Bailey Falter solid again but Pirates’ offense continues to scuffle in loss to Mets

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Bailey Falter had another solid outing for the Pittsburgh Pirates but the offense stayed cold and the bullpen struggled, resulting in a 9-1 loss to the New York Mets at Citi Field on Wednesday afternoon.

Falter gave the Pirates (11-8) five strong innings, holding the Mets (10-8) to two runs on four hits. The left-hander walked one and struck out a season-high four batters. 47 of his 73 pitches went for strikes.

Over his last three starts, Falter (1-1) has allowed three runs in 16 innings pitched (1.69 ERA) and has issued only two free passes.

The two runs the Mets scored against Falter came on a Starling Marte two-run home run in the bottom of the third inning. It was the 150th home run in Marte’s career.


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