You remember the Mets, the punchless, struggling team that creamed the Pirates in two of three games last weekend.
New York returned home and split a four-game series with the National League Central-leading Brewers, winning the first two and dropping the following pair.
While the Pirates (24-30) had an off day Thursday, the Mets had an afternoon game. The Buccos went 1-2 in three dramatic games against the Diamondbacks this week, the last being a 14-inning, rain-interrupted 6-5 loss on Wednesday. The Pirates are set to recall Max Moroff and Phil Gosselin after waiving Alen Hanson and demoting Gift Ngoepe.
Season Series (2-1 Mets)
May 26: Mets 8, Pirates 1
May 27: Pirates 5, Mets 4, 10 innings
May 28: Mets 7, Pirates 2
Friday, 7:10 p.m. - Gerrit Cole (2-5, 3.65 ERA) vs. Matt Harvey (4-3, 4.95), TV: Root
Saturday, 7:15 p.m. - Tyler Glasnow (2-4, 6.95) vs. Robert Gsellman (3-3, 5.75), TV: Fox
Sunday, 1:10 p.m. - Trevor Williams (2-3, 5.20) vs. Tyler Pill (0-1, 3.00), TV: Root
23-29 (25-27 Pythag, 4.94 RS/G, 5.25 RA/G)
Jay Bruce, who did a number on the Pirates last weekend, went 1-15 in the Milwaukee series this week. Neil Walker went 2-12. Wilmer Flores hit a home run in Thursday’s loss, one of just four Mets hits. Yoenis Cespedes has resumed his rehab assignment, but will not be back this weekend.
Matt Harvey had a good outing against the Pirates on Sunday night. Robert Gsellman is neither striking out many batters, nor walking them, and has been a little above average getting ground balls. Tyler Pill made his major-league debut out of the bullpen and took the loss on Saturday, giving up a single and a walk and hitting a batter in two thirds of an inning in the 10th before leaving for Josh Edgin to give up John Jaso’s walk-off single. He was solid in his first MLB start Tuesday, giving up one run on six hits, striking out four and walking three in 5 1-3 innings against the Brewers. Terry Collins’ bullpen management has confounded.
Mr. Met is a bit distressed. (Some NSFW language and, of course, imagery in the original video.)
How does this series go?
This poll is closed
Pirates sweep. Everything’s fine.
Mets sweep. It’s not fine.