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The first half finale has finally arrived.

This was supposed to be deGrom Day at Citi Field. And the Mets did everything they could to play on Tuesday night so their ace would throw on Sunday, giving him an easy out from the All-Star Game.

Unfortunately, Mother Nature didn’t get the memo and deGrom threw on Wednesday. He still won’t head to Denver this week, but the Mets will look to finish the first half with a flourish against the Pirates.

Game Info

Pittsburgh Pirates (34-56) @ New York Mets (47-40)
Sunday, July 12, 2021 — 1:10 PM EDT
TV: SNY
Radio: WCBS 880, WQBU 92.7

Pitching Matchup

Mets: Aaron Loup
vs
Pirates: Chase De Jong (1-3, 5.08 ERA)

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Pirates Lineup


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Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.