Syndergaard scheduled to start for New York against Pittsburgh
New York Mets (54-56, fourth in the NL East) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (48-62, fifth in the NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Noah Syndergaard (7-5, 4.10 ERA) Pirates: Joe Musgrove (8-9, 4.23 ERA)
LINE: Mets favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh and New York will play at PNC Park on Sunday.
The Pirates are 24-28 on their home turf. Pittsburgh ranks fifth in the MLB in hitting with a .267 batting average, Bryan Reynolds leads the club with an average of .337.
The Mets are 26-36 on the road. New York is hitting a collective .252 this season, led by Jeff McNeil with an average of .334. The Mets won the last meeting 7-5. Justin Wilson earned his third victory and Wilson Ramos went 4-for-5 with a double, a home run and six RBIs for New York. Kyle Crick took his sixth loss for Pittsburgh.
TOP PERFORMERS: Josh Bell leads the Pirates with 89 RBIs and is batting .283. Starling Marte is 15-for-42 with four doubles, three home runs and 11 RBIs over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.
McNeil leads the Mets with 122 hits and is batting .334. Ramos is 10-for-35 with a double, two home runs and 11 RBIs over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pirates: 2-8, .254 batting average, 5.61 ERA, outscored by 15 runs
Mets: 8-2, .240 batting average, 3.17 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs
Pirates Injuries: Jameson Taillon: 60-day IL (elbow), Edgar Santana: 60-day IL (elbow), Chad Kuhl: 60-day IL (elbow), Clay Holmes: 10-day IL (triceps), Rookie Davis: 60-day IL (finger/forearm), Nick Burdi: 60-day IL (biceps), Steven Brault: 10-day IL (shoulder), Gregory Polanco: 10-day IL (shoulder), Lonnie Chisenhall: 60-day IL (finger), Francisco Cervelli: 60-day IL (concussion).
Mets Injuries: Drew Smith: 60-day IL (elbow), Dominic Smith: 10-day IL (foot), Brandon Nimmo: 10-day IL (neck), Yoenis Cespedes: 60-day IL (heels), Jed Lowrie: 60-day IL (knee).