupidity.

  34. Snoozer of a game so far, and of course they are losing 1-0. Offense is working Gee, but he is having his way with them anyway. Need to get some things going.

  35. Lad9 says:

    I have the Extra Innings package and it is blacked out there. Except on the MLB Game Mix channel, which has 8 games on at once in little boxes. So I am watching it there between periods and during breaks of the Pens game. Pretty sure that indicates that I have a problem. :)

  36. Ermine says:

    I have extra Innings also, I’ll have to try that.

  37. Lad9 says:

    If you arrow to the game you can even get the sound. Be prepared to get a look from the other people in the house that indicates you may not be driving with all four tires.

  38. Bases loaded and NO outs, they need to take advantage and get some RUNS this inning. Come on Pedro – it up to you!

  39. pattonbb says:

    Bases full of Buccos!

    Come on Pedro!! Lean into one if you have to.

  40. Ermine says:

    At very least make a productive out. Almost anything but a K.

  41. At least Pedro got it deep enough to score one, but we NEED MORE!!!

  42. Lad9 says:

    I’ll take it. Come on Inge!

  43. Earlier – nothing but groundouts. Now – nothing but popups. Come on Barmes, do something!!

  44. 1-1 after they should have had more. New ball game.

  45. pattonbb says:

    More would’ve been nice, but at least we have a tied game.

  46. Patrick(ri) says:

    Nothing surprising from the weakest bottom-of-lineup in mlb.

  47. Patrick(ri) says:

    The good news, no matter who wins the game, has to be Locke — this guy is pretty good!

  48. pattonbb says:

    Ron Darling heaping lots of praise on Marte.

  49. UNDER wins for line 1 since Jeff only goes 6 innings – darn pitch count. Line 2 is looking to be an UNDER unless they can do something soon.

  50. pattonbb says:

    Tabata got a hit? Holy crap.

  51. Lad9 says:

    Agree. Since he got rid of his pet gopher he has been very solid.

  52. I think, maybe even hope, that the Bucs are just waiting for everyone watching the Pens to finish their game in order to finally score more and win this game.

  53. Of course, with two outs a rocked double scores the go ahead run for the Mets and now it is 2-1 and the Bucs still not doing anything against this team.

  54. Patrick(ri) says:

    Is that legal? A two out hit.

  55. pattonbb says:

    Watson continues to struggle

  56. Ermine says:

    It’s time to get the run back.

  57. Welcome back to the folks watching the Pens game (4-0 win and 3-2 series lead).

  58. The Bucs are in this stretch against losing teams, and they have to start beating them. So far they are only 6-9 against the teams with losing records, and 12-6 against the winning teams.

  59. About time Pedro!!! 2-2 with a monster shot by Pedro. Actually has two hits tonight. Got hot, big guy!! ADD ON!!

  60. Lad9 says:

    Pedro! Lets hope this the start of another of his good streaks.

  61. Patrick(ri) says:

    Can we buy tickets for Pedro’s family for more games?

  62. tdb1977 says:

    Pinch me, I must be dreaming. Pedro with a home run?!?!?!?!

  63. tdb1977 says:

    Every Pirates fan should chip in for this!

  64. Drew71 says:

    So has Young Mister Locke started to turn into a pitcher?

    Would never have predicted that, but good for him if he can keep it up.

    I watched this guy for two years in spring training throw his lollipop pitches. Never quite got him.

    But who knows? Maybe MLB hitters are fooled by 66 MPH fastballs.

    What do EYE care if it works?


  65. tdb1977 says:

    He has found his inner pitcher and has decided that the 2013 campaign is a great time to show it to all of major league baseball.

  66. MadTurk says:

    I think he can afford it. Really his streaks don’t last long anyway.

  67. Patrick(ri) says:

    This is when a superstar comes through. Or msybe just a Buck hits with two outs.

  68. Patrick(ri) says:

    Crap, he nearly had it.

  69. Lad9 says:

    Cutch robbed. Still, good to see him drive the ball the other way. He is swinging nice lately.

  70. Patrick(ri) says:


  71. Milo Hamilton says:

    Clint obviously doesn’t know score.

  72. Milo Hamilton says:

    …the score.

  73. Ermine says:

    Curious to see how Grilli does in a non-save situation.

  74. Patrick(ri) says:

    Their old man is faster than ours.

  75. Patrick(ri) says:

    Look on the bright side — Grilli can’t get a blown save.

  76. Officer Mancuso says:

    Locke is pitching like an ace.

  77. Lad9 says:

    Damn! This one hurts.

  78. Goodnight folks. Don’t let the door hit you in the keester! Grilli Burnt by this one, but the Bucs offense didn’t help at all. Bucs lose 3-2.

  79. Patrick(ri) says:

    We lost this one earlier — two pop-ups and a dribbler with bases loaded.

  80. Milo Hamilton says:

    Another great job by those anemic bats. When does Dillon Gee pick up his Cy Young ?

  81. Make that 6-10 against losing teams, and now we are just 2 over at 18-16.

  82. Ermine says:

    I guess we found out how he’d do in a non-save situation :(

  83. Thundercrack says:

    Grilli was too tired

  84. Gosh the Riverhounds won a match!!! Bucs could have made it the trifecta, but all for not.

  85. Officer Mancuso says:

    So Locke is pitching the cover off the ball, Pedro is rocking, etc. Pedro SUCKS.

  86. Chuck H says:

    When are those hitless wonders going to learn how to score runs? We got another homer with no one on base, of course. Guess who hit it- Sir Whiffs-a-lot. Maybe we are starting our swoon early this season. Way too many auto outs with men in scoring position.

  87. Officer Mancuso says:

    Success in professional sports is easily measured: wins, and losses. The Pirates are coming up short (who knew?)

  88. Officer Mancuso says:

    NH is sure I’m an ignorant fan. I’m sure he’s an incompetent nincompoop from Cleveland.

  89. Baywatch says:

    Hey, wait a minute, Officer Man! We just rescued a few girls over here!

  90. Ghost says:

    If you’re out there, where in my above post do I mention benching Alvarez? What I said was pretty much the opposite. And your comparison of Alvarez to Josh Hamilton was completely ridiculous.

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