New York Mets (36-42) Vs Pittsburgh Pirates(39-39)
Matsuzaka was charged with his first loss since last September in his last start vs the Marlins. He threw 5 1/3 innings and gave up only one run while striking out four. Dating back to 2013, he is 5-1 with a 2.20 ERA in his last nine starts.
Worley, who is 1-0 with a 1.98 ERA in two starts for the Pirates this season, opens the series against the Mets. The right-hander gave up three runs in 6 2/3 innings against the Cubs in his most recent start on Saturday.
In his eighth start of the season, deGrom captured his elusive first career win. And he dazzled in doing so, striking out seven Marlins in seven shutout innings. He only allowed five hits after allowing 26 in his previous three starts.
Cumpton has split his time in 2014 between the Majors and Triple-A, but the right-hander has made four straight starts for the Bucs. Most recently, he beat the Cubs with seven innings of scoreless baseball.
Niese finally got some support in his start against the Marlins on Sunday. He gave up three runs in the sixth but was able to record his 12th quality start of the season. He hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in 19 consecutive starts.
Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle announced Wednesday that Cole, who has been on the disabled list with right shoulder fatigue, would get the call. Cole last pitched on June 3 in San Diego, when he gave up one run in 5 2/3 innings.
Colon shut down the A's -- the most productive offense in baseball -- for eight innings Tuesday, allowing one run on four hits. In seven starts since May 17, the right-hander has a 1.58 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 4.33 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Forecast for PNC Park
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^^My lasting memory of the previous Pirates-Mets Series
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