The New York Mets completed a doubleheader sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday at PNC Park. New York won the afternoon game, 5-1, before taking the nightcap, 10-0.
Game 1 recap:
Chris Bassitt started on the hill and tossed seven innings of one-run ball while striking out 10. The right-hander improved to 13-7 on the season. Seth Lugo followed Bassitt in relief and recorded the final six outs of the game.
The Mets opened the scoring and jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on Jeff McNeil’s sacrifice fly.
New York added to its lead in the top of the fourth. Tyler Naquin launched a three-run home run over the center-field wall to make it 4-0. That was his 11th long ball of the season. Eduardo Escobar followed that with his 15th homer to increase the lead to 5-0.
Pittsburgh’s lone run came in the bottom of the sixth on Tyler Heineman’s RBI single.
Brandon Nimmo, Pete Alonso, Naquin, and Escobar all had two-hit games.
Game 2 recap:
Jacob deGrom started on the mound and turned in one of his best outings of the season. The right-hander tossed seven shutout innings while striking out eight.
Francisco Lindor plated three runs to lead the offense, while Jeff McNeil drove in two runs. Brandon Nimmo, Daniel Vogelbach, Tyler Naquin, and Eduardo Escobar all chipped in with RBIs as well.
The Mets will get the day off on Thursday before they open a three-game series with the Miami Marlins on Friday night at LoanDepot Park.