The New York Mets (50-54) and San Francisco Giants (56-47) will continue a four-game National League series on Wednesday night at AT&T Park, with the first pitch scheduled for 10:15 ET
New York Mets at San Francisco Giants
New York has lost 15 of 19 games and will look to bounce back from a 4-1 setback to San Francisco on Tuesday night, as the club sits at 3-3 on its current season-high 11-game road trip. The Mets will look to get some production out of third baseman David Wright in this affair, coming in with a .429 lifetime average against tonight’s opposing starter, which includes five doubles in 21 at-bats. New York is 3-12 against winning teams during the second half of the season, while the “over” is 9-6 in that span.
Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese (7-5, 3.86 ERA) has watched the club drop his last four outings, as he suffered an 11-5 road loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks last time out, giving up eight runs (six earned) and nine hits over six frames. The left-hander is 3-3 with a 3.70 ERA in 10 road outings, surrendering eight home runs in 58.1 combined innings. In three career appearances (two starts) versus the Giants, Niese has garnered an 0-1 record and 4.05 ERA, including a no-decision effort on April 20 (6 IP, 3 ER).
San Francisco is currently 3-5 on its 10-game homestand and will welcome a new player to the clubhouse before the third game of this series, acquiring Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Hunter Pence at the Trade Deadline. “He’s had a lot of success here in this ballpark,” commented Giants general manager Brian Sabean. The club has a great chance of still capturing this series, considering its won 12 of the last 17 meetings against the Mets at this ballpark. San Francisco is 12-4 as a home favorite of -150 to -175 this season.
Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain (10-3, 2.80 ERA) has been knocked around a bit in not earning a decision in his last two efforts, giving up eight runs and 14 hits in 15 combined innings in that span. The right-hander is 5-2 with a 2.13 ERA in 10 home outings, issuing just eight walks and striking out 71 batters in 76 frames. In nine career games versus the Mets, Cain has compiled a 5-3 record and 3.61 ERA, including a win last year in tossing six shutout innings.
Sports bettors will likely back the Giants due to their 11-4 mark in Cain’s last 15 starts, while the Mets are 0-5 in Niese’s last five road starts against winning teams.