Highly regarded Pirates prospect Jameson Taillon made his major league debut last week against the Mets. He was good, but not great. Tuesday night, making his second start, he was indeed great. He held the Mets hitless for six innings and went on to beat the Mets for his first career win.
Taillon and Jacob deGrom traded zeroes for five innings, but in the top of the sixth, a single and a home run by Jung Ho Kang gave the Pirates a 2-0 lead.
deGrom was lifted for a pinch-hitter after the inning. He allowed the two runs on six hits, with one walk and nine strikeouts.
Curtis Granderson broke up the no-hitter when he led off the seventh inning with a single. However, he was erased when Yoenis Cespedes grounded into a double play.
Jim Henderson walked the leadoff batter in the eighth and then Starling Marte homered to extend the Pirates lead to 4-0.
Taillon threw eight shutout innings, allowing just two hits.
The Mets lose 4-0, their third straight loss.