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The second half begins as the first half ended: against the Pirates.

The first half of the season was full of rain delays and injuries for the New York Mets.

And somehow, they remain in first place in the National League East with the second half commencing.

The Mets currently have a 3.5-game lead in their division and could expand that margin this weekend in Pittsburgh.

Game Info

New York Mets (47-40) @ Pittsburgh Pirates (34-56)
Friday, July 16, 2021 — 7:05 PM EDT
Radio: WCBS 880, WQBU 92.7

Pitching Matchup

Mets: Marcus Stroman (6-7, 2.75 ERA)
Pirates: Chad Kuhl (2-5, 4.73 ERA)


Notable Game Props

  • Mets Total Runs: Over-4.5 (-130), Under-4.5 (+100)
  • Pirates Total Runs: Over-3.5 (-110), Under-3.5 (-120)
  • Extra Innings: Yes (+750), No (-1400)

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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.