- It all fell apart for Redding in a hurry on Saturday against the Yankees. After giving up two hits in the first five innings, Redding allowed four runs on four hits on four consecutive pitches in the sixth, leading to a 5-0 Yankees’ win. Redding is 2-2 with a 3.79 ERA in 11 career starts against the Pirates, including an 0-1 mark with a 6.38 ERA in five starts at PNC Park. Pirates shortstop Jack Wilson owns a .385 career average against Redding in 26 at-bats. Redding is glad to finish June — historically his worst month — and enter July, when he’s 9-11 with a 4.91 ERA in his career.
- The Mets (38-39) are tied with Pittsburgh (36-42) for last in the majors with 49 homers. The Metsâ€™ lineup averaged 2.4 runs in losing five straight to close out last month, and had just five hits Thursday in Milwaukee.
- Redding is 0-1 with a 6.38 ERA in five outings in Pittsburgh and Wilson is hitting .385 (10 for 26) versus him.
- After laboring through much of June, Maholm closed it out with a bang in his final start of the month. Not only did Maholm snap a personal two-game losing streak, but he did it with the benefit of his sinker, a pitch that had eluded him at times this month. Maholm was also notably efficient, as he typically is when he’s at his sharpest. Maholm is 3-2 with a 3.65 ERA in six career starts against the Mets. Paul Maholm faced the Mets on May 9 in New York, yielding seven runs and 10 hits over five innings in a 10-1 loss. Heâ€™s 3-2 with a 3.65 ERA in six career starts versus the Mets. Maholm is 3-1 with a 1.96 ERA in six home starts this season, and he looked solid there against Kansas City on Friday. The left-hander gave up two runs and five hits over seven innings in a 6-2 win.