Matt Harvey (6-3, 3.05 ERA) and the New York Mets (31-28) go up against Tim Hudson (3-5, 4.41 ERA) and the San Francisco Giants (33-26) in the second of a three-game series at Citi Field. The Giants won the last game 5-0 and San Francisco leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jun. 10 and will air on CSN-BAY and SNY.
Harvey has a 3.46 ERA and a 0-1 record in his career against the Giants, and faces a strong San Francisco offense that's hitting .274 on the year. In his career against the Mets, Hudson is 17-10 with a 3.52 ERA. He gets a struggling New York offense that's batting just .240. Brandon Crawford (.289, 29 Rs, 8 HRs, 38 RBIs, 3 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run.
New York, a -161 favorite, will look to capitalize at home against San Francisco. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is six runs. The Mets perform well as a favorite with a 25-6 record and have an overall money line of +352. The Mets are second in the league in WHIP at 1.16.
On the other side, the Giants have a nice record of 16-10 when they are the underdog and are +313 overall with the money line. Over the past 10 matchups, they are 4-6 SU and have a poor 0-2 record when they were an underdog to win. San Francisco's pitching staff and defense as a whole has been firing on all cylinders so far, ranking fifth in the NL with only 4.0 runs allowed per game.
The only other game between the two teams went San Francisco's way. This game will feature Hudson (RHP) on the mound against the Mets, who have a 27-21 record when they take on a right-handed starter. Taking the hill against the Giants will be the right-hander Harvey. They sport a 24-22 record against righties.
Predictions: SU Winner - SF, O/U - Over
San Francisco earned its 10th shutout of the season in its last game. New York has been shut out five times this season.
The Mets are 2-0 in games that go into extra innings. Meanwhile, the Giants are 3-1 in such matchups.
The Giants are coming into this game after allowing zero walks during their last outing. The Mets have a 1-3 record when opponents give up that many walks.
When they outhit their opponents, the Giants are 28-5. The Mets have a 20-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 25th in runs, New York has earned 219 this season. San Francisco ranks 13th with 244 runs.
Ranking 18th, New York is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 160 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top half at 15th with 170.
The Mets are 21-10 when they hit at least one home run. The Giants perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 22-10 record.