Noah Syndergaard (2-0, 1.69 ERA) and the New York Mets (15-7) meet Madison Bumgarner (2-2, 3.64 ERA) and the San Francisco Giants (12-13) in the last of a three-game series at Citi Field. The Mets won the last game 6-5, extending an eight-game winning streak. The game starts at 1:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 1 and will air on CSBA and SNY.
In his last start, Syndergaard pitched 6.2 innings, giving up three runs and striking out nine in a 5-3 victory over the Reds. Neil Walker (.307, 13 Rs, 9 HRs, 19 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with two RBIs. The Giants were victorious over the Padres 5-4 the last time Bumgarner pitched. He went 6.2 innings, allowing two runs, striking out nine and walking two. Hunter Pence (.284, 14 Rs, 4 HRs, 19 RBIs) went 1 for 2 yesterday with three RBIs.
The odds are New York -140 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 6.5.
The previous two games have all gone New York's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYM
The Giants lost their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Mets are 5-4. The Giants are 5-5 in close games this season.
The Mets managed to give up seven walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Giants who are coming in with a 2-2 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
The Mets are coming into the game with eight consecutive wins, while the Giants currently have a losing streak of two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Mets are 9-1. The Giants have a 10-0 record when outhitting opponents.
New York and San Francisco both rank in the top 10 of the league in runs. New York sits at 10th with 107 runs this season and San Francisco ranks sixth with 124.
Ranking 15th, New York is in the top half of the league in walks, notching 75 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top five at third with 102.
The Mets are 11-3 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Giants are 7-8 when they hit at least one homer.