- Game 1: Friday, 7:10 PM ET, SNY
- Game 2: Saturday, 4:10 PM ET, SNY
- Game 3: Sunday, 1:10 PM ET, SNY
Syndergaard will outpitch Bumgarner, cementing himself even closer to developing as an elite pitcher.
Jacob deGrom after being slowly used in his first game back in a couple weeks, will be fresher and go at least the seventh inning and close to 100 pitches.
This has the makings of a competitive series and yeah, the Giants have won in even numbered years. However S.F. has sort of underachieved at 12-11 and while their lineup is scrappy, it’s not a fearsome lineup yet compared to the Mets who have feasted on opposing pitchers with the home run ball.
The Giants starting staff has also underachieved. Even though Peavy had a good start in his last one, he is not the Peavy of old and Cain has been a shell of himself. Bumgarner’s numbers are respectable but it has not been Madison at his best that we know of.
Meanwhile, the Mets starting staff has been on a role as expected. Syndergaard has been dominant all year, deGrom will go deeper as he slowly comes through and Matz has been terrific his last two starts.
So even though the Mets may be due after winning six straight, looking at how the two teams fare so far, it shouldn’t be too crazy to see the Mets continue their momentum.
Mets will pull off their third straight sweep.