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Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at San Francisco Giants

June 8th, 2014 at 3:06 PM
By Mike Phillips

The New York Mets have finally reached the end of their stretch of 20 games in 20 days. After an early season rainout in Philly was announced for a June 2nd makeup date, this portion of the schedule loomed large for the Mets' chances to salvage their season. The Mets (28-34) have gone 8-11 so far in that stretch, including their current five game losing streak. The Mets will look to rally and salvage the finale of their series with the San Francisco Giants (41-21) this afternoon. First pitch at AT&T Park is scheduled for 4:05 pm. 

'Zack Wheeler' photo (c) 2013, slgckgc - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The Giants have won the first two games of this series by rallying late in the game. The latest comeback last night came at the expense of new closer Jenrry Mejia, who blew a save in a game the Giants would win 5-4. The Mets will turn to former Giants' farmhand Zack Wheeler (2-5, 3.89 ERA) to try and snap their losing streak. Wheeler took a tough no decision against the Chicago Cubs his last time out, tossing seven shutout innings in a game the bullpen would blow Tuesday night. The Giants will counter with right hander Tim Lincecum (4-4, 5.01 ERA), who got tattooed by the Cincinnati Reds in his last outing. Lincecum allowed eight runs in 4.1 innings as the Reds hammered the Giants 8-3 on Tuesday.

Local Coverage: 

Television: SNY

Radio: WOR

New York Mets Lineup:

  1. CF Matt den Dekker
  2. SS Ruben Tejada
  3. 2B Daniel Murphy
  4. RF Curtis Granderson
  5. LF Chris Young
  6. 1B Lucas Duda
  7. 3B Eric Campbell
  8. C Anthony Recker
  9. SP Zack Wheeler

Pre-Game Notes:

  • David Wright will get his first day off of the season. Wright asked to be in the lineup with the team on a five game losing streak, but he was overruled by manager Terry Collins.
  • Eric Campbell will get his first start at third base and will bat fifth.
  • Veteran reliever Buddy Carlyle cleared waivers and has accepted his assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • The Mets have lost 20 games when they've had the lead, which leads the major leagues. 
  • The Mets are 4-6 on their 11 game road trip.
Tags: Baseball, Buddy Carlyle, David Wright, Eric Campbell, MLB, New York, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, Tim Lincecum, Zack Wheeler

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