Game Preview: Mets @ Pirates

The Mets dropped the first game of the road trip yesterday to the Pirates, and they start the second game tonight as Jacob deGrom takes the mound against Brandon Cumpton. Jacob is 1-4 over 8 starts this season logging 48.0 innings with a 3.75 ERA. Last start he was coming off of the worst start of his career where he allowed 6 ER over 4.1 innings. He responded to that by pitching 7.0 innings of shutout ball. His third start of his career was against the Pirates where he shut them out for 6.2 innings allowing 5 hits, 5 walks and struck out 4 batters. The Pirates have the following numbers against deGrom:

  • Harrison 0-4
  • Walker 1-3
  • Alvarez 2-3, 2B
  • Davis 0-2
  • Marte 0-2
  • Martin 0-3
  • McCutchen 2-2

Brandon Cumpton is 3-2 on the season also over 8 starts like deGrom pitching 45.2 innings with a 4.93 ERA. Also just like deGrom, he is coming off of 7.0 inning shutout performance. His numbers in June have been much better than previously this season pitching in four starts, 23.1 innings with a 3.09 ERA. He faced the Mets earlier and allowed only two runs, one earned over 6.0 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Abreu 2-3, 2B
  • Duda 1-3
  • Granderson 0-3
  • Lagaures 1-2
  • Murphy 1-3
  • Wright 0-3

Lets Go Mets!

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