MMO Game Thread: Pirates vs Mets, 7:10 PM

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 • 7:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, N.Y.
RHP Jamison Taillon (0-0, 4.50) vs. RHP Jacob deGrom (3-2, 2.80)
SNY • WOR 710 AM • ESPN 1050 AM

The Mets started off well in Milwaukee but it ended in a whimper after a forgettable game in the broiling sun on Saturday and an error filled affair on Sunday. The Mets mounted a comeback attempt late in Sunday’s game but it was too little too late.

New York begins an eight-game homestand tonight. The Mets are 14-8 in their last 22 games at Citi Field and 15-12 at home overall this season. The Mets are 1-9 in their last 10 games against the Pirates, winning their last match-up on June 8 at PNC Park. The Mets went 0-6 vs. Pittsburgh in 2015.

Mets Lineup

  1. Alejandro De Aza – LF
  2. Asdrubal Cabrera – SS
  3. Curtis Granderson – RF
  4. Yoenis Cespedes – CF
  5. Kelly Johnson – 2B
  6. Wilmer Flores – 3B
  7. James Loney – 1B
  8. Kevin Plawecki – C
  9. Jacob deGrom – RHP

Pirates Lineup

  1. John Jaso – 1B
  2. Andrew McCutchen – CF
  3. Gregory Polanco – RF
  4. Starling Marte – LF
  5. Jung Ho Kang – 3B
  6. Josh Harrison – 2B
  7. Jordy Mercer – SS
  8. Chris Stewart – C
  9. Jameson Taillon – RHP

Jacob deGrom will be on the hill for the Mets tonight at Citi Field. He is 3-2 over 10 starts and 61.0 innings with a 2.80 ERA. DeGrom is coming off a quality start against the Pirates where he allowed 3 ER over 6.0 innings with 9 K’s. The strikeouts were the second most he has recorded this season. The Pirates have the following numbers against Jacob:

  • McCutchen 3-8
  • Mercer 2-8
  • Jaso 1-6, 2B
  • Polanco 0-5
  • Harrison 0-5, 3 K
  • Joyce 0-3, 3 K
  • Marte 0-2

Jameson Taillon makes his second MLB start for the Pirates tonight. He made his major league debut against the Mets last week and was sent down after the game. In that start he allowed 3 ER over 6.0 innings while walking 2 and striking out 3. The Mets have the following numbers against Jameson:

  • Cabrera 1-3, 2B
  • Cespedes 1-3
  • Conforto 0-1, RBI, BB
  • De Aza 0-2
  • Loney 1-3
  • Walker 0-2
  • Syndergaard 1-2, 2B

Let’s Go Mets!

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