New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants Free Pick - 9/18/13
San Francisco Giants (70-81) at New York Mets (67-83)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
Matt Cain (R) (8-9) (4.244) vs. Aaron Harang (R) (5-12) (5.699)
The Line: New York Mets +121 / San Francisco Giants -131 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Bay, SNY
The San Francisco Giants match up with the New York Mets in Wednesday night action.
The Giants appear to have come to life and have looked like the World Series threat most expected them to be in 2013. The problem is that we thought we would see them dominate throughout the year and that obviously didn't happen. The Giants are taking things day by day and Tuesday was a good one with the bats pulling out an 8-5 victory over New York. Yusmeiro Petit allowed four runs over six frames to improve to 4-0 and the bats took care of the rest. SF posted nine hits and walked ten times paced by three hits and three RBI's from Angel Pagan. Matt Cain toes the rubber in Wednesday's tilt with the Mets at Citi Field. Cain absorbed a 3-2 loss to the Dodgers in his last outing which he allowed just two runs on six hits and a walk over seven frames.
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The Mets fight for third in the National League East appears to be a losing battle and even though the players might say that's where they want to finish I believe they just want this season to be over. The team has to take a long look at what they need in 2014 to make them better and pitching might be a priority if Matt Harvey is out. The New Yorkers could have used him Tuesday with Zack Wheeler struggling with his control. Wheeler was charged with four runs on three hits and six bases on balls through five innings. The offense mustered nine hits and walked five tines with four players driving in runs and five scoring. Aaron Harang gets the call for Wednesday's series finale versus the visiting Giants. Harand dropped a 7-2 decision to Washington in his last start where he gave up three runs over six frames.
Cain was a beast in prior years and would grind out wins regardless if he had little to work with or not. Harang can be effective but both teams have not been good so for now I'll back the hotter team...