Mets make somebody else look bad

'Pathetic' offense is prolific when matched against perennially poor Pirates club

Updated: August 20, 2010, 11:38 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PITTSBURGH -- Pathetic. Embarrassing.

Take your pick.

And no, neither is a reference to the New York Mets this time.

A day after the Mets mustered three hits in Houston and manager Jerry Manuel labeled his team's hitting "pathetic," the Mets found a cure for their woes in the Pittsburgh Pirates.

In only his third career start as a cleanup hitter, Chris Carter homered, had two RBIs and scored twice. The Mets had their largest scoring output in ...

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