Pittsburgh Pirates (33-56) vs. New York Mets (47-39)
July 11, 2021 1:10 pm EDT
The Line: New York Mets / Pittsburgh Pirates ; Over/Under: -
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The Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets meet Sunday in MLB action at Citi Field. The Pirates look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Mets look for a win after winning six of their last nine games.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Pirates have lost eight of their last 10 games when scoring three or less runs. Adam Frazier leads the Pirates with 112 hits and 29 RBI while Bryan Reynolds and Kevin Newman have combined for 154 hits and 63 RBI. Chase De Jong gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 5.08 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. This will be De Jong’s second career game against the Mets.
The New York Mets have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Mets have won seven straight games when scoring four or more runs. Dominic Smith leads the Mets with 70 hits and 37 RBI while Pete Alonso and Francisco Lindor have combined for 135 hits and 83 RBI. The New York Mets didn’t announce a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.
The Pirates are 21-59 in their last 80 road games and 2-6 in their last 8 Sunday games. The Mets are 1-4 in their last 5 Sunday games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The over is 4-1 in Pirates last 5 overall. The under is 27-12-2 in Mets last 41 home games. The Pirates are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in New York and 2-7 in the last 9 meetings.
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Chase De Jong is not a pitcher I’m running to the window to back, as he’s allowed 18 runs in his last 28.2 innings. The Mets didn’t announce a starting pitcher at the time this article was published, but their offense has been hot enough to trust regardless. Take the Mets hot offense and De Jong’s struggles, and I’ll back the home team in this spot.