After sweeping the Cincinnati Reds in four games, the Pittsburgh Pirates are now on the verge of being swept in four by the New York Mets.
Bryse Wilson started the latest game and had a very Bryse Wilson start.
He managed to last 5.1 innings, while allowing four earned runs. He served up four hits, with the big one being a three-run HR in the second by Eduardo Escobar. He struck out five batters but also walked two while hitting another two.
The fourth run came in the sixth inning when Wilson left the game with a runner on and one out for Eric Stout. A couple pitches didn’t go Stout’s way, but he also wasn’t displaying the best control, walking the bases loaded before walking in the inherited runner.
Chase De Jong covered the final two innings for the Pirates. He didn’t have his best stuff on the night while allowing an earned run. He only gave up one hit, but he had three walks to three strike outs while hitting Jeff McNeil twice. Pirates pitchers combined to walk eight hitters and hit another four.
Ten days after giving up one run in seven innings, Mets pitcher Chris Bassitt had his way again with the Pirates offense, going six shutout innings.
The Pirates only run in the 5-1 game came in the ninth when Rodolfo Castro connected for his 10th HR of the season. Castro had three of the Pirates four hits falling a triple shy of the cycle. A Bryan Reynolds single was the only other hit to go along with his three strikeouts.
Pirates @ Mets
Time: 1:40 PM EST
Pirates Starter: Johan Oviedo (3-2, 3.34)
Mets Starter: Jacob deGrom (5-2, 2.01)
Oviedo Notes: In his previous start, Johan Oviedo tossed five innings of shut out baseball against the Reds with only a single hit. Oviedo was able to collect his first Pirates victory in the start while walking two and striking out four. It was a step in the right direction after getting knocked out in the second inning against these same Mets in the start before. He’ll look to salvage a victory for the Pirates while getting retribution against the Mets.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) September 18, 2022
deGrom day. #LGM
— New York Mets (@Mets) September 18, 2022