The San Francisco Giants and New York Mets will resume a four-game series when they square off at Oracle Park in San Francisco on Friday night.
The Mets lost a marathon on Thursday despite briefly taking a lead in the 16th inning thanks to rookie Pete Alonso’s 32nd home run. Alonso has homered in back-to-back contests for New York, which saw its four-game winning streak come to an end.
Right-hander Jacob deGrom (5-7, 3.21 ERA) is taking the mound for New York on Friday. DeGrom allowed one run and six hits with six strikeouts over five innings in last Sunday’s 6-2 victory over Miami. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner has posted a 2.57 ERA with a 77-to-14 strikeout-to-walk ratio in his last 10 starts. Joe Panik is 3-for-17 against deGrom, who is 4-2 with a 2.91 ERA in seven career starts against San Francisco, including a 2-1 record and 3.86 ERA mark in three outings at Oracle Park.
The Giants look to pull even at .500 for the first time since Opening Day when they continue their four-game series against visiting New York Mets. They extended their winning streak to six games after Donovan Solano delivered a walk-off single in Thursday’s 16-inning, 3-2 victory. San Francisco is now 7-2 in extra innings this season. Alex Dickerson recorded three hits and Madison Bumgarner allowed one run over nine innings for the Giants, who have won 13 of their last 15 and pulled within 2.5 games of the second wild card in the National League. San Francisco won despite a rough performance by Buster Posey, who went 1-for-7 and struck out a career-high four times.
Tyler Beede (3-3, 5.44 ERA) will oppose deGrom on Friday. The right-hander won his second straight start with an impressive performance against Milwaukee this past Sunday, allowing three runs while registering seven strikeouts over 6.2 innings. He owns a 3.41 ERA with 24 strikeouts in 29 innings over his last five starts during this rookie campaign.
“He’s taken huge strides,”manager Bruce Bochy told commented. “His confidence is growing. He’s attacking the strike zone. He had the good breaking ball and a good change going, too. He had a good mix going.”
The New York Mets are:
- 4-1 in their last five overall
- 4-1 in their last five road games
- 4-1 in their last five games against right-handed starters
The San Francisco Giants are:
- 11-30 in their last 41 games against starters with WHIPs under 1.15
- 5-14 in their last 19 games against the National League East
- 2-7 in their last nine home games against New York