Walker begins for New York towards Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Pirates (32-54, fifth in NL Central) vs. New York Mets (45-38, first in NL East)

Sinks, queens; Thursday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING LIKELIHOODS: Pirates: JT Brubaker (4-8, 4.09 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 81 strikeouts) Mets: Taijuan Walker (7-3, 2.44 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 87 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mets -195, Pirates +175; Over / Under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: New York and Pittsburgh will play on Thursday.

The Mets are 26-12 in home games in 2020. New York has hit 80 home runs as a team this season. Pete Alonso leads the club at 15, averaging one in every 17.1 for bats.

The pirates are on their way from 13-29. Pittsburgh’s line-up has 67 homers this season, with Bryan Reynolds leading them with 15 homers.

TOP PERFORMER: Alonso leads the Mets with 15 homers and is .475.

Reynolds leads the Pirates with 48 RBIs, beating .301.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Mets: 5-5, .243 batting average, 5.76 ERA, exceeded by 16 runs

Pirates: 3-7, 0.219 batting average, 5.79 ERA, outperformed by 31 runs

INJURIES: Mets: Jordan Yamamoto: (shoulder), Noah Syndergaard: (elbow), Sean Reid-Foley: (elbow), David Peterson: (side), Corey Oswalt: (knee), Joey Lucchesi: (elbow), Tommy Hunter : (Back), Robert Gsellman: (large strain), Carlos Carrasco: (thigh), Dellin Betances: (shoulder), Johneshwy Fargas: (shoulder), Jose Martinez: (knee), JD Davis: (hand).

Pirates: Jose Soriano: (elbow), Luis Oviedo: (quad), Blake Cederlind: (elbow), Trevor Cahill: (calf), Steven Brault: (lat trunk), Ka’ai Tom: (back), Gregory Polanco : (Hip), Phillip Evans: (concussion), Colin Moran: (wrist), Erik Gonzalez: (side).


The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and Sportradar data.

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