New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants - 4/29/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (12-11) at New York Mets (13-7)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 29, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
J Peavy (1-1) (6.86) vs. Steven Matz (2-1) (5.40)
The Line: New York Mets -127 / San Francisco Giants +117 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Bay, SNY
The San Francisco Giants make the long trip to the east coast to open a series with the New York Mets.
The San Francisco Giants have finally begun to play like they are a challenger in the National League West. The Giants have won four of five after downing San Diego 13-9 on Wednesday for the sweep. This game was because of offense because the work on the mound wasn’t good with Giants starter Jeff Samardzija allowing five runs in 5.2 frames while Steven Okert gave up three in 2/3 of an inning. SF amassed 16 hits and seven walks with Brandon Belt going 3-5 with five RBI’s and two runs with Hunter Pence going 2-3 with two runs driven in and two scored while Denard Span, Joe Panik and Matt Duffy combined for eight runs. The San Francisco Giants will be going with Jake Peavy on the hill Friday in game one versus the Mets. Peavy will be shooting for back to back wins after downing Miami 7-2 with both runs scored on seven hits in seven frames.
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The New York Mets have suddenly turned on the afterburners with wins in seven of ten with both the arms and bats contributing equally. The Mets finished off a sweep of Cincinnati following a 5-2 victory on Wednesday behind a much needed strong performance from Matt Harvey. Harvey gave up both runs on seven hits and struck out seven through six innings pitched. The New York offense consisted of five hits and six bases on balls with Neil Walker clubbing a two run bomb with Michael Conforto smacking a two run double while Alejandro De Aza scored twice. Overall, eight starters managed to reach base. Steven Matz gets the start in game number one against visiting San Francisco. Matz comes off of an 8-2 rout at Atlanta where he allowed both runs on nine hits and eight strikeouts over 6.1 innings.
The over is 15-5-1 in San Francisco’s last 21 Friday games and the Giants are 7-3 in Peavy’s last 10 starts while going 7-3 in Peavy’s last 10 starts on grass. New York are 8-0 in their last 8 Friday games and the over is 5-2-1 in their last 8 overall while going 5-2-1 in the Mets last 8 on grass. San Francisco are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings. This comes down to me liking Matz a bit better then Peavy in a close one…