Williams outduels deGrom, Pirates blank Mets 5-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) Trevor Williams embraced being penciled in against Jacob deGrom on Saturday after pitching opposite Corey Kluber in his last start. Then, as he did on Monday, Williams outdueled one of the better pitchers in the major leagues.

Williams frustrated the New York Mets through six innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates got to deGrom late in a 5-0 win.

''You want to face the league's best,'' Williams said. ''deGrom's definitely one of the best in the league. You see him maybe once or twice a year and that matchup is exciting. It makes you play up, and I'm thankful for that. ... It's fun, two starts in a row seeing two aces.''

After shutting out the Cleveland Indians in seven innings of a rain-shortened 7-0 win on Monday, Williams (9-7) allowed five hits in six innings with five strikeouts and three walks on Saturday. He hasn't allowed a run in 17 straight innings since he surrendered three in the third inning of a 17-5 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on July 6.

Williams has started six of Pittsburgh's 12 shutouts this season. The Pirates have won 13 of their past 15 games, while the Mets have lost two straight after winning their previous three games.

Pittsburgh's first run came after deGrom (5-6) began the sixth inning with two strikeouts. Gregory Polanco singled down the right-field line before stealing second. Colin Moran singled to right, scoring Polanco.

David Freese, who had five RBIs in a 5-4 win Friday, pinch-hit in the seventh, grounding out but scoring Jordan Luplow from third. Adam Frazier followed with a double to right, driving in Jordy Mercer from second to make it 3-0.

''They beat me there,'' deGrom said. ''I made a couple good pitches and they were able to battle me, and find some holes. So, I was frustrated with that.''

Moran drove in Polanco again with a single up the middle in the eighth, extending it to 4-0. Polanco was 3 for 4 with two doubles; Moran was 2 for 4 with two RBIs.

Francisco Cervelli made it 5-0 later in the eighth with a single that scored Luplow.

Williams got out of trouble in consecutive innings, first when he got Devin Mesoraco to ground into a double play with one out and the bases loaded in the fourth. An inning later, he struck out Brandon Nimmo and forced Wilmer Flores to pop up to third, stranding runners on first and second.

''We're talking about a guy who pitched six innings and gave up no runs,'' Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. ''It goes back to him finding a way to make pitches, and his ability. ... The three walks pushed him into some tough spots, but he was able to make pitches.''

deGrom lost for the fourth time since June 28, when he last won a start. He allowed three runs on eight hits, his most surrendered this season, with five strikeouts in seven innings.

''I think that the guys know they haven't been scoring runs for him,'' Mets manager Mickey Callaway said. ''I'm sure they don't feel very good about it.''

ROSTER MOVES

Mets: INF Luis Guillorme was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas. The 23-year-old rookie has a .172 batting average with four RBIs in 29 games with New York this season.

Pirates: OF Austin Meadows and INF/OF Jose Osuna were recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis. Osuna, who hit .196 with two home runs and seven RBIs in his first 23 games with Pittsburgh this season, played first base Saturday.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: 1B Josh Bell was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain. He left Pittsburgh's game Friday after playing the first two innings. ... OF Starling Marte returned to the lineup after missing the previous two games with a left hand contusion. He hit second and played centerfield. ... OF Corey Dickerson was placed on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to July 25 with left hamstring discomfort.

UP NEXT

Mets: RHP Zack Wheeler (4-6, 4.33) will have the chance to carry momentum from his past two starts into Sunday against the Pirates. He won each while allowing a combined six runs on 12 hits in 14 2/3 innings pitched.

Pirates: RHP Joe Musgrove (4-4, 3.90) will look to have another strong start when he faces the Mets on Sunday. In his last outing, Musgrove allowed two runs on five hits in seven innings of a 9-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday.

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  • W: T. Williams (9-7)L: J. deGrom (5-6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Rosario SS30000111.245.288.370.6582.5
B. Nimmo CF40000035.254.382.481.862-1.5
W. Flores 1B40000012.266.322.447.769-0.5
M. Conforto LF40100020.230.352.401.7520.0
J. Bautista RF40100010.220.362.414.7750.5
J. McNeil 2B30100110.333.571.333.9051.5
D. Mesoraco C40100012.227.303.389.6920.5
P. Evans 3B30000110.167.211.167.3770.5
J. deGrom P30200002.111.149.133.2823.0
R. Gsellman P00000000.000.250.000.2500.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Frazier 2B40310010.262.337.396.7334.5
    K. Crick P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    R. Rodriguez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    S. Marte CF40000013.289.335.497.832-0.5
    G. Polanco RF42300011.245.339.505.8448.5
    C. Moran 3B40220012.268.335.393.7293.5
    J. Osuna 1B40000012.180.196.340.536-0.5
    J. Luplow LF42100002.206.270.441.7115.0
    F. Cervelli C30110000.239.370.447.8172.0
    J. Mercer SS31100100.260.322.396.7183.0
    T. Williams P20000010.069.100.069.169-0.5
    E. Santana P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    S. Rodriguez 2B10000002.165.284.324.6080.0
    • a-grounded out for Santana in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. deGrom
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Frazier (7), G. Polanco 2 (24)
    • SH - F. Cervelli
    • RBI - A. Frazier (10), C. Moran 2 (39), F. Cervelli (37), D. Freese (33)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Frazier (3), C. Moran (20), F. Cervelli (26)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - A. Rosario (9)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - G. Polanco (5), J. Luplow
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Mercer-Frazier-Osuna)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. deGrom (L, 5-6)7.08330501.820.9810.5
    R. Gsellman1.03221104.271.34-2.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. deGrom (L, 5-6)7.0
    R. Gsellman1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Williams (W, 9-7)6.05003503.891.2422.5
    E. Santana (H, 14)1.01000103.021.012.5
    K. Crick (H, 9)1.00000302.031.154.5
    R. Rodriguez1.00000202.831.114.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Williams (W, 9-7)6.0
    E. Santana (H, 14)1.0
    K. Crick (H, 9)1.0
    R. Rodriguez1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 94-71, R. Gsellman 24-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 7-9, R. Gsellman 1-1
    • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 29, R. Gsellman 7
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Williams 97-59, E. Santana 15-10, K. Crick 18-11, R. Rodriguez 13-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Williams 6-6, E. Santana 1-1
    • Batters Faced - T. Williams 25, E. Santana 4, K. Crick 3, R. Rodriguez 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    B. Nimmo CF40000035.254.382.481.862-1.5
    W. Flores 1B40000012.266.322.447.769-0.5
    M. Conforto LF40100020.230.352.401.7520.0
    J. Bautista RF40100010.220.362.414.7750.5
    J. McNeil 2B30100110.333.571.333.9051.5
    D. Mesoraco C40100012.227.303.389.6920.5
    P. Evans 3B30000110.167.211.167.3770.5
    J. deGrom P30200002.111.149.133.2823.0
    R. Gsellman P00000000.000.250.000.2500.0
    Total32060031112-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      A. Frazier 2B40310010.262.337.396.7334.5
      K. Crick P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      R. Rodriguez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
      S. Marte CF40000013.289.335.497.832-0.5
      G. Polanco RF42300011.245.339.505.8448.5
      C. Moran 3B40220012.268.335.393.7293.5
      J. Osuna 1B40000012.180.196.340.536-0.5
      J. Luplow LF42100002.206.270.441.7115.0
      F. Cervelli C30110000.239.370.447.8172.0
      J. Mercer SS31100100.260.322.396.7183.0
      T. Williams P20000010.069.100.069.169-0.5
      E. Santana P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      a- D. Freese PH10010000.287.354.456.8101.0
      S. Rodriguez 2B10000002.165.284.324.6080.0
      Total34511501612-----
      • a-grounded out for Santana in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. deGrom
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Frazier (7), G. Polanco 2 (24)
      • SH - F. Cervelli
      • RBI - A. Frazier (10), C. Moran 2 (39), F. Cervelli (37), D. Freese (33)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Frazier (3), C. Moran (20), F. Cervelli (26)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Rosario (9)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - G. Polanco (5), J. Luplow
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Mercer-Frazier-Osuna)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. deGrom (L, 5-6)7.08330501.820.9810.5
      R. Gsellman1.03221104.271.34-2.5
      Total8.01155160---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. deGrom (L, 5-6)7.0
      R. Gsellman1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Williams (W, 9-7)6.05003503.891.2422.5
      E. Santana (H, 14)1.01000103.021.012.5
      K. Crick (H, 9)1.00000302.031.154.5
      R. Rodriguez1.00000202.831.114.0
      Total9.06003110---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Williams (W, 9-7)6.0
      E. Santana (H, 14)1.0
      K. Crick (H, 9)1.0
      R. Rodriguez1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. deGrom 94-71, R. Gsellman 24-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. deGrom 7-9, R. Gsellman 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. deGrom 29, R. Gsellman 7
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Williams 97-59, E. Santana 15-10, K. Crick 18-11, R. Rodriguez 13-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Williams 6-6, E. Santana 1-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Williams 25, E. Santana 4, K. Crick 3, R. Rodriguez 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Cervelli singled to center, Luplow scored05
        Moran singled to right center, Polanco scored04
      • 7TH INNING
        Frazier doubled to right, Mercer scored03
        Freese grounded out to shortstop, Luplow scored, Mercer to second02
      • 6TH INNING
        Moran singled to right, Polanco scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Richard Rodriguez relieved Kyle Crick
        • J. McNeil: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, McNeil struck out swinging
        • D. Mesoraco: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Mesoraco struck out swinging
        • P. Evans: Ball, Evans flied out to center
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Kyle Crick pitching
        • Sean Rodriguez at second base
        • W. Flores: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Flores struck out swinging
        • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Conforto struck out swinging
        • J. Bautista: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bautista struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Robert Gsellman relieved Jacob deGrom
        • G. Polanco: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Polanco doubled to deep right
        • C. Moran: Moran singled to right center, Polanco scored
        • J. Osuna: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Osuna struck out swinging
        • J. Luplow: Luplow reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Moran out at second
        • F. Cervelli: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Luplow stole second, Cervelli singled to center, Luplow scored
        • J. Mercer: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mercer walked, Cervelli to second
        • S. Rodriguez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rodriguez lined out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Edgar Santana relieved Trevor Williams
        • P. Evans: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Evans flied out to deep left
        • J. deGrom: deGrom singled to center
        • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Ball, Rosario reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, deGrom out at second
        • B. Nimmo: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Rosario stole second, Strike swinging, Nimmo struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • J. Luplow: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Luplow singled to right
        • F. Cervelli: Pickoff attempt, Cervelli hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Luplow to second
        • J. Mercer: Ball, Strike looking, Mercer singled to left, Luplow to third
        • David Freese hit for Edgar Santana
        • D. Freese: Ball, Strike looking, Freese grounded out to shortstop, Luplow scored, Mercer to second
        • A. Frazier: Strike swinging, Frazier doubled to right, Mercer scored
        • S. Marte: Marte lined out to right
        • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • T. Williams Pitching:
        • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Conforto struck out swinging
        • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bautista grounded out to second
        • J. McNeil: Foul, Ball, Ball, McNeil singled to center
        • D. Mesoraco: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Mesoraco flied out to right
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Frazier struck out looking
        • S. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
        • G. Polanco: Foul, Polanco singled to right
        • C. Moran: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Polanco stole second, Moran singled to right, Polanco scored
        • J. Osuna: Strike looking, Osuna flied out to right
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Williams Pitching:
        • P. Evans: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Evans struck out swinging
        • J. deGrom: Foul, deGrom doubled to left
        • A. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rosario walked
        • B. Nimmo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Nimmo struck out looking
        • W. Flores: Strike swinging, Ball, Flores fouled out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • F. Cervelli: Ball, Strike looking, Cervelli grounded out to third
        • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Foul, Mercer popped out to second
        • T. Williams: Strike looking, Strike looking, Williams lined out to right
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Williams Pitching:
        • W. Flores: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Flores fouled out to catcher
        • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Conforto singled to center
        • J. Bautista: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bautista singled to center, Conforto to second
        • J. McNeil: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, McNeil walked, Conforto to third, Bautista to second
        • D. Mesoraco: Mesoraco grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, McNeil out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • G. Polanco: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Polanco doubled to right center
        • C. Moran: Moran grounded out to second, Polanco to third
        • J. Osuna: Foul, Foul, Foul, Osuna reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Polanco out at home
        • J. Luplow: Strike swinging, Luplow flied out to right
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Williams Pitching:
        • D. Mesoraco: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mesoraco reached on an infield single to third
        • P. Evans: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Evans walked, Mesoraco to second
        • J. deGrom: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, deGrom reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Mesoraco out at third, Evans to second
        • A. Rosario: Rosario grounded out to third, Evans to third, deGrom to second
        • B. Nimmo: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Nimmo struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Mercer grounded out to third
        • T. Williams: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Williams struck out looking
        • A. Frazier: Frazier singled to right
        • S. Marte: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Marte lined out to right
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Williams Pitching:
        • M. Conforto: Conforto lined out to right
        • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Bautista grounded out to third
        • J. McNeil: Ball, McNeil flied out to left
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • J. Osuna: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Osuna flied out to center
        • J. Luplow: Strike looking, Luplow grounded out to pitcher
        • F. Cervelli: Ball, Cervelli flied out to deep center
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Williams Pitching:
        • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
        • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Nimmo lined out to left
        • W. Flores: Strike looking, Foul, Flores grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. deGrom Pitching:
        • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Frazier singled to center
        • S. Marte: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Marte lined out to left
        • G. Polanco: Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul tip, Polanco struck out on foul tip
        • C. Moran: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Moran struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)