Game Preview: Mets @ Pirates

The Mets lost in historic fashion last night and now try to avoid being swept by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Tylor Megill gave the Mets exactly what they needed yesterday but the bullpen fell apart and blew a 6-0 lead as the Pirates were able to score 5 runs in the 8th inning and 4 runs in the ninth to take the game. Between the loss, the Lindor injury and the deGrom injury – yesterday was a really bad day in Mets land.

But today is a new day and a new chance to start a winning streak. Fresh off the All-Star game Taijuan Walker makes the start today for the Mets. Walker has made 16 starts and pitched 90.0 innings this year with a 2.50 ERA, 3.16 FIP, 1.033 WHIP and a 155 ERA+. He faced the Pirates before the All-Star break and allowed 2 runs over 5.0 innings from 4 hits and 3 walks in a game the Mets won 13-4. The Pirates have the following numbers against Walker:

The Mets draw JT Brubaker for the series concluder today. Brubaker has made 16 starts and tossed 88.2 innings this year with a 4.47 ERA, 4.71 FIP, 1.150 WHIP and a 92 ERA+. His last start was against the Mets who scored 6 runs over 5.0 innings against from 6 hits including 2 homers. He’s allowed 11 earned runs in his last 11 innings of work. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

Let’s Go Mets!

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