Mets host the Pirates on home winning streak

September 18, 2022 GMT

Pittsburgh Pirates (55-91, fifth in the NL Central) vs. New York Mets (92-55, first in the NL East)

New York; Sunday, 1:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Johan Oviedo (3-2, 3.34 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 36 strikeouts); Mets: Jacob deGrom (5-2, 2.01 ERA, .57 WHIP, 73 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mets -461, Pirates +353; over/under is 6 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Mets host the Pittsburgh Pirates trying to extend a three-game home winning streak.

New York is 49-26 in home games and 92-55 overall. Mets hitters have a collective .410 slugging percentage to rank fifth in the NL.

Pittsburgh has a 55-91 record overall and a 27-48 record in road games. The Pirates have a 38-12 record in games when they scored at least five runs.

The teams meet Sunday for the seventh time this season. The Mets are up 5-1 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jeff McNeil ranks 10th on the Mets with a .317 batting average, and has 37 doubles, a triple, seven home runs, 33 walks and 57 RBI. Eduardo Escobar is 16-for-39 with three home runs and seven RBI over the past 10 games.

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Ke’Bryan Hayes has 22 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 38 RBI while hitting .244 for the Pirates. Bryan Reynolds is 12-for-42 with a double and two home runs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 6-4, .280 batting average, 3.13 ERA, outscored opponents by 23 runs

Pirates: 5-5, .243 batting average, 3.83 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs

INJURIES: Mets: Mychal Givens: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Bryce Montes de Oca: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Starling Marte: 10-Day IL (hand), Max Scherzer: 15-Day IL (side), Brett Baty: 10-Day IL (thumb), Drew Smith: 15-Day IL (back), Tylor Megill: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Sean Reid-Foley: 60-Day IL (elbow), John Curtiss: 60-Day IL (elbow), Joey Lucchesi: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Pirates: JT Brubaker: day-to-day (lat), Kevin Newman: day-to-day (undisclosed), Colin Holderman: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Yerry De Los Santos: 60-Day IL (lat), David Bednar: 15-Day IL (back), Max Kranick: 60-Day IL (elbow), Canaan Smith-Njigba: 60-Day IL (wrist), Roberto Perez: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Blake Cederlind: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.