Josh Harrison’s six-game hitting streak is on hold with the third baseman out of the lineup today with minor tightness in his right oblique.
Harrison said it happened in the seventh inning of Saturday night’s game.
“The infield single I hit, the throw was off-line a little bit and I just jerked away to avoid the tag and felt a little something,” he said. “But it should be fine, just taking some precautions and getting some treatment on it today.”
Harrison said he’s been specifically told not to swing the bat or throw today. He admits it’s frustrating, given the success he’s had since joining the Pirates in New York two weeks ago, but doesn’t believe he’ll be out long.
Harrison is hitting .300 in 10 games with the Pirates, and has hit safely in nine of his 10 starts.
Here are today’s lineups:
For the Pirates: Tabata 7, Diaz 9, McCutchen 8, Walker 4, Overbay 3, Wood 5, Cedeno 6, Brown 2, Correia 1
For the Mets: Reyes 6, Turner 5, Beltran 9, Murphy 3, Pagan 8, Bay 7, Thole 2, Tejada 4, Capuano 1