After dropping the first game of a doubleheader in Pittsburgh to old friend Jonathon Niese on Tuesday, the Mets completed a miserable day by dropping the nightcap.
Jacob deGrom allowed two runs in the second inning, but the Mets cut the deficit in half in the top of the fifth. Michael Conforto doubled with two outs and went to third on wild pitch. After a walk, Kevin Plawecki singled to plate Conforto to make it a 2-1 game.
But the Mets gave the run right back in the bottom of the inning when John Jaso doubled home a run to give the Pirates a 3-1 lead. James Loney made a great play for the final out that saved a couple of runs.
deGrom pitched six decent innings, allowing three runs on six hits. He struck out nine batters and did not walk any.
Mets lose 3-1, the same score as the first game. Two runs in two games will not get you very far.