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Pirates vs. Mets - Game Two - 7/10/21

Let’s make it two in a row!

Pittsburgh Pirates v St Louis Cardinals
Max Kranick gets the nod for the Bucs in game two against New York.
Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

Pittsburgh Pirates (33-55) vs. New York Mets (46-39), July 10, 2021 @ 7:10 p.m.

Location: Citi Field, Flushing, NY

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA-AM

Mets SB Nation Site: Amazin’ Avenue

Projected Starters

Pirates: Max Kranick (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

Mets: Tylor Megill (0-0, 3.77 ERA)

Projected Lineups (subject to change)


  1. Kevin Newman (SS)
  2. Ke’Bryan Hayes (3B)
  3. Bryan Reynolds (CF)
  4. Ben Gamel (LF)
  5. John Nogowski (1B)
  6. Rodolfo Castro (2B)
  7. Jacob Stallings (C)
  8. Jared Oliva (RF)
  9. Max Kranick (P)


  1. Brandon Nimmo (CF)
  2. Francisco Lindor (SS)
  3. Dominic Smith (LF)
  4. Pete Alonso (1B)
  5. Jeff McNeil (2B)
  6. Michael Conforto (RF)
  7. Jonathan Villar (3B)
  8. James McCann (C)
  9. Tylor Megill (P)

The Pirates took game one, 6-2, against the Mets Saturday afternoon and now look to go up two-games-to-one in the final series before the All-Star break.

Adam Frazier gets the matinee off, but Rodolfo Castro takes his place. Consider this a golden exchange.

Yes, you read that right. Newman is batting lead-off and Oliva, after striking gold with a base hit in game one, gets the start in right. Oh boy...

Max Kranick looks to stay perfect after his debut in St. Louis a few weeks ago. Hopefully, he won’t catch Nick Kingham Syndrome - excel in your first start and then taper off as a result of being bounced around the organization. We got your back, kid!