(Update 9:00 PM EDT): It’s over. Curtis Granderson snuck a ground ball single through the shift into right field to break up the no-hit bid. Well.
Pirates rookie Jameson Taillon made his second career start on Tuesday against the Mets and he has tossed six no-hit innings at Citi Field. The right-hander has walked one and struck out four on 68 pitches.
The Pirates have provided Taillon two runs of support, both coming on a Jung Ho Kang two-run home run in the top of the sixth inning.
If Taillon is able to complete the no-hitter, it would be the first thrown by a Pirates pitcher since July 12, 1997 when Francisco Cordova and Ricardo Rincon combined for 10 no-hit innings against the Astros. The Mets were victims of a no-hitter at the end of last season thanks to Nationals ace Max Scherzer.
We’ll keep you updated as Taillon attempts to navigate the final three innings.