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GAME 1 RECAP: Mets Demolish Pirates, 8-1

By Unknown author

The Pirates never had a chance. The combination of Dillon Gee‘s sparkling performance and the Mets relentless offense was too much for Pittsburgh. Gee hurled eight dominant innings, allowing eight hits, one earned-run, zero walks, and five strike-outs. It was his seventh win of 2011. Jose Reyes and Angel Pagan did most of the damage with the bats, combining for five hits, including a double, triple, homerun, two RBI, and four runs-scored. The win puts the Mets just one game below the .500 mark.


  • Dillon Gee pitched eight innings–the most of his career in a single game–and surrendered eight hits,  just one earned-run, zero walks, while striking-out five batters. The win bumps him up to 7-0 on the season.
  • Jose Reyes went 3-5 with his second homerun of 2011. Reyes also chipped in two singles, one RBI, and two runs-scored.
  • Justin Turner smacked an two-RBI single, scored a run, and stole his fifth bag.
  • Carlos Beltran collected a single, RBI, and drew two walks.
  • Dan Murphy hit first triple since 2009.
  • Angel Pagan picked-up a double and triple, as well as a RBI and two runs-scored.
  • Josh Thole quietly recorded three singles and a RBI.
  • Tim Byrdak finished the game with a scoreless inning. Terry Collins surprising (and thankfully) did not go with Francisco Rodriguez.