Walker powers the Mets past Pittsburgh 8-1 deGrom delivers a solid start
The Mets had the winning combo working Friday evening in Pittsburgh solid starting pitching via Jacob deGrom and power hitting via former Pirates 2B Neil Walker. When it was over the Mets rolled over the Pirates 8-1.
Neil Walker's return to Pittsburgh was a successful one as he hit two HRs and went 4 for 5. deGrom provided the Mets with solid pitching going 8 innings while fanning 10 batters allowing just one run on four hits. deGrom threw 118 pitches to earn the W.
As a result of the Mets win, the 3rd place remain 8 games back of the first place Nationals.
On Sunday it will be Zach Wheeler (3-2, 3.74) vs. Gerit Coke (2-5, 3.36)