The Mets (36-42) open a four-game series against the Pirates (39-39) in Pittsburgh on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. ET.
RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-1, 2.68 ERA) will starts against Pirates RHP Vance Worley (1-0, 1.98 ERA).
Later in the day, Noah Syndergaard will get the start for Triple-A Las Vegas.
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