Lineups & Game Notes: Giants vs. Mets 4:10 pm et.
San Fransisco Giants (12-12):
1. Denard Span (L) CF
2. Angel Pagan (S) LF
3. Matt Duffy (R) 3B
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
6. Hunter Pence (R) RF
7. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
8. Kelby Tomlinson (R) 2B
9. Matt Cain (R) P
SP: Matt Cain RHP (0-2, 6.43 ERA)
New York Mets (14-7):
1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Michael Conforto (L) LF
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Neil Walker (S) 2B
7. Wilmer Flores (R) 3B
8. Rene Rivera (R) C
9. Jacob deGrom (L) P
SP: Jacob deGrom RHP (2-0, 1.54 ERA)
Today’s game can be seen on SNY & Fox Sports 1.
GIANTS-METS NOTES: New York has lost five straight home season series to the Giants, going 6-12 since 2011 at Citi Field… The Mets are 5-9 overall vs. SF over the last three years.
STREAKING METS: The Mets have won seven 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 10-1 in its last 11 games and has won 12 of its last 14 contests…New York has won four straight series, including two straight series sweeps…The Mets are 5-2 during day games (2-1 at home).
SCORING FIRST: New York has scored first in 13 of its last 15 games…The Mets are 12-3 when they score first this year, including 4-1 at home.
YO LOOK AT THE RESULTS: Yoenis Cespedes has two homers and nine RBI over his last two games and four home runs and 14 RBI over his last five contests…Cespedes has hit in nine straight games, batting .382 (13-34) with three doubles, six home runs and 20 RBI… Cespedes is fourth in the majors with 23 RBI…Cespedes blasted his third career grand slam (second with the Mets) and had a two-run single in the third inning…The six RBI in one inning were the most by a Mets player in team history… Cespedes has at least one extra-base hit in a franchise-record and a career-high nine straight games.
deGROMINATION: Jacob deGrom is 12-2 with a 1.31 ERA (19 earned runs/130.1 innings) in 20 career daytime starts…That is the best daytime ERA among qualified major league pitchers over the last three years…DeGrom has made 26 career starts at Citi Field…Is 12-7 with a 1.86 ERA…DeGrom is 4-1 with a 0.93 ERA (six earned runs/58.0 innings) in nine career home starts during the day… Has two career starts against the Giants…He is 2-0 with a 1.17 ERA (two earned runs/15.1 innings) with 17 strikeouts…That ERA is the fourth-lowest among active pitchers with at least two starts against the Giants since 2014.
MICHAEL CONFORTO: Has reached base safely in a career high- 16 straight games dating to April 10…Conforto has at least one double in five straight games, tied for the second-longest streak in team history…Joe Christopher had a double in six consecutive games from August 14-18, 1964…Conforto is hitting .380 (19-50) with 12 runs scored, eight doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI in his last 13 games…He has a .429 on-base percentage and a .720 slugging percentage during that span.
WALKER’S HISTORIC MONTH: Neil Walker’s nine April home runs are tied for most in team history with Dave Kingman (1976), Carlos Delgado (2006) and John Buck (2013)…The only other second baseman with more homers in April in major league history is Chase Utley, who had 10 homers with the Phillies in 2008…Walker also has 17 RBI this month, his most in the month of April and tied for eighth in the NL…Walker’s previous best was 11 in 2014.
DON’T LET BUSTER BEAT YOU: Giants catcher Buster Posey in his career has a line of .345/.409/.602, with 6 HR’s 19 RBI in 29 games played against the Mets…SLG % of .602, is highest against any NL team…OPS of 1.011, is Posey’s highest OPS against any team in NL besides Rockies…68 total bases against Mets are the most against any non NL West team.
METS VS. CAIN: Cain owns a 6-5 record with a 3.23 ERA (30 ER in 83.2 innings) in 14 career starts against the Mets…is 2-2 with a 1.95 ERA (7 ER in 32.1 innings) in his last six starts…has made just two career appearances at Citi Field, posting no record with a 1.80 ERA (3 ER in 15.0 innings) and a .222 opponents average against… Notable Mets hitters career numbers are below…
- David Wright: .393 (11-28, 6 2B, 3 RBI)
- Neil Walker: .200 (2-10, 1 HBP, 4 K)
- Lucas Duda: .100 (1-10, 1 3B, 2 K)
- Curtis Granderson: .250 (1-4, 1 3B, 2 BB)
- Alejandro De Aza: .333 (2-6, 1 3B, 1 BB)
- Yoenis Cespedes: .000 (0-5, 1 BB, 3 K)
- Rene Rivera: .333 (1-3, 1 K)