Mike Pelfrey got bailed out -- again.
Despite giving up a season high-tying seven earned runs and 10 hits in five innings on Thursday afternoon, Pelfrey was let off the hook when the Mets came back and eventually beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-8. It's the second time this season that the Mets have rallied from a 7-0 deficit to turn a sure Pelfrey loss into a no-decision (April 6 at Philadelphia).
Pelfrey gave up six runs on eight hits through the first two innings, but rebounded to allow just one run over the final three frames of his outing, which allowed his team to get back into the game.
"I thought I did a better job keeping the ball down," said Pelfrey, whose earned run average stands at 5.56.
• Jose Reyes tried not to take his personal life to the field with him on Thursday afternoon -- but he couldn't help himself.
Reyes is still grieving for grandmother, who died Monday afternoon. In his first game back after a three-day stint on the bereavement list, Reyes went 1-for-4 with a run scored.
"I was thinking about her a little bit during the game, but I need to stay focused," Reyes said.
Reyes was able to extend his hitting streak to seven games (.484, 15-for-31), but failed to pick up multiple hits, which ended his career high-tying streak at six games with two or more hits.
• By coming through with a pinch-hit RBI single in the sixth, Daniel Murphy raised his average to .293. He was hitting just .233 on May 20.
"All I'm doing is putting really good swings on the ball," said Murphy, who is 3-for-14 as a pinch-hitter this season.