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Series preview: Mets look to keep pace in NL East race vs. Pirates

The Pirates take a bite out of the Big Apple this weekend.

New York Mets v Pittsburgh Pirates Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images

New York Mets (85-50) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (49-84), September 5-7, 2022

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA-AM

Mets SB Nation Site: Amazin’ Avenue

The Pirates host the Mets for a three-game set.

Here’s a look at what we can expect this week:

Projected Starters

Monday, 12:35 p.m. EST

Taijuan Walker vs. Mitch Keller

Tuesday, 6:35 p.m. EST

Jacob deGrom vs. Bryse Wilson

Wednesday, 6:35 p.m. EST

Chris Bassitt vs. Johan Oviedo

Projected Lineups


  1. Brandon Nimmo (L) CF
  2. Starling Marte (R) RF
  3. Francisco Lindor (S) SS
  4. Pete Alonso (R) 1B
  5. Daniel Vogelbach (L) DH
  6. Jeff McNeil (L) 2B
  7. Mark Canha (R) LF
  8. Eduardo Escobar (S) 3B
  9. Tomas Nido (R) C


  1. Oneil Cruz (L) SS
  2. Bryan Reynolds (S) CF
  3. Rodolfo Castro (S) 3B
  4. Ben Gamel (L) DH
  5. Jack Suwinski (L) LF
  6. Cal Mitchell (L) RF
  7. Josh VanMeter (L) 1B
  8. Tucupita Marcano (L) 2B
  9. Tyler Heineman (S) C