NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Anderson pitched 5 innings and helped himself with a tiebreaking homer, main the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-2 victory over Marcus Stroman and the New York Mets on Saturday within the first recreation of a doubleheader.
All-Star Bryan Reynolds additionally related as last-place Pittsburgh bounced again from a 13-4 loss within the opener of the four-game set on Friday. John Nogowski had two hits and two RBIs.
Anderson (5-8) gained consecutive begins for the second time this season, permitting two runs and 6 hits. He went winless in an eight-start span from Might 15-June 28.
The sport was tied at 2 when Anderson went deep with two out within the fifth, driving a 1-1 cutter from Stroman (6-7) over the wall in right-center. It was Anderson’s second profession homer in 152 at-bats and first since July 9, 2016, for Colorado in opposition to Philadelphia.
“As quickly as I hit it, I hoped it obtained over the outfielder’s head,” Anderson stated. “After which they have been catching dwelling runs earlier within the recreation. So, as soon as it seemed prefer it had an opportunity, I hoped it wouldn’t get caught too.”
It was Pittsburgh’s first homer by a pitcher since Steven Brault on Sept. 1, 2019, and the primary go-ahead homer by a Pirates pitcher since Gerrit Cole on Aug. 26, 2017.
“Actually good swing,” Pittsburgh supervisor Derek Shelton stated. “He obtained it out entrance, obtained it up within the air. Massive swing on the time, 2-2 recreation, so yeah that was form of cool to see.”
It additionally was the second game-winning RBI by a Pittsburgh pitcher this 12 months. The Dodgers are the one different workforce with a number of game-winning RBIs from pitchers.
Reynolds was robbed of a house run when Mets middle fielder Brandon Nimmo made a terrific leaping catch on the wall within the first. However Reynolds simply cleared the fence in right-center on his two-run homer off Trevor Might within the sixth.
“Bryan might have had two homers as we speak, a very good play,” Shelton stated. “However I give credit score to our guys. We had a state of affairs the place we performed a very shut recreation for six innings final evening and the sport will get damaged open. That occurs within the first, Stro seemed actually good by means of three. We got here proper again.”
Nogowski continued his spectacular begin with the Pirates, hitting a two-run double within the fourth and a single within the sixth. He has 12 hits in 5 video games since being acquired from St. Louis final weekend.
Ke’Bryan Hayes padded Pittsburgh’s lead with an RBI double within the sixth off Drew Smith.
Jonathan Villar homered for the Mets, who’re enjoying their tenth doubleheader and third this week. Kevin Pillar had an RBI single.
Stroman misplaced his third straight choice. He was charged with three runs and 5 hits in 5 innings.
“I threw a slider that didn’t slide,” Stroman stated of Anderson’s homer. “If I execute that pitch, he most likely swings over it.”
Stroman retired his first 9 hitters on 29 pitches. Adam Frazier obtained Pittsburgh’s first hit with a clear single to left and the Pirates had second and third for Nogowski, who doubled down the left-field line simply previous the diving try of Villar at third base.
Mets: RHP Carlos Carrasco (strained proper hamstring) threw three innings and about 30 pitches in a simulated recreation. Supervisor Luis Rojas was significantly impressed with Carrasco’s changeup and stated he might begin a rehab project subsequent week. … 3B/OF J.D. Davis (sprained left hand) is continuous his rehab project with Triple-A Syracuse and will rejoin the workforce subsequent weekend.
Max Kranick (1-0, 0.00 ERA) began the second recreation for Pittsburgh. Tylor Megill (0-0, 3.77 ERA) obtained the ball for New York.
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