The New York Mets fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 at Citi Field.
Like several other games, the Mets rallied in the 9th. The main problem this time was that the gap was too far to reach.
The Mets can blame two three-run innings, one in the 2nd and one in the 5th, for their undoing tonight.
It was another troubling start for Shaun Marcum, who receives his third loss of the season after going 4 2/3rds innings and earning 6 runs as his E.R.A. jumps to 8.59 on the season.
The Mets return to play the Pirates on Saturday, with Jonathan Niese taking the mound. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10PM, with pregame coverage on 1230 FOX Sports starting at 12:30PM.