Lineups & Game Notes: Giants vs. Mets 1:10 pm et.
San Fransisco Giants (12-13):
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. Madison Bumgarner (R) P
SP: Madison Bumgarner RHP (2-2, 3.64 ERA)
New York Mets (15-7):
1. Juan Lagares (R) RF
2. David Wright (R) 3B
3. Michael Conforto (L) LF
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
5. Neil Walker (S) 2B
6. Wilmer Flores (R) SS
7. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
8. Eric Campbell (R) 1B
9. Noah Syndergaard (L) P
SP: Noah Syndergaard RHP (2-0, 1.69 ERA)
Today’s game can be seen on SNY & MLB Network
GIANTS-METS NOTES: New York has won its first home series vs. the Giants since 2010…The Mets are 6-9 overall vs. SF over the last three years.
SERIES NOTES: New York has won five straight series, including two straight series sweeps…The Mets have won their first home series vs. the Giants since 2010…After winning the first two games of this series the Mets will look to complete their first three-game series sweep vs. the Giants since July 8-10, 2013 at San Francisco…The last time the Mets swept the Giants in a three-game set in New York was July 8-10, 2008.
STREAKING METS: The Mets have won eight 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…The last time the Mets had a longer winning streak was a franchise high-tying 11 game winning streak from April 12-23, 2015…New York is 11-1 in its last 12 games and has won 13 of its last 15 contests.
APRIL HOME RUNS: New York hit 33 home runs, tied for the most in franchise history for the month of April…The Mets also hit 33 homers in April, 2006.
WALKER’S APRIL: Neil Walker drove in two runs yesterday… Walker finished the month with 19 RBI, his most ever in the month of April…Walker’s previous best was 11 RBI in April, 2014… Walker also tied the April club record with nine home runs…Dave Kingman (1976), Carlos Delgado (2006) and John Buck (2013) all also had nine homers in April…Walker has eight home runs over his last 14 games…He has seven RBI in his last five contests.
CONFORTO STREAKS: Michael Conforto has reached base safely in 17 straight games, extending his career-high…Over his last 14 games, the Mets leftfielder is batting .407 (22-54) with 14 runs scored, nine doubles, four home runs and 15 RBI…In addition he also extended his career-high hitting streak to eight games…He has seven RBI in his last three games and 10 RBI in his last six contests…He is fourth in the majors with a .365 batting average and fifth in the NL with a .442 OBP.
DOUBLE THE PLEASURE: Michael Conforto has at least one double in a franchise high-tying six straight games…Joe Christopher had a double in six consecutive games from August 14-18, 1964…Conforto now has 11 doubles on the year, tied for the major league lead.
NOAH’S ARK: Noah Syndergaard has eight straight games with eight or more strikeouts, the third-longest streak in team history… David Cone had 10 straight such games in 1992 and Dwight Gooden had nine in 1984…Syndergaard’s 38 strikeouts are tied with Pedro Martinez (2005) for the most in team history after four starts of the season…Pedro Martinez (2005) holds the record with 46 strikeouts after the first five starts of the year.
SYNDERGAARD VS. GIANTS Made his only start against San Francisco June 9, 2015 at home in a 5-0 loss…Pitched 6.0 innings and allowed four runs, earned…Permitted 10 hits and one walk…Struck out two…The 10 hits allowed tied a career-high and it was the last time Syndergaard permitted double-digit hits in a regular-season game…The two strikeouts are the fewest Syndergaard has ever recorded in a start.
DON’T LET BUSTER BEAT YOU: Giants catcher Buster Posey in his career has a line of .345/.412/.559, with 6 HR’s 19 RBI in 30 games played against the Mets…SLG % of .559, is highest against any NL team…OPS of 1.007, is Posey’s highest OPS against any team in NL besides Rockies…69 total bases against Mets are the most against any non NL West team.
METS VS. BUMGARNER: Bumgarner owns a 3-0 career record against the Mets with a 1.24 ERA (4 ER in 29 innings pitched) in 4 games started…Bumgarner owns a 33/8 strikeout to walk ratio…is 3-0 career at Citi Field against the Mets with a 0.78 ERA…Notable Mets hitters numbers against Bumgarner are provided below…
- Neil Walker: .333 (3-9, 2 RBI, 1 K)
- Yoenis Cespedes: .250 (2-8, 1 RBI, 2 BB)
- Asdrubal Cabrera: .667 (2-3, 1 RBI)
- Juan Lagares: .000 (0-6)
- David Wright: .222 (2-9, 2 K)