Game Wrap - New York 9-8 Victors Over Pirates
New York grabbed a 9-8 win over Pittsburgh on Thursday, as Jason Isringhausen was credited with a win at Citi Field.
New York was favored by -135 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
New York got 5 innings from Mike Pelfrey, who gave up 7 earned runs on 10 hits, while striking out 3. Jason Isringhausen earned the victory, while the Mets got 4 RBIs from Carlos Beltran in the win.
Pittsburgh's starting pitcher Paul Maholm worked 5 2/3 innings, giving up 8 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 4 hits from Xavier Paul in a losing cause.
Pittsburgh enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 14-9 advantage in hits.
The game was closed out by Francisco Rodriguez who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 2 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.
New York looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Atlanta. Pittsburgh will aim to get back on the winning track vs Philadelphia.