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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 more, including 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 top four columnists in the country -- highest circulation category -- by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the top three columnists in the country by the National Headliners Awards. For 2013, he was named top columnist in the state by the Keystone Awards and second-place by the Pennsylvania AP Managing Editors.

94 Comments

  1. TWO-LINE THURSDAY

    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. 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.

    • 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

      • 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.

  3. 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.

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

  4. 100 on the under for both to kep my losing streak going…

  5. ahhhh Baseball….

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  7. Add me to the New Mexico list please.

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

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

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

      • 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.

    • 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. :)

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

        • 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.

  10. 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.

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

  12. Bases full of Buccos!

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

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

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

  15. I’ll take it. Come on Inge!

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

  17. 1-1 after they should have had more. New ball game.

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

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

  20. Ron Darling heaping lots of praise on Marte.

  21. 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.

  22. Tabata got a hit? Holy crap.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. Is that legal? A two out hit.

  26. Watson continues to struggle

  27. It’s time to get the run back.

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

  29. 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.

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

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

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

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

  34. 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?

    Somehow.

    • 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.

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

  36. Crap, he nearly had it.

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

  38. Clint obviously doesn’t know score.

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

  40. Their old man is faster than ours.

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

  42. Locke is pitching like an ace.

  43. Damn! This one hurts.

  44. 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.

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

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

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

  48. Grilli was too tired

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

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

  51. 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.

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

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

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

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