Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Rd 3–Game 5: “5 run 4th does in Bucs”

Veale vs McAndrew
Mets 5, Pirates 3

Jim_McAndrew-1968dWith all the pitching depth that the Mets have it was no shock that they went to their 5th starter, Jim McAndrew in Game 5.  Pittsburgh went with their Game 2 starter Bob Veale, who once again turned in a dreadful performance (5 runs in 3 2/3 IP).  New York broke a scoreless tie by batting around in the bottom of the 4th.  Buddy Harrelson supplied the Mets 4th consecutive single in the inning, which knocked in Swoboda and Agee.  McAndrew's bunt scored J.C. Martin.  The Glider singled Harrelson home and a wild pitch allowed Charles to plate the 5th run.  The Bucs got 2 in the 6th tom cut the lead to 3 and when Willie Stargell homered to lead off the 8th the lead was now down to 2.  That homer was off of Ron Taylor, who relieved McAndrew with one out in the 7th.  Taylor got out of the 8th without any additional damage, then pitched a perfect 9th to lock the game down.
Mets lead series 3-2

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