Jacob deGrom (2-0, 1.54 ERA) and the New York Mets (14-7) go up against Matt Cain (0-2, 6.43 ERA) and the San Francisco Giants (12-12) in the second of a three-game series at Citi Field. The Mets won the last game 13-1, extending a seven-game winning streak. The game gets underway at 4:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, Apr. 30 and will air on FS1, CSBA and SNY.
In his most recent outing, deGrom pitched 5.2 innings, giving up one run and striking out three in a 3-2 victory over the Braves. Yoenis Cespedes (.312, 14 Rs, 7 HRs, 23 RBIs) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs, one home run, and six RBIs. The Giants were unsuccessful against the Marlins 5-4 the last time Cain pitched. He went 5.2 innings, allowing four runs, striking out four and walking two. Joe Panik (.280, 17 Rs, 3 HRs, 12 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 5 yesterday.
The odds are New York -200 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.
So far this season, the Mets are 1-0 against the Giants.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYM
The Mets won their last game by a 12-run margin. In games decided by a margin of 10 runs or more, the Giants are 0-1. The Mets are 2-0 in blowouts this season.
The Mets managed to give up six walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Giants who are coming in with a 3-4 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Giants are 2-11. The Mets have a 3-6 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 12th in home runs, San Francisco has hit 25 this season. New York ranks fifth with 31 home runs.
New York and San Francisco both rank in the top 10 of the league in hits. New York sits at 10th with 8.71 hits per game and San Francisco ranks eighth with 9.17.
New York and San Francisco both rank in the top 10 of the league for their on-base plus slugging percentage. New York sits at 10th with an OPS of .780, and San Francisco ranks ninth with an OPS of .782.
When the Giants allow at least one home run, they are 4-10. When the Mets allow one or more homers, they have a 4-4 record.