David Wright Sets Hits Record, Mets Shut Out Pirates
Following a start in which he allowed seven runs in exactly zero innings, Jeremy Hefner turned in a solid performance to beat the Pirates on a night that David Wright set the Mets record for hits.
The Mets jumped all over Jeff Locke in the third. With one out Ruben Tejada singled. He tried to steal second but Locke had him picked off, however the throw from first baseman Garrett Jones hit Tejada on the arm and Tejada was safe at second. Daniel Murphy singled to score Tejada. Wright hit a dribbler to Pedro Alvarez at third, who threw the ball over Jones’s head. Murphy scored to make it 2-0. Wright ended up at second and was credited with a hit — the 1419th of his career to break the all-time Mets record. Scott Hairston doubled to score Wright and Kelly Shoppach singled home Hairston to extend the Mets lead to 4-0.
The Mets added another run in the fourth. Andres Torres reached on an infield hit, Hefner sacrificed him to second, he stole third and then scored when Tejada hit a single through the drawn-in infield.
The Mets made it 6-0 in the sixth. Torres once again singled and was sacrificed to second. Tejada then drove him in with his fourth hit on the night.
Hefner threw seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits while striking out seven Pirates and walking one.
Mets win 6-0.
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Date: September 26, 2012