The Pittsburgh Pirates rallied from an early 5-0 deficit to defeat the New York Mets by a score of 6-5 in the series finale at Citi Field.
The victory sends the Pittsburgh Pirates into the All-Star break with a record of 34-56, and that game could be seen as a spark for the club in the second half.
The Mets inflicted all of their damage in a brutal first inning for the road staff. Brandon Nimmo doubled and Francisco Lindor belted a homer off of Chase de Jong to make it 2-0 just two batters into the game. Later in the inning, with two runners on and only one out, Michael Conforto would send another de Jong fastball over the wall to make it 5-0 in the first inning.
That opening sequence of the game was probably enough for most Pirates fans to turn the channel and watch