Giants Sweep Double-Header Against Mets, Take Game Two 7-2

Madison Bumgarner and Tim Lincecum each earned themselves a win, while Pablo Sandoval, Nate Schierholtz and the Giants Offense scored 13 runs on the day.

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Giants Vs. Mets, Final Score: Pablo Sandoval, Hector Sanchez Lead Giants To 7-2 Victory, Sweep Double-Header

The San Francisco Giants were hoping to finish out their series with the New York Mets Monday evening with a sweep of their double-header at Citi Field. The Giants took game one handedly, and behind big blasts from Pablo Sandoval and Hector Sanchez and another terrific outing from Madison Bumgarner, the Black and Orange took care of business to take the series with a 7-2 victory.

Pablo Sandoval tied Willie Mays record of 16 striaght games to start a season with a hit with his towering two run homer in the first inning, giving San Francisco the early 2-0 lead. Hector Sanchez backed him up with a sacrifice fly later in the inning to make it 3-0, then they opening it up in the fourth after Gregor Blanco hit a double off the glove of a diving Jason Bay to make it 5-0.

Justin Turner got one back for the Mets in the fourth, but Hector Sanchez put it out of reach with a two run homer to make it 7-1, his first home run of the season.

Bumgarner (W 3-1) was solid in his eight innings of work on the night, allowing only one run on just three hits with two walks and four strikeouts. It was his third win in as many starts.

Javier Lopez gave up a run and loaded the bases in the eighth to make it 7-2, forcing Clay Hensley into the game. Hensley struck out Ike Davis to end the rally, and the Mets chances in general. Santiago Casilla closed the door in the ninth.

Nate Schierholtz was the MVP of the day, going 6-10 with two triples and a three run homer in the two games on Monday.

As for the Mets' Dillon Gee, he was simply shelled by San Francisco, allowing all seven of their runs while walking one and fanning five in 6.2 innings of work.

Full box score can be found here.

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Giants Vs. Mets, Starting Lineups: Hector Sanchez, Gregor Blanco Get The Start In Game Two

Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants took care of business in game one of their double-header with the New York Mets, now turning to Madison Bumgarner to close out the series with another W at Citi Field.

A number of the players that took part in game one will sit out game two, though Melky Cabrera, Pablo Sandoval, Emmanuel Burriss and Brandon Crawford remain at their position on the field and in the lineup. Gregor Blanco will leadoff, playing center field, while Hector Sanchez will be behind the plate to catch Bumgarner’s first career start against the Mets. Brett Pill will start over Aubrey Huff at first base.

Pablo Sandoval is one hit shy of tying Willie Mays' record of 16 game hitting streak set back in 1960, something to keep an eye on this evening.

Your San Francisco Giants:

1. Gregor Blanco CF
2. Melky Cabrera LF
3. Pablo Sandoval 3B
4. Nate Schierholtz RF
5. Hector Sanchez C
6. Brett Pill 1B
7. Emmanuel Burriss 2B
8. Brandon Crawford SS
9. Madison Bumgarner P

New York Mets:

1. Ruben Tejada SS
2. Daniel Murphy 2B
3. David Wright 3B
4. Jason Bay LF
5. Scott Hairston RF
6. Justin Turner 1B
7. Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF
8. Mike Nickeas C
9. Dillon Gee P

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Giants Vs. Mets, Final Score: Buster Posey, Nate Schierholtz Blast G-Men to 6-1 Victory

The San Francisco Giants and NewYork Mets gave the fans at Citi Field a real treat on Monday, taking part in a good, old-fashioned double-header after the rains came on Sunday. Tim Lincecum took the bump for San Francisco, and despite a bit of a wild outing he managed to limit the damage, while the Giants opened it up offensively for the 6-1 victory.

Lincecum (W 1-2) struggled with his command a bit in his five innings of work but allowed only one run, tossing 108 pitches on the afternoon with four hits, five walks, but still fanned eight, many with a full count. Max Baxter hit the two-out RBI double off Timmy in the second.

Lincecum as also helped by some solid defense, especially from the duo of Brandon Crawford and Emmanuel Burriss, making a beautiful double-play with the bases loaded in the fifth.

Pablo Sandoval extended his hitting streak to 15 straight after hitting an RBI single in the first, while the Giants other hottest hitter, Buster Posey, launched his second homer of the year in the second the give San Francisco the early 2-0 lead. Then it was Nate Schierholtz's turn, smashing a line drive 3-run bomb to right field in the third, finishing Brandon Crawford got some releif for his funk, hitting an RBI double in the fourth, proving all the offense the Giants would need.

Guillermo Mota, Jeremy Affeldt and Dan Otero held the Mets in check the rest of the way, holding them scoreless on four hits combined.

Miguel Batista (L 0-1) didn't last long for New York, throwing only 3.2 innings after getting roughed up for all the Giants six runs on seven hits, along with three walks and two strikeouts. David Wright went 0-4, while Lucas Duda walked three times on the afternoon.

Full box score can be found here.

The second game of the double-header is set to start abou 20 minutes after the end of game one, with Madison Bumgarner (2-1 3.63 ERA) taking the bump to face Dillon Gee (1-1 2.92 ERA) for the Mets.

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Mets Vs. Giants, Starting Lineups: Brandon Belt Gets The Start In Game 1 Of Double-Header

It’s been an interesting trip to New York for the San Francisco Giants, playing back-to-back walkoff games against the Mets, followed by a torrential downpour forcing a double-header on Monday. But the show must go on, and the Giants are ready to close out the series win with a pair of victories.

Skipper Bruce Bochy used the same lineup he posted yesterday, with Brandon Belt will be getting the start at first, batting sixth, while Nate Schierholtz starts in right field, batting fifth.

Pablo Sandoval and Buster Posey look to keep their hot streaks going at the plate, with Pablo currently owning the NL’s longest hitting streak at 14 straight games to start the season, two shy of tying Willie Mays record of 16 set in 1960. As for Buster, he is 11-20 over his past five games and 4-8 in this series.

Your San Francisco Giants:

1. Angel Pagan CF
2. Melky Cabrera LF
3. Pablo Sandoval 3B
4. Buster Posey C
5. Nate Schierholtz RF
6. Brandon Belt 1B
7. Emmanuel Burriss 2B
8. Brandon Crawford SS
9. Tim Lincecum P

New York Mets:

1. Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF
2. Daniel Murphy 2B
3. David Wright 3B
4. Lucas Duda RF
5. Ike Davis 1B
6. Josh Thole C
7. Ruben Tejada SS
8. Mike Baxter LF
9. Miguel Batista P

First pitch is set for 1:10 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM in the Bay, and SNY Network and WFAN 660 AM in New York.

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Giants Vs. Mets: Tim Lincecum Ready To Silence The Critics

Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants were ready to get to work on Sunday when the rains came in, forcing a single-admission double-header at Citi Field Monday evening. The Freak has been struggling, looking for his first win of the season, but I bet he'd settle for at least a quality start. He had an extra day of R&R to get ready for his outing, which hopefully will be just what the doctor ordered for the two-time Cy Young Winner.

An 0-2 record with a 10.54 ERA doesn't sound like the line of a perennial All-Star and ace of a pitching staff, but Timmy hasn't exactly been pitching like his former self so far this season.

Lincecum has been relying on his nasty changeup 35 percent of the time this season according to FanGraphs.com, the highest of his carrer. He is also using his fastballs has less than half his pitches (45.5 percent) for the first time as well, which is down to an average of 90.3 mph, a noticeable drop from 2011's 92.2 average.

Despite all this and the terrible ERA and the like, Lincecum has still fanned 16 in 13.2 innings pitched, walking only four. That's the highest strikeout and lowest walk rate of his career to date, so there is still much room to hold on for hope.

Struggles are always magnified a bit at the beginning of a season, but a fourth terrible outing on Monday will certainly keep the alarms ringing.

Below skipper Bruce Bochy spoke with the media on Sunday to discuss Tim Lincecum, his recent struggles and why he isn't worried about them.

First pitch is set for 1:10 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.

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Freddy Sanchez Injury: Giants Second Baseman Begins Single-A Rehab Assignment Monday

As the San Francisco Giants continue to play musical chairs at the second base position between Ryan Theriot and Emmanuel Burriss, CSN Bay Area's Andrew Baggarly is reporting that Freddy Sanchez will be taking part in a rehab assignment with the single A San Jose Giants on Monday as the DH, hoping to see time in the infield later this week.

Sanchez has still not been able to get full strength back in his surgically repaired shoulder he suffered last summer, missing almost all of Spring Training as well.

The minor league assignment is a certainly a good sign, meaning the team feels he can be ready to face big league pitching within the next month or so. He will likely graduate to Triple-A Fresno before returning to the Giants though.

"I don't think I'll put Huff at second hopefully anytime soon," said Giants manager Bruce Bochy, probably echoing the wishes of thousands.

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Mets Vs. Giants: Game Three Called Due To Rain, Double-Header Set For Monday

The San Francisco Giants and New York Mets have been having a weird series already in the Big Apple, and it will only get weirder now that Saturday’s matinee matchup was postponed due to rain, forcing the teams to play a double-header to decide the series on Monday.

Tim Lincecum, who was supposed to by the starter on Saturday, will get the nod in the first game of Monday, taking on the Mets’ Miguel Batista starting at 1:10 p.m. PT. Madison Bumgarner will make his regular start on Monday against the Mets Dillon Gee instead on Johan Santana who was set to make the start, according to CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly.

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Giants Vs. Mets: Tim Lincecum Out To Right The Ship At Citi Field

As Tim Lincecum continues the search for his first won of the season for the San Francisco Giants, the New York Mets are hoping they are catching the two time Cy Young winner at the right time in the third installment of their four game series at Citi Field on Sunday.

Lincecum (0-2 10.54 ERA) has already given up 16 runs this season in just three starts, the most of any three-game stint of his career. Nine of those runs have been given up in the first inning of his outings after giving up only eight first inning runs in 2011. Hopefully the Freak can use his past experience to earn his first victory after allowing just one run in 22 innings pitched against the Mets in his career. He is 3-1 with a 2.87 ERA in seven starts against New York.

The Mets will send out Dillon Gee (1-1 2.92 ERA),who was solid in their 6-1 victory over Atlanta on Monday. Gee gave up only one run on four hits in seven innings of work, who saw a few innings of relief work against San Francisco last season.

The duo of Pablo Sandoval and Buster Posey continue to do damage, as Sandoval extended his hitting streak to 14 games on Saturday. He's now only two shy of Giants legend Willie Mays mark of 16 straight to start a season back in 1960. Not to be out done, Posey is 11 for 20 the last five games, finishing 2-4 on Saturday. But the Giants continue to show some sloppy glove work, committing three more errors on Saturday to push them to 19 on the season, tied for the league lead.

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VIDEO: Aubrey Huff Explains His Failure To Cover 2nd Base

Possibly the most bizarre moment in an exceedingly bizarre game on Saturday between the San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets involved Aubrey Huff failing to cover second base.

Just in case you hadn't heard by now, Bruce Bochy elected to have Aubrey Huff play second base -- for the first time in his career -- in the bottom of the ninth inning on Saturday, after the Giants had managed to come back and steal a 4-4 tie in the top of the ninth.

The Giants got into a jam with runners on base, but got the inning-ending double-play grounder they were hoping for. The only problem was, when the 6-4-3 was initiated, Huff was nowhere to be found at second base. The double-clutch from shortstop resulted in a throw to first base -- and a play where no one was out.

The Giants lost the ball game and that play may have been the crucial one that cost the Giants a possible win. Comcast SportsNet spoke with Huff after the game to get his take on the play in question.

In fairness, it was a questionable decision from the outset to ask Huff to play a position that conflicted with his expertise. Still, it was a moment that Giants fans will be talking about for a long time -- and probably not fondly.

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Giants Vs. Mets, Final Score: Wild Walkoff Finish Leads To 5-4 Mets Victory

It was a beautiful day for baseball at Citi Field as the New York Mets played host to the San Francisco Giants Saturday afternoon. It was a bit of a pitcher's duel between Ryan Vogelsong and Mike Pelfrey at first, but the Giants rallied in the ninth inning to tie the game like Mets did the night before. But in a wacky string of events in the ninth inning, the Giants would eventually fall by the score of 5-4

Pablo Sandoval got the Giants on the board in the third with an RBI single, scoring Angel Pagan to grab the early lead. The Mets fought back in the fifth after Lucas Duda walked to start the inning, then a Josh Thole single advanced Duda to third. That led to Ruben Tejada's RBI fielder's choice to tie up the game, which held until the seventh when Tejada struck again with a two RBI double down the right field line. Vogelsong would finish after seven innings, allowing five hits, three earned runs, two walks, and four strikeouts, throwing 110 pitches for a no decision.

Javier Lopez and the Giants defense struggled in the eighth after an infield hit, an Aubrey Huff error than another infield hit made it 4-1 Mets, forcing the Giants to bring Dan Otero in from the bullpen. But it was Buster Posey doing all the work, picking off Ike Davis at first then throwing out David Wright at third, getting them out of the jam.

Pelfrey would get a non decision after eight innings of work, giving up one run on six hits with one walk and three punchouts. Though the Giants weren't ready to go home just yet.

Buster started the rally in the ninth, poking a single up the middle off Mets closer Frank Francisco. Aubrey Huff advanced him to third with a groundout back to Francisco, who immediately walked Nate Schierholtz on four pitches to bring the tying run to the plate. Emmanuel Burris hit an RBI single to score Posey, making the score 4-2, forcing New York to pull their closer.

Mets reliever Tim Byrdak would strike out Hector Sanchez, then Jon Rauch worked Brandon Belt to a full count. Belt would pop up in shallow center field, which no one caught, scoring two runs to tie the game a four apiece. It would be scored a double.

Clay Hensley allowed a lead off single to Lucas Duda, who got bunted over to second. That brought Ruben Tejada to the plate, already with three RBI's on the afternoon, who Hensley wanted no part of and walked. Jeremy Affeldt would come in, and because of their shortage of players with Ryan Theriot still out and the 20 players used last night, Aubrey Huff had to play second, misplaying a double play ball that load the bases leading to a bizarre end to the game.

A grounder to Brandon Belt forced a throw home, though Scott Hairston slid into the ankle of Buster Posey causing an errant throw back to first, ending up in right field, leading to the winning run to score. Posey would argue that he was interfered with, but the umpire was not having it, ending the game in exciting fashion once more.

Full box score can be found here.

Tim Lincecum (0-2 10.54 ERA) takes the bump Sunday afternoon to face Dillon Gee (1-1 2.92 ERA) for the Mets in another matinee matchup. First pitch is set for 10:10 a.m. PT.

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Giants Vs. Mets, Starting Lineups: Aubrey Huff, Nate Schierholtz Return, Buster Posey Back Behind The Dish

The San Francisco Giants are back to the torture after claiming their last two victories in extra-innings, now looking toward Ryan Vogelsong to make it three in a row in an Saturday matinee against the New York Mets.

After going almost all-righty against Jon Niese On Friday, skipper Bruce Bochy will bring back a few of his lefties as Aubrey Huff returs to first base and Nate Schierholtz gets the start in right field, batting fifth an sixth respectfully.

Buster Posey will be back in the squat after getting his first start at first base yesterday, but aside form that the Giants will have the same lineup as Friday.

San Francisco Giants:

1. Angel Pagan CF
2. Melky Cabrera LF
3. Pablo Sandoval 3B
4. Buster Posey C
5. Aubrey Huff 1B
6. Nate Schierholtz RF
7. Emmanuel Burriss 2B
8. Brandon Crawford SS
9. Ryan Vogelsong P

New York Mets:

1. Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF
2. Daniel Murphy 2B
3. David Wright 3B
4. Ike Davis 1B
5. Jason Bay LF
6. Lucas Duda RF
7. Josh Thole C
8. Ruben Tejada SS
9. Mike Pelfrey P

First pitch is set for 10:10 a.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM in and around the Bay, and WPIX and WFAN 660 AM in New York.

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Jeremy Affeldt, Bruce Bochy Comment On Wild Giants Win Over Mets

The San Francisco Giants picked up a thrilling, pulse-pounding 10th-inning win against the New York Mets at Citi Field on Friday night, in a game where Bruce Bochy ended up using 20 players. San Francisco emerged with a win by the skin of their teeth following a blown save.

Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury talked to the Giants following the game and relayed some interesting comments. After starter Barry Zito was pulled prior to the sixth inning, Bochy used a sometimes-puzzling mix-and-match of bullpen arms to work the last five innings.

Jeremy Affeldt was one of the relievers who came up huge in the game, pitching two scoreless, hitless innings.

"We're down an All-Star arm with Wilson out, so we have to mix and match," Affeldt said. "It's nothing new for Bochy and it's why he is who he is. He seems to match guys up right."

This is a game that would have stung for quite a while had the Giants failed to pull off the win, something that Bochy acknowledged.

"That would have been a tough one to lose," Bochy said. "What's important is that you bounce back, and we did."

The Giants hope to bounce back once again on Saturday, as the four-game series in New York continues.

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GIants Vs. Mets: Ryan Vogelsong Searching For First Win As David Wright Seeks History Books

After missing most of Spring Training with a back injury, San Francisco Ginats starter Ryan Vogelsong was looking to jump start his season after a DL stint pushed back his first start. Now he's out for his first victory of the season Saturday afternoon against righty Mike Pelfrey and the New York Mets.

Vogelsong (0-1, 2.84 ERA) lasted 6.1 innings against the Pirates last Sunday, though the two runs he allowed would be enough to cost him the game. But the journeyman seems to like pitching on the road after posting a 6-1 record and a 3.57 ERA away from AT&T last season.

As for Pelfrey (0-0, 3.09 ERA), he held Philadelphia in check his last time out, battling for six innings to limit them to just a single run. Now he's hoping to stop their current skid as the Mets have now lost three in a row after taking seven of their first 10.

The Black and Orange will need to study the tape hard on Pelfrey as they have a combined 77 plate appearances against him with only one extra-base hit. Luckily Pablo Sandoval extended his early hitting streak to 13 straight Thursday with his 2-5 effort, bumping his average to .340 on the year along with nine RBI. Buster Posey has also been hot as of late, riding his current 9-16 streak at the plate to a cool .375 average at the moment. Hopefully that trend continues in the Friday matinee.

Still, most Mets fans will have their eyes on David Wright, who looks to tie Darryl Strawberry as the franchise leader in RBI, who also has a 10 game hitting streak of his own.

First pitch is set for 10:10 a.m PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM in the Bay and WPIX Network and WFAN 660 AM in New York.

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Giants Vs. Mets, Final Score: Hector Sanchez's Clutch 10th Inning Single Leads to 4-3 Giants Win

The San Francisco Giants came to Citi Field looking to keep their momentum against the New York Mets after their last thrilling extra-innings victory. But after the Giants took the early lead, the Mets came back to force extras in the ninth, but it was Hector Sanchez's clutch hit in the 10th inning to push the Giants to the 4-3 victory.

Angel Pagan made the most of his return to Citi Field, launching his first home run of the season in the third inning to give the Giants the early lead. Buster Posey followed with an RBI double a few batters later, than watched Pablo Sandoval score on a Jon Niese wils pitch.

Jason Bay and Kirk Nieuwenhuis got to Barry Zito with solo jacks in the fourth and fifth respectfully, eventually knocking him out of the game after 100 pitches. He wasn't as sharp as his last two outings, but was strong enough to get through his five innings, allowing two solo home runs as part of the four he gave up total. He also had three walks and only two strikeouts, but luckily the bullpen was strong enough to finish the job.

Guillermo Mota and Jeremy Affeldt held the Mets in check until the bottom of the ninth, when Santiago Casillia blew the save as pinch hitter Josh Thole slapped the go game-tying single to force extra innings.

After Melky Cabrera drew a walk to start the 10th, then stole second to set up Hector Sanchez's line drive single to put the Giants ahead, with Clay Hensley earning the save. Sergio Romo earned the win for his 2/3 inning pitched giving up two singles.

The Giants offense was well-balanced this evening as Cabrera, Sandoval, Sanchez and Posey all finished with multi-hit games, while Pagan's first home run of the year coming off his former team is just what he needed.

Jon Niese got no decision after 6 innings of three run ball for New York, allowing seven hits two walks and five strikeouts. David Wright remained one RBI shy of tying Darryl Strawberry from most ribbies in Mets history.

Ryan Vogelsong (0-1 2.84 ERA) takes the mound for San Francisco on Saturday, taking on Mike Pelfrey (0-0 3.09 ERA) for the Mets. First pitch is set for 10:10 a.m. PT tomorrow, so make sure to have breakfast with the Giants tomorrow!

Full box score can be found here.

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Giants Vs. Mets, Starting Lineups: Buster Posey Starts At First Base, Brett Pill In Left Field

The San Francisco Giants are set to square off with the team that replaced them at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan, taking on the New York Mets in a four game set starting Friday at Citi Field.

Skipper Bruce Bochy had been rather steady with his lineups compared to seasons past, but has his first real switcharoo with Buster Posey getting his first start of the season at first base, just like Boch had promised. Hector Sanchez will be behind the dish catching Barry Zito once again as those two have obviously built a nice rapport, while Brett Pill gets another start, this time in left field and batting fifth.

The Giants are going almost all-right handed against Jon Niese tonight, with Brandon Crawford the only true lefty in the lineup as Angel Pagan, Pablo Sandoval, Hector Sanchez, and Emmanuel Burriss are all switch-hitters.

San Francisco Giants:

  1. Angel Pagan CF
  2. Melky Cabrera RF
  3. Pablo Sandoval 3B
  4. Buster Posey 1B
  5. Brett Pill LF
  6. Hector Sanchez C
  7. Emmanuel Burriss 2B
  8. Brandon Crawford SS
  9. Barry Zito P

New York Mets:

  1. Ruben Tejada SS
  2. Daniel Murphy 2B
  3. David Wright 3B
  4. Ike Davis 1B
  5. Jason Bay LF
  6. Scott Hairston RF
  7. Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF
  8. Mike Nickeas C
  9. Jon Niese P
First pitch is set for 4:10 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM in the Bay Area, and SNY and WFAN 660 in New York.

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Giants Vs. Mets: Barry Zito, Jon Niese Take The Mound, Angel Pagan Returns To New York

The San Francisco Giants have clawed their way back to .500 this season after Matt Cain and Cliff Lee duked it out in an pitching duel of epic proportions, giving the G-Men confidence heading out for their week long road trip. San Francisco will turn to one of their most confident players at the moment in Barry Zito to take the mound Friday, taking on fellow lefty Jon Niese at Citi Field.

Zito (1-0 1.13 ERA) Zito is looking to keep the good times rolling in 2012, out for his second win of the season after two quality starts including his improbably shutout at Coors Field. He hasn't pitched at least seven innings in three straight starts since he did in four straight April 18-May 5, 2010. He's 3-2 with a 3.31 ERA in six career starts versus New York. As for Niese (2-0 2.13 ERA), he lasted 6.2 inning in his last start, striking out five and walking one against Atlanta.

Angel Pagan will be making his return to Ctii Field after playing 393 career games with the Amazin's, after being part of the trade for Andres Torres back in December. Torres unfortunately in on the DL, and won't be playing this series.

The Mets' David Wright is looking to make some history tonight as well as he sits one RBI shy of tying Darryl Strawberry for the all-time lead in Mets history, something else to keep an eye on tonight.

First pitch is set for 4:10 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM around the Bay, and the SNY network and WFAN 660 AM in New York.

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Giants Vs. Mets, Series Preview: Seven-Game Road Trip Begins In New York City

The Giants are in New York City, taking on the Mets for a four game series this weekend.

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