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  • Pirates @ Mets: 07/27 7:10 PM ET; PIX, AT&T; WCBS, ESPN, KDKA



    GAME 104, HOME GAME 47

    Saturday, 27th July
    7:10 PM ET
    Citi Field





    PIRATES -- STANDINGS



    METS -- STANDINGS



    PIRATES -- LEADERS -- METS



    PIRATES -- BATTING -- METS



    PIRATES -- PITCHING -- METS



    PIRATES -- TRANSACTIONS - INJURIES



    METS -- TRANSACTIONS - INJURIES



    GAME START WEATHER



    PIRATES -- LINEUPS -- METS

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    Still Trying to Make a Run, Mets Ready for Pirates



    A post-All-Star break run by the New York Mets is almost too little, too late to save their playoff hopes. But at least they are in a less mystified position than the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    The Mets will look to continue moving toward .500 Saturday night when they host the struggling Pirates in the middle game of a three-game series. Left-hander Steven Matz (5-6, 4.75 ERA) is set to take the mound for New York against Pittsburgh right-hander Trevor Williams (3-3, 4.96).

    The Mets put themselves in position to earn another series win Friday night, when Zack Wheeler tossed 5 1/3 solid innings in his final audition for potential suitors and Jeff McNeil hit a three-run homer that gave New York the lead for good in a 6-3 victory.

    The win was the eighth in 13 games since the All-Star break for the Mets (48-55), who have won three of four series in the second half. The run probably won't be enough to keep upper management from trading impending free agents such as Wheeler, Todd Frazier and Jason Vargas, but it has lifted the mood in the locker room.

    "Pitching's pitching well, hitting's coming around and hitting well," Wheeler said. "As long as we can keep runs off the board, these guys are going to hit."

    Every facet of the game has become troublesome for the Pirates, who have gone 2-12 since the All-Star break and now have the second-worst record in the National League (46-57), ahead of only the Miami Marlins.

    The Pirates have been outscored 81-47 in the second half, during which their pitchers have posted a 5.34 ERA and given up 28 homers, including 12 in the last three games.

    "We've had some challenges keeping the ball in the ballpark," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Friday night. "It's been a rough stretch from that standpoint."

    Matz didn't factor into the decision in his most recent start Sunday, when he gave up two runs over six innings as the Mets fell to the San Francisco Giants 3-2 in 12 innings. He hasn't won in his last eight appearances (six starts) dating to June 14, a stretch in which Matz has gone 0-2 with a 6.67 ERA.

    Williams also didn't get the decision Monday, when he allowed two runs (one earned) over five innings as the Pirates fell to the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 in 10 innings.

    Matz is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA in three career starts against the Pirates. Williams is 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA in two starts against the Mets.

    Both teams could be without key players Saturday. Pirates left fielder Corey Dickerson left in the third inning Friday due to left groin discomfort. The Mets closed out Friday's win without Edwin Diaz, who was unavailable after taking a line drive off his foot Thursday. Both Diaz and manager Mickey Callaway said the reliever was fine, though Seth Lugo earned his first save with a perfect ninth inning.

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        Top of 1:
        Pirates first. Newman struck out. Cabrera grounded out, second baseman Canó to first baseman Alonso. Marte struck out.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 0

        Bottom of 1:
        Mets first. McNeil struck out. Conforto walked on a full count. Alonso fouled out to third baseman J.Osuna. Canó popped out to shortstop Kang.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 0

        Top of 2:
        Pirates second. Bell safe at first on fielding error by third baseman Frazier. Reynolds grounded into a double play, shortstop Rosario to second baseman Canó to first baseman Alonso, Bell out. J.Osuna flied out to center fielder Conforto.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 0

        Bottom of 2:
        Mets second. Ramos grounded out, third baseman J.Osuna to first baseman Bell. Frazier flied out to right fielder Reynolds. Davis flied out to center fielder Marte.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 0

        Top of 3:
        Pirates third. Kang popped out to first baseman Alonso. Stallings grounded out, third baseman Frazier to first baseman Alonso. Williams struck out.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 0

        Bottom of 3:
        Mets third. Rosario struck out. Matz struck out. McNeil struck out.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 0

        Top of 4:
        Pirates fourth. Newman struck out. Cabrera hit a ground-rule double to center. Marte grounded out, third baseman Frazier to first baseman Alonso. Bell struck out.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 1

        Bottom of 4:
        Mets fourth. Conforto grounded out, shortstop Kang to first baseman Bell. Alonso struck out. Canó flied out to left fielder Cabrera.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 0

        Top of 5:
        Pirates fifth. Reynolds grounded out, pitcher Matz to first baseman Alonso. J.Osuna grounded out, second baseman Canó to first baseman Alonso. Kang grounded out, third baseman Frazier to first baseman Alonso.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 0

        Bottom of 5:
        Mets fifth. Ramos grounded out, shortstop Kang to first baseman Bell. Frazier lined out to center fielder Marte. Davis doubled to right. Rosario was intentionally walked. Matz struck out.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 1

        Top of 6:
        Pirates sixth. Stallings doubled to center. Williams struck out. Newman singled to center, Stallings to third. Cabrera grounded into a double play, third baseman Frazier to second baseman Canó to first baseman Alonso, Newman out.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 2

        Bottom of 6:
        Mets sixth. McNeil flied out to left fielder Cabrera. Conforto homered to right on a 1-0 count. Alonso fouled out to catcher Stallings. Canó grounded out, first baseman Bell to pitcher Williams.
        Runs: 1, Hits: 1

        Top of 7:
        Pirates seventh. Marte grounded out, second baseman Canó to first baseman Alonso. Bell fouled out to first baseman Alonso. Reynolds singled to center. On Ramos' passed ball, Reynolds to second. J.Osuna popped out to second baseman Canó.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 1

        Bottom of 7:
        Mets seventh. Ramos grounded out, second baseman Newman to first baseman Bell. Frazier singled to center. Davis homered to center on the first pitch, Frazier scored. Rosario struck out. Matz grounded out, second baseman Newman to first baseman Bell.
        Runs: 2, Hits: 2

        Top of 8:
        Pirates eighth. McNeil in as left fielder. Conforto in as right fielder. Lagares in as center fielder. Kang grounded out, third baseman Frazier to first baseman Alonso. Stallings grounded out, shortstop Rosario to first baseman Alonso. Frazier pinch-hitting for Williams. Frazier grounded out, second baseman Canó to first baseman Alonso.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 0

        Bottom of 8:
        Mets eighth. Crick pitching. McNeil grounded out, pitcher Crick to first baseman Bell. Conforto flied out to left fielder Cabrera. Alonso struck out.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 0

        Top of 9:
        Pirates ninth. Newman singled to left. Cabrera flied out to center fielder Lagares. Marte struck out. Bell grounded out, shortstop Rosario to first baseman Alonso.
        Runs: 0, Hits: 1

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          Matz Gets 1st Complete Game, Mets Blank Sinking Pirates 3-0



          by MIKE FITZPATRICK

          -- For the first time in his five-year career, Steven Matz needed no help from the bullpen.

          Matz pitched an efficient five-hitter for his first complete game in 90 major league starts, and the New York Mets got home runs from Michael Conforto and J.D. Davis in a 3-0 victory Saturday night over the sinking Pittsburgh Pirates.

          "It's really cool. Honestly, this is what I try to do every game, so I finally did it," Matz said with a grin.

          Matz (6-6) struck out seven and walked none, throwing just 99 pitches in his first win since June 8 against Colorado. The left-hander, making his third start since a brief stint in the bullpen, handed the last-place Pirates their seventh straight loss and 13th in 15 games since the All-Star break.

          "To do it in 99 pitches is something else. That doesn't happen too often," Mets manager Mickey Callaway said. "That was tremendous. That was unbelievable. We really needed him to do that."

          Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle was only around for the first three batters of a swift contest that took 2 hours, 10 minutes. Hurdle got ejected by plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt after Starling Marte was called out on strikes to end the top of the first inning.

          It appeared Hurdle came onto the field to escort Marte away and make sure he didn't get tossed. But when the skipper said something to Wendelstedt from a distance, it was Hurdle who was given the thumb.

          "I just felt that two of our first three hitters in the game got clipped on called third strikes. I wanted to stop a trend. That was basically it," Hurdle said. "I thought both guys got punched out on strikes that weren't strikes."

          Pirates starter Trevor Williams (3-4) went seven innings and held the Mets hitless until Davis doubled off the right-center wall with two outs in the fifth.

          Conforto sent a changeup into the second deck in right field for a solo shot in the sixth. Davis added a two-run drive to center in the seventh after Pittsburgh shortstop Jung Ho Kang let Todd Frazier's popup drop for a gift single.

          "Unfortunately for us, I was the one that blinked first," Williams said.

          Matz went right at the slumping Pirates, throwing 67 strikes before a lively crowd of 39,944. He was aided by two timely double plays, including when New York went around the horn on Melky Cabrera with runners at the corners to end the sixth.

          Three innings later, Matz pounded his pitching hand into his glove after retiring All-Star slugger Josh Bell on a routine grounder for the final out.

          "They were really aggressive and my sinker and slider were a pretty good combo today to get some quick outs," Matz said. "The changeup got me back in some counts. So I just think, really mixed everything. The guys were making great plays behind me. Wilson (Ramos) called a great game. It was just a recipe."

          The fourth-place Mets (49-55) have won three in a row and are 9-5 since the All-Star break.

          "Let's be as scrappy as we can and try to claw our way back into this thing," Callaway said.

          Pittsburgh also lost seven in a row from June 7-13.

          NEW ADDITION

          Mets leadoff man Jeff McNeil and his wife, Tatiana, indeed adopted that rescued puppy he wanted that was brought to Citi Field by the North Shore Animal League on Friday - not long before the All-Star outfielder hit a three-run homer. The couple visited the puppy Saturday as planned. "Once she picked her up, it was game over," McNeil said.

          START ME UP

          Matz is 4-0 with a 2.06 ERA at home this year. ... Mets starters are 8-2 with a 2.50 ERA since the All-Star break.

          TRAINER'S ROOM

          Pirates: LF Corey Dickerson sat out after leaving Friday night's game with left groin discomfort. He took indoor swings in the afternoon and hoped to be available off the bench. Cabrera started in left. ... LHP Steven Brault (shoulder strain) threw a bullpen.

          Mets: LF Dominic Smith went on the 10-day injured list with a stress reaction in his left foot, and it's unclear how long he'll be out. Davis started in left field, and New York selected the contract of OF Aaron Altherr from Triple-A Syracuse. ... Callaway was "pretty confident" closer Edwin Diaz would be available if needed. Diaz was held out as a precaution Friday night while nursing a sore left big toe. He was hit in the foot by a line drive Thursday. "It's good to get him another day," Callaway said. ... OF Brandon Nimmo (neck) has been ramping up baseball activities but is still a while from playing in a game, Callaway said. Nimmo has been sidelined since May 21.

          UP NEXT

          Pirates: RHP Chris Archer (3-7, 5.40 ERA) pitches the series finale Sunday. He is 0-2 with a 5.65 ERA in his last eight starts, and 0-3 in eight outings on the road this season.

          Mets: LHP Jason Vargas (5-5, 3.96), perhaps an under-the-radar trade candidate as Wednesday's deadline approaches, has a 1.83 ERA in seven starts at home this season. He allowed only one hit in six shutout innings with eight strikeouts to beat San Diego on Tuesday.

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