BOTTOM LINE: The New York Mets travel to face the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday.
The Pirates are 19-25 on their home turf. Pittsburgh has a team on-base percentage of .303, led by Adam Frazier with a mark of .393.
The Mets are 19-26 on the road. New York’s lineup has 88 home runs this season, Pete Alonso leads the club with 17 homers.
The Pirates won the last meeting 6-5. David Bednar notched his second victory and Rodolfo Castro went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs for Pittsburgh. Edwin Diaz took his third loss for New York.
TOP PERFORMERS: Bryan Reynolds leads the Pirates with 37 extra base hits and is slugging .516.
Alonso leads the Mets with 49 RBIs and is batting .250.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pirates: 5-5, .275 batting average, 6.11 ERA, outscored by 18 runs