In the last of a four-game series between the Pittsburgh Pirates (32-26) and the New York Mets (31-26) at PNC Park, Jameson Taillon (0-0, 0.00 ERA) and Noah Syndergaard (6-2, 1.91 ERA) get the ball. The Pirates won the last game 3-1, and Pittsburgh can finish out the series sweep with a win in this game. The game gets underway at 7:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jun. 8 and will air on SNY and RTPT.
This is the first start of the season for Taillon. Gregory Polanco (.301, 39 Rs, 9 HRs, 38 RBIs, 7 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. The Mets were victorious the last time Syndergaard pitched. He pitched well, going 7.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out nine and walking one in a 6-2 victory over the Marlins. Neil Walker (.278, 25 Rs, 13 HRs, 25 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The Mets are -140 in the Major League debut for Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon. The Pirates swept yesterday's traditional doubleheader. This game has a total of 7.
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When leading after seven innings, New York is 8-6, while Pittsburgh is 14-17.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Mets are going to have to step it up if they want to win this matchup. The Pirates have a 14-0 record in games where opponents scored one run or less.
When they are outhit, the Pirates are 5-17. The Mets have a 7-21 record when opponents outhit them.
Pittsburgh ranks near the bottom of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 56 this season. New York ranks in the top five at fourth with 77.
Ranking 11th, New York is in the top half of the league in walks, notching 189 this season. Pittsburgh ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 209.
The Pirates are 22-11 when they hit at least one home run. The Mets perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 26-12 record.