BOTTOM LINE: New York and Pittsburgh will play on Saturday.
The Mets are 27-12 in home games in 2020. New York is hitting a collective batting average of .230 this season, led by Pete Alonso with an average of .257.
The Pirates are 13-30 on the road. Pittsburgh has slugged .357 this season. Bryan Reynolds leads the team with a mark of .513.
The Mets won the last meeting 13-4. Aaron Loup earned his third victory and Francisco Lindor went 1-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs for New York. JT Brubaker registered his ninth loss for Pittsburgh.
TOP PERFORMERS: Alonso leads the Mets with 48 RBIs and is batting .257.
Adam Frazier leads the Pirates with 110 hits and is batting .325.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 6-4, .243 batting average, 5.36 ERA, outscored by three runs