Recap - New York Defeats Pittsburgh 5-3
New York moneyline bettors cashed on Saturday courtesy of a 5-3 win against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.
Bettors who backed the Mets were rewarded as +147 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 7.5.
Jonathon Niese earned the victory for the Mets, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 3, and allowing 7 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Dan Murphy in the win.
Pittsburgh's starting pitcher Gerrit Cole worked 4 innings, giving up 7 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Josh Harrison in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored New York as they had 9 hits, while Pittsburgh only had 7.
Jenrry Mejia pitched the final 1 innings for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.