Harvey and Sewald Struggle in Mets 12-7 Loss to Pirates

The Mets were defeated tonight 12-7 by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first of a 3-game weekend series. 

Matt Harvey had a rough night allowing six runs on five hits while walking four over five innings. The Mets trailed 1-0 early but Lucas Duda ripped a 2-run home run to give New York a 2-1 lead. The Pirates would fight right back when Elias Diaz hit a bases clearing 3-run double. Ahead 4-2 in the fifth, Pirates ace Gerrit Cole would surrendered a 2-run blast to Michael Conforto which tied the game. Neil Walker would follow with an RBI triple, he'd then score on a wild pitch before Duda hit his second homer of the game to give the Mets a 7-4 lead. 

That lead was short lived as Harvey would come on to pitch the top of the sixth and was immediately pulled after allowing a home run to Josh Bell and walking Andrew McCutchen. Paul Sewald would come on in relief and served up a go ahead 3-run home run to Elias Diaz. The Pirates would put up 7 in total in the sixth and had a commanding 11-7 lead. Josh Harrison would cap off the Pirates night with a solo homer off Neil Ramirez in the eighth.

Robert Gsellman will get the start for the Mets on Saturday night. Coverage on WOR kicks off at 6:05 pm with Pete McCarthy and 'Mets onDeck'. 

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