Game Preview: Mets @ Giants

The Mets have won two of their last four, and look to build on that as they roll into San Francisco. This team has plenty of bulletin board material to use against the Giants including, but not limited too losing 3 of 4 games earlier this season, Wright being ousted from the starting spot by Panda, Cain getting the starting nod in the All-Star game over Dickey and then Giants  performing well in that first inning. It’s time to strike back tonight as Hefner goes up against Bumgarner.

Hefner is 1-4 on the season over 13 games and 4 starts and 38.1 innings of work (5.40 ERA). His first outing this year was against the Giants and he pitched well, allowing no runs over 3.0 innings. In his first start since rejoining the rotation, he allowed 2 ER, 3 total, over 6 innings of work. The Giants have the following limited numbers against Hefner:

Belt 1-2, 2B
Posey 0-2
Cabrera 0-1
Crawford 0-1

Bumgarner is 11-6 on the season with a 3.10 ERA over 20 starts and 136.2 innings.  Since the All-Star break, he has pitched 3 starts, 21.0 innings with a 2.14 ERA. Earlier this season he pitched 7 innings against the Mets allowing one earned run. The Mets have the following numbers against Madison:

Hairston 0-6
Johnson 1-5
Bay 1-2
Cedeno 1-3, 2B
Murphy 0-3
Turner 1-3
Wright 0-3

Let’s Go Mets!

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