Pirates Game Discussion: Pirates vs Mets, 7:05 PM; Gregory Polanco Returns

The Pittsburgh Pirates (35-56) are at home to take on the New York Mets (47-41) for three games, with game two tonight at 7:05 PM. The Pirates will send out Wil Crowe, who will be making his 13th start. He has a 6.05 ERA ERA in 55 IP, with 50 strikeouts and a 1.62 WHIP. The Mets are countering with right-hander Tylor Megill, who will be making his fifth start. He has a 3.80 ERA in 18 innings, with 26 strikeouts and a 1.28 WHIP.

Prior to the game, the Pirates activated Gregory Polanco from the injured list and optioned Rodolfo Castro to Altoona. Castro has just three hits for the Pirates this season in 14 at-bats, but all three are home runs. Polanco is hitting .199/.278/.362 in 70 games this year. He last played on July 5th.

Here are the lineups:



Here’s the Umpire Scorecard