The Mets (20-26) will play game two of their three-game set against the Pirates (22-27) on Saturday evening (7:15 p.m. ET) at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Mets won on Friday evening against Pittsburgh, as Jacob deGrom pitched 8.1 innings and Neil Walker drove in four.
The Mets are 4-6 in their last 10 games and they snapped their six-game losing streak on Friday night. ... They are tied for second in the majors with 132 runs scored this month. ... The Mets are 9-11 on the road so far this season.
Who is starting tonight for the Mets?
Right-hander Zack Wheeler (3.74 ERA, 1.29 WHIP) gave up four runs and two hits over five innings of work. He is now 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA (five earned runs/21.2 innings pitched) and 19 strikeouts in his last four starts.
This is Wheeler's first start against the Pirates and it is only his sixth start against an NL Central team.
Who is starting tonight for the Pirates?
Right-hander Gerrit Cole (3.36 ERA, 1.12 WHIP) surrendered 10 hits and five runs (including two home runs) in his last start against the Braves on May 22.
Cole is just 2-5 on the season but has struck out 52 batters compared to walking only 13.
Michael Conforto has five home, 11 RBI and 15 runs scored in his last 11 games. ... Walker recorded his 500th career RBI on Friday and is four hits shy of 1,000 for his career. ... Walker is hitting .400 with one double, three home runs and seven RBI in five games versus his former club Pittsburgh since joining the Mets. ... Lucas Duda is 7-for-14 with three doubles, one home run, seven RBI and four runs over his last four games.