New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants - 5/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (12-13) at New York Mets (15-7)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Citi Field)
M Bumgarner (2-2) (3.64) vs. N Syndergaard (2-0) (1.69)
The Line: New York Mets -126 / San Francisco Giants +116 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Bay, SNY
The San Francisco Giants and New York Mets are set for an afternoon tilt at Citi Field on Sunday.
The San Francisco Giants did everything but win Saturday in a 6-5 defeat where they played from behind the entire contest. The offense was great but the work on the mound struggled with Giants starter Matt Cain giving up all six runs on seven hits including a pair of homers over six frames to fall to 0-3. SF totaled six hits and walked seven times with Hunter Pence leading the way with three runs knocked in while Matt Duffy and Buster Posey scoring two times apiece. Left hander Madison Bumgarner draws Sunday’s start for San Francisco. Bumgarner will be looking for his second straight win after beating San Diego 5-4 with two runs allowed on six hits while whiffing nine in 6.2 frames.
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The New York Mets kept pace with the Washington Nationals in the National League East thanks to Saturday’s victory where the bats and starting pitching overcame poor defense and poor work from the bullpen. Mets starter was charged with three unearned runs on two hits and four BB through six frames before Addison Reed gave up two runs in 1/3 of an inning. New York logged eight hits and a pair of free passes with Michael Conforto going 3-4 with a homer, three RBI’s and two runs with Wilmer Flores going solo while Neil Walked drove in two. Noah Synndergaard toes the rubber for New York in the final game of the series. Syndergaard defeated Cincinnati 5-3 last time out with all three runs plated on seven hits while striking out nine in 6.2 innings.
The over is 7-1 in San Francisco’s last 8 overall and is 7-1 in their last 8 on grass while the Giants are 12-2 in Bumgarner’s last 14 Sunday starts. The Mets are 10-1 in their last 11 overall and are 10-1 in their last 11 games on grass while the over is 6-2-1 in their last 9 overall. San Francisco are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in New York. This game will tell us if Syndergaard is the real deal…