MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Pirates, 7:05 PM

New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies

The Mets will try to snap their two-game losing streak when they continue their series against the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight at PNC Park. Jacob deGrom (1-4, 3.75) opposes right-hander Brandon Cumpton (3-2, 4.93) in a 7:05 PM matchup.

DeGrom won his first major league game in his last start on June 21 at Miami, tossing 7.0 shutout innings, allowing five hits, walking three and striking out seven. He has allowed three runs or less in six of his first eight major league starts.

Lucas Duda has hit a home run in two straight games and is having himself quite a month of June at the plate. The Mets first baseman is hitting .290 (20-69) with nine doubles, five home runs and 15 RBI this month.

Ruben Tejada has hit in five straight games, going 7-17 (.412) with a .500 on-base percentage. Tejada is hitting .305 (25-82) since May 25, a span of 25 games and his 31 walks are the fifth-most in the majors by a shortstop.

Daniel Murphy leads the National League with 95 hits, is ninth in the NL with a .309 road batting average and tied for eighth with 26 multi-hit games. Since 2012, only one player in the National League has more hits than Murphy’s 449, reigning MVP Andrew McCutchen who has 472.

Updated Starting Lineup

  1. Curtis Granderson – RF
  2. Ruben Tejada – SS
  3. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  4. Lucas Duda – 1B
  5. Chris Young – LF
  6. Eric Campbell – 3B
  7. Juan Lagares – CF
  8. Travis d’Arnaud – C
  9. Jacob deGrom – RHP

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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