Pirates Prevail on Met Miscues

Two errors in the 8th hand New York a 10-7 loss in Pittsburgh
By Joseph Fasano,  Newser User
Posted Aug 16, 2007 11:14 PM CDT
Pirates Prevail on Met Miscues
Pittsburgh Pirates' Freddy Sanchez, right, scores the go ahead run as New York Mets catcher Mike DeFelice awaits the throw from right field in the eighthinning of the baseball game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007. The Pirates came from behind to beat the Mets, 10-7. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)   (Associated Press)

Sloppy defense cost the Mets a loss in Pittsburgh last night. With two outs and the game tied in the eighth, New York's Freddy Sanchez erred on a routine grounder, and catcher Mike DiFelice bumbled a throw at the plate to hand the Pirates the lead. Pittsburgh scored two more runs against the disheartened Mets on their way to a 10-7 victory.

The Mets managed to win two in the three-game stay in Pitt. At 67-53, they're still three ahead of Philadelphia in the National League East. While Aaron Heilman chalked up the loss for New York, ace Cole Hamels led the Phillies to a 4-2 win over the Nationals last night, hurling six shutout innings and heating up the division pennant race. (More New York Mets stories.)

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