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Lineups: Mets vs. Giants 10:15 pm et.

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New York Mets (60-60):

1. Jose Reyes (S) SS
2. T.J. Rivera (R) 2B
3. Jay Bruce (L) RF
4. Wilmer Flores (R) 1B
5. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
6. Justin Ruggiano (R) CF
7. Kelly Johnson (L) 3B
8. Ty Kelly (S) LF
9. Jacob deGrom (L) P

SP: Jacob deGrom RHP (7-5, 2.30 ERA)

San Francisco Giants (66-54):

1. Denard Span (L) CF
2. Angel Pagan (S) LF
3. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
6. Hunter Pence (R) RF
7. Eduardo Nunez (R) 3B
8. Joe Panik (L) 2B
9. Madison Bumgarner (R) P

SP: Madison Bumgarner LHP (11-7, 2.11 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

Things to know: Mets vs. Giants

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The New York Mets and San Francisco Giants will open a four-game series beginning tonight in San Francisco. Listed below are some things to know heading into tonight’s opener about both the Mets and Giants. Continue reading

Final Recap: Giants 6 – Mets 1

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The San Fransisco Giants (13-13) snapped the New York Mets (15-8) eight-game winning streak by the final score of 6-1, at a cold and rainy Citi Field. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

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Game Notes:

  • Noah Syndergaard pitched 5.2 innings while allowing 4 runs on 5 hits. Syndergaard struck out 6 while walking 2.
  • David Wright was 2-4 with an RBI single.
  • Neil Walker was 2-4 with 2 base hits.
  • Juan Lagares was 2-4 with a double and a run scored.
  • Yoenis Cespedes was 1-4 with a double.

Well all good things must come to an end right? The Mets were facing one of the top pitchers in baseball against Madison Bumgarner and simply could not execute offensively. That doesn’t go without saying that the Mets certainly had many opportunities this afternoon to claw back into this game. The Mets left twelve runners on base and were 1-8 with runners in scoring position. The Mets probably won’t want to face Bumgarner again at all this season, especially in the postseason as he now improves to 4-0 in his career against the Mets in five starts, and simply owns the Mets at Citi Field. Bumgarner holds a 0.62 ERA which is the lowest ERA at Citi Field among any pitcher with at least 25 innings pitched. Bumgarner has also thrown eighteen consecutive scoreless innings at Cit Field which is a record in the history of the ballpark. 

Noah Syndergaard had a good but not great game this afternoon as he had to be almost perfect with the way Bumgarner was throwing today. Syndergaard had three stolen bases against him this afternoon, and if there has been one negative against Syndergaard it has been opposing base stealers. Ron Darling had noticed something with Syndergaard’s delivery that was allowing runners to run on him with ease, but would not disclose it on the broadcast. Hopefully this is something that may be shared to pitching coach Dan Warthen, or possibly something Warthen has noticed himself that he may be able to help correct. Time will tell, but Syndergaard’s throwing the ball so well right now you may not want to mess with his mechanics too much. 

The Mets will welcome the Atlanta Braves to Citi Field next, and will look to start another win streak against the ball club it began one against last weekend. This is a crucial home series for the Mets to win, as they will hit the road for a long eleven game west coast road trip following Wednesday’s game, and this should be a team the Mets beat handily. This has been a great homestand thus far with the Mets going 5-1, and took a home series from the Giants for the first time in five seasons. The Mets will look to close out strong these last three games before going across the country for eleven days.

  • The Mets and Atlanta Braves play the first game of their three game series tomorrow evening at Citi Field with first pitch scheduled for 7:10 pm et. The game will be televised on SNY.
  • Bartolo Colon (1-1, 3.42 ERA) will take the mound for the Mets with the hope of passing Pedro Martinez for second place on the all-time Dominican-born pitchers wins list. The Braves have not announced a starter but it is expected that right-hander Matt Wisler (0-2, 4.26 ERA) will get the start against the Mets.

Lineups & Game Notes: Giants vs. Mets 1:10 pm et.

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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

Game Notes:

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)

Lineups & Game Notes: Giants vs. Mets 4:10 pm et.

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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.

Game Notes:

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)

Final Recap: Mets 13 – Giants 1

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New York Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes reacts after hitting a grand slam against the San Francisco Giants during the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, April 29, 2016, in, New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

The New York Mets (14-7) defeated the San Fransisco Giants (12-12) by the final score of 13-1 tonight. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

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Game Notes:

  • Yoenis Cespedes had an outstanding performance going 2-4 with 6 RBI’s, which included a grand slam.
  • Michael Conforto was 2-5 with 2 RBI’s and 2 runs scored.
  • Neil Walker was 2-5 with an RBI and a run scored.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera was 2-4 with 2 RBI’s and 2 runs scored.
  • Curtis Granderson was 1-4 with an RBI and 2 runs scored.
  • Steven Matz picked up his third win of the season, pitching 6 shutout innings while allowing 7 hits, walking 3, and striking out 4.
  • The Mets scored a franchise record 12 runs in the bottom of the third inning.

It just doesn’t get much better than that now does it Mets fans? The Mets absolutely clobbered Jake Peavy and Mike Broadway in the bottom of the third putting up a historic 12-spot on the scoreboard. I have seen the Mets criticized due to their style of play which is dependent on the home run ball, as well as the quality of the opposition they have faced thus far. Truth is, this team is not going to apologize to anyone for taking care of business, and they went out and absolutely beat down a quality opponent tonight. The Mets have notoriously struggled against the Giants and tonight’s game was a great indicator of a possible reversal of fortunes this series. The Mets have not won a series at home against the Giants since 2010, as they have lost five straight home series, and they will have two opportunities to change that this weekend.

Steven Matz also has pitched very strong since getting rocked for seven runs in his first outing of the season, where he only recorded five outs against the Marlins. In his last three starts since that outing, Matz is 3-0 with a 0.93 ERA, and is proving why he is a frontrunner for NL Rookie of the Year. The Mets have been absolutely rolling lately and have now won seven games in a row. Lets keep it going the rest of the weekend!

  • The Mets will look to win their first home series in five seasons against the San Fransisco Giants tomorrow afternoon with first pitch scheduled for 4:05 pm et. Tomorrow’s game can be seen on SNY and Fox Sports 1.
  • Jacob deGrom (2-0, 1.54 ERA) will take the mound for the Mets tomorrow afternoon facing Giants right-hander Matt Cain (0-2, 6.43 ERA).

Lineups & Game Notes: Giants vs. Mets 7:10 pm et.

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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.

Game Notes: 

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)