Tonight’s Game: Mets at Pirates

The Mets and Pirates start a three-game series in Pittsburgh at 7 p.m. on Thursday night.

Mets pre-game coverage starts on SNY at 6 p.m.

Diasuke Matsuzaka starts for the Mets, while Vance Worley pitches for the Pirates.

Mets Pirates
1. Curtis Granderson – RF 1. Gregory Polanco – RF
2. Daniel Murphy – 2B 2. Josh Harrison – LF
3. David Wright – 3B 3. Andrew McCutchen – CF
4. Lucas Duda – 1B 4. Neil Walker – 2B
5. Bobby Abreu – LF 5. Russel Martin – C
 6. Juan Lagares – CF 6. Ike Davis – 1B
7. Travis d’Arnaud – C 7. Pedro Alvarez – 3B
8. Ruben Tejada – SS 8. Jordy Mercer – SS
9. Daisuke Matsuzaka - RHP 9. Vance Worley – RHP




540 comments
John Kranzley
John Kranzley

The sad reality is that Kirk niewenhuis is probably the third best player on this team and nobody knows it. He will get traded and go 25-25 in the next few years and everyone will be like how come he wasn't good for us? When really, he was, he just got benched for bobby abreu and Chris young.

This will happen in the very near future, heard it here first..

citifield
citifield

We better win the next 3 straight!..see ya tmw folks

eric88
eric88

Walker is outhitting D Wright too.

ny12jets
ny12jets

Thank God we have a fall back to d'Arnaud.  I'm beginning to think he's not the goods.  I can't wait to see Plawecki.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

RAmen. 


(That's how they end prayers at the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.)  

mvmet
mvmet

Greattttttttttt!

citifield
citifield

This team is more than a joke...its just so laughable!

January 12th
January 12th

mets have a chance to pick up one tomorrow, good game fellas

citifield
citifield

If the Mets win this game Imma go jump in my pool!

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

I believe the Pirate is the patron saint of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.  

citifield
citifield

God thankyou for this day...Please let the Mets comeback and rally to give them  the lead in the top of the 9th...Father.. son ....Holy spirit ...Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 12th
January 12th

disappointed we could not score in that situation, going up against the lefty, I figured at least 1 of chris young or legares would have gotten a hit, but a 3 run game is still not insurmountable

eric88
eric88

Why does Terry very often not start guys coming off of a big game?

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

Murphy's shot (opposite field to the wall)...coming from a .300ish hitter..i'd REALLY like to see him manning the 3 hole.

sandybgone
sandybgone

Please lets not get the "Lagares sucks contingent"


Dude had a very delicate injury and it is his first game back

hankypanky
hankypanky

Another passed ball tonight. His defense is suspect, but it would be overlooked if he showed more power at the big league level.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

@citifield From what I've been led to believe, the father, son and the holy ghost, caught the last train for the coast.

January 12th
January 12th

@eric88  idk, I personally would have liked to have seen chris young and eric young start in this one, but I'm glad that legares is back none-the less

John Kranzley
John Kranzley

11 hrs in 400 career abs. That's not shabby for a young player who never gets a real look. He is better than lagares also, that guys is Incredibly overrated for no reason.

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@eric88  YES!!  @citifield   I'd rather Grandy in the lead off spot.  His OBP is not a fluke.  With his power it'd be a little Rickey Henderson like 

theglider
theglider

He had another hit, a HBP and a great play. He's an 8th place hitter. What more do you want?

January 12th
January 12th

@eric88 , kirk would have been sufficient as well, especially against the righty