San Fransisco Giants (12-11):
1. Denard Span (L) CF
2. Joe Panik (L) 2B
3. Matt Duffy (R) 3B
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Hunter Pence (R) RF
6. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
7. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
8. Jake Peavy (R) P
9. Angel Pagan (S) LF
SP: Jake Peavy RHP (1-1, 6.86 ERA)
New York Mets (13-7):
1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. David Wright (R) 3B
3. Michael Conforto (L) LF
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Neil Walker (S) 2B
7. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
8. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
9. Steven Matz (R) P
SP: Steven Matz LHP (2-1, 5.40 ERA)
Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.
GIANTS-METS NOTES: New York has lost five straight home season series to the Giants, going 5-12 since 2011 at Citi Field… The Mets are 4-9 overall vs. SF over the last two years.
METS STREAKING: The Mets have won six straight, the club’s longest winning streak since capturing eight consecutive games from September 7-14, 2015…It is the longest current winning streak in the majors….New York is 9-1 in its last 10 games and has won 11 of its last 13 contests..New York has won four straight series, including two straight series sweeps.
APRIL HOME RUNS: New York has 30 home runs so far this month, the second-most in franchise history for April…The Mets hit 33 home runs in April, 2006.
NO DAYS OFF: Tonight starts a stretch of 17 games in 17 days… New York’s next off day is May 16.
THE TRUSTY PEN: New York’s bullpen has allowed two earned runs over its last 19.1 innings (0.93 ERA) spanning six games…During that span, the pen is 2-0 with five saves…Overall, the bullpen has a 2.54 ERA (18 earned runs/63.2 innings) which ranks second in the NL and fourth in the majors…The pen has stranded 23 of 29 inherited runners and retired 56 of 69 first batters faced.
PITCHING: New York ranks fourth in the majors with a 2.91 ERA… The staff has allowed eight home runs, the fewest in the majors… The Mets have 194 strikeouts, the third-most in the majors.
STEVEN MATZ: Over his last two starts, Matz has allowed two earned runs in 13.1 innings (1.35 ERA) with two walks and 17 strikeouts…He allowed seven runs in 1.2 innings in his first start of the year…New York is 7-2 when he starts in the regular season and he is 6-1…Matz’s six wins are the most by any pitcher through their first nine starts in club history…Matz has never faced the Giants.
MICHAEL CONFORTO: Has reached base safely in a career high- tying 15 straight games dating to April 10…Conforto also reached base safely in 15 consecutive games from August 15-September 2, 2015…Conforto is hitting .378 (17-45) with 10 runs scored, seven doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI in his last 12 games…He has a .431 on-base percentage and a .733 slugging percentage during that span…According to ESPN Stats & Info, Conforto’s 30.3 percent hard-hit rate this season is the highest in the majors.
SKY WALKER: Neil Walker is tied for the major league lead in home runs with Bryce Harper, Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado… Walker reached nine home runs in 20 games…His previous fastest to nine homers was in 2014 when he did it in 42 games… Walker has eight home runs over his last 12 games…Walker, who has not yet hit a double or a triple, is the first Mets player whose first nine extra-base hits of a season all were all homers… The previous team record was held by Ron Swoboda, whose first eight extra-base hits were home runs in 1968…Info courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau.
DON’T GET BEAT BY BUSTER: Giants catcher Buster Posey in his career has a line of .342/.408/.575, with 6 HR’s 19 RBI in 29 games played against the Mets…SLG % of .575, is highest against any NL team…OPS of 1.012, is Posey’s highest OPS against any team in NL besides Rockies…67 total bases against Mets are the most against any non NL West team.
METS VS. PEAVY: Jake Peavy holds a career 6-4 record with a 3.27 ERA in 13 games started against the Mets…In 82.2 innings pitched Peavy has allowed 68 hits and 31 runs (30 earned) with a 77/29 strikeout to walk ratio…Jake Peavy took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning in his last start at Citi Field, which came on Aug. 2, 2014…Notable Mets career numbers against Peavy are provided below…
- Asdrubal Cabrera: .269 (7-26, 2 2B, 1 HR)
- Yoenis Cespedes: .286 (2-7, 1 2B, 1 HR)
- Lucas Duda: .143 (1-7, 1 HR, 4 K)
- Curtis Granderson: .167 (4-24, 2 2B, 1 HR)
- Neil Walker: .333 (1-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI)
- David Wright: .158 (3-19, 1 2B, 8 K)