After losing game one of their doubleheader in the afternoon, the Pittsburgh Pirates looked for revenge in the night cap. The New York Mets had other plans, as they easily handled Pittsburgh in game two by the final of 10-0. Once New York starter Jacob deGrom got a few runs to work with, he made sure that the game was in hand.
deGrom worked seven innings and gave up just three hits, with one walk and eight strikeouts. Adam Ottavino pitched the eighth and struck out one batter during that time. The final member of the Mets bullpen to throw was Alex Claudio. Claudio allowed one hit, while collecting one strikeout.
New York began their offensive onslaught in the second inning. A bases loaded walk to Brandon Nimmo accounted for the first run. The second came on a wild pitch, while the final two runs crossed the plate when Francisco Lindor doubled to right. All of these runs came off of Jose Oviedo, who only worked 1.2 innings.
Three more runs would come around for the Mets in the fourth. Lindor struck with an RBI double, before scoring on a Jeff McNeil two RBI single to right. Those three runs were charged to Zach Thompson. Thompson would work three innings before giving way to Tyler Beede. He would allow two runs on four hits over one inning on the mound. Yohan Ramirez pitched the eighth and ninth, which is when Daniel Vogelbach plated the final run of the night in the ninth with a single to left center.
The good news of the day was Josh VanMeter being designated for assignment, though it didn’t do much to ignite the bats. Now 36 games under .500, the Pirates will have an off day on Thursday before starting a three game home series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday. This will be the first of three series remaining between these two teams over the final month of the season.
Record vs. Mets: 1-2
Record vs. N.L. East: 9-22
Record at Home: 27-40
Overall Record: 50-86
Let’s Go Bucs!