New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants Pick-Odds-Prediction - 8/4/14
San Francisco Giants (59-51) at New York Mets (53-57)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 4, 2014 at 12:10 pm (Citi Field)
Tim Hudson (R) (8-8) (2.706) vs. Dillon Gee (R) (4-4) (3.773)
The Line: New York Mets +114 / San Francisco Giants -124 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Bay, SNY
The New York Mets look for the split of their four game series with the San Francisco Giants on Monday.
After a six game slide that has San Francisco staring at the backsides of the Dodgers the Giants are trying to right the ship and recapture the NL West lead. It's been so far, so good with wins in three of four following a 9-0 win at Citi Field on Sunday. Madison Bumgarner was at his best with a complete game two hitter while striking out ten. Brandon Belt homered while Hunter Pence and Buster Posey also went deep and combined for seven RBI's and seven of the team's eleven hits. Veteran Tim Hudson takes the mound in the final game of their series at Citi Field. Hudson has some very solid numbers but is only 8-8 despite a 2.71 ERA because he has lacked support at times.
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New York won't be challenging for the National League East crown in 2014 but they have played well in my view and might be a factor in the future. A .500 record is not out of thhe question and would be a nice finish heading in to 2015. That goal took a step back Sunday with Sunday's defeat where neither the work on the mound or at the plate was able to come through. Starter Bartolo Colon gave up six runs through 4.2 frames with Carlos Torres and Dana Eveland allowing three more. The bats simply ran in to a hot Madison Bumgarner with David Wright and Wilmer Flores recording singles. Dillon Gee hopes to reverse his fortunes when he toes the rubber versus San Francisco on Monday. Gee has dropped three in a row with a combined 19 runs given up on 19 hits including five homers over 16.2 frames.
I am wondering if Gee is still less then 100% with just four starts since coming off the disabled list. I don't know so I'll side with the Giants and hope for some runs for Hudson...