The New York Mets swept a doubleheader with the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday. The Mets took the opening game 5-1, then took the night cap 10-0. Bryse Wilson allowed four runs via back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning of the opening game. The Mets pounded 17 hits in the second game. Mets starting pitcher Jacob DeGrom allowed three hits and struck out eight in the series finale.
The Pirates are off today, and host the St. Louis Cardinals for a weekend series beginning Friday night.
Ahead of yesterday’s doubleheader, the Pirates designated infielder Josh VanMeter for assignment and called up infielder Hoy Park. VanMeter was hitting .187 over 67 games this season.
The wins by the Mets moved them back into first place in the National League East. The Pirates lost their 85th and 86th games of the season.