【N.J】 Escobar’s homer, Bassitt’s pitching lead Mets previous Pirates – US News Network – New Jersey News

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NEW YORK — Eduardo Escobar hit an early three-run homer, Chris Bassitt pitched six shutout innings for his 14th win and the New York Mets beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Saturday evening.

New York maintained its one-game lead within the NL East over the Atlanta Braves, who defeated Philadelphia 4-3. The Mets (92-55) have received the primary three video games of a four-game collection in opposition to last-place Pittsburgh after getting swept at residence by the Chicago Cubs.

Pete Alonso drew a bases-loaded stroll within the eighth for his 114th RBI, including to his NL excessive.

Mets batters have been hit by pitches 4 occasions, together with Jeff McNeil twice. New York has been plunked 101 occasions this season, most within the majors and 4 shy of the massive league file set by Cincinnati final 12 months.

“It’s not a record you want to break,” Mets supervisor Buck Showalter mentioned.

Rodolfo Castro’s tenth homer of the season within the ninth prevented the Pirates from being shut out for the fifteenth time.

Bryse Wilson (3-9) was charged with loss. He allowed 4 earned runs in 5 1/3 innings and struck out 5.

All of the offense the Mets required got here within the second inning on Escobar’s 18th homer. The third baseman slammed the primary pitch he noticed from Wilson, a 94 mph fastball, over the wall in right-center.

“I’m getting the results that I want,” Escobar mentioned. “At the most pivotal time.”

The three-0 lead was greater than sufficient for Bassitt (14-8), who permitted three hits and struck out eight.

In his second begin this month in opposition to Pittsburgh, Bassitt toyed with the Pirates. Bryan Reynolds (first-inning single) and Castro (double within the fourth and single within the sixth) accounted for all of Pittsburgh’s hits off the veteran righty.

Solely six Pirates reached base in opposition to Bassitt, and simply two obtained to 3rd base.

“Facing the same lineup 10 days ago I was thinking they were looking at some pitches, looking for some pitches,” Bassitt mentioned. “I kind of went off script a little bit.”

New York’s lead grew to 4-0 within the sixth when Pittsburgh reliever Eric Stout walked Brandon Nimmo with the bases loaded. Two innings later, Alonso stretched the result in 5-0 when he was walked by Chase De Lengthy with the bases full.

Castro’s leadoff homer within the ninth ended the scoring.


Mets: RHP Tylor Megill (strained proper shoulder) and All-Star RF Starling Marte (partial fracture of the appropriate center finger) have been within the clubhouse earlier than the sport. Megill mentioned he had “no idea yet” when he could be activated from the injured checklist. Marte mentioned he tried to throw and hit Thursday however the finger was nonetheless bothering him. He did say “there’s a good possibility” he’ll return earlier than the tip of the common season. … RHP Mychal Givens was positioned on the IL with out an damage designation, indicating it was possible associated to COVID-19. RHP Stephen Nogosek was reinstated from the 15-day injured checklist.


Pirates supervisor Derek Shelton mentioned he spoke to Ke’Bryan Hayes concerning the third baseman consuming sunflower seeds throughout play, calling it an “unfortunate situation.”

SNY aired a clip Friday evening of Hayes snacking as Escobar rounded third and scored New York’s first run on Tomás Nido’s hit.

Shelton known as it “an outlier situation” and added there was no disciplinary motion taken.

“It’s one play in a game,” Shelton mentioned. “We moved on from it.”


Pittsburgh RHP Johan Oviedo (3-2, 3.34 ERA) faces Mets ace Jacob deGrom (5-2, 2.01) within the collection finale Sunday.

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