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A disaster on the road brings the Mets home in desperate need of a win streak.

Since sweeping the Nationals, the New York Mets have started their 13-game stretch against the Dodgers and Giants 2-8. They were able to win the final game in San Francisco and Los Angeles, but three more games against the Giants await the Mets upon their return to Citi Field.

The good news: Javier Báez returned from the IL on Sunday and was the spark the Mets’ offense desperately needed. He finished the day 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and a first-inning RBI.

With the Braves refusing to slow down, the Mets have their work cut out if they have a prayer of the postseason as we enter the final full week of August.

Game Info

San Francisco Giants (80-44) @ New York Mets (61-63)
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 — 7:10 PM EDT
Radio: WCBS 880, WQBU 92.7

Pitching Matchup

Giants: Sammy Long (1-1, 5.72 ERA)
Mets: Tylor Megill (1-2, 3.21 ERA)


Notable Prop Bets

  • Mets Total Runs: Over-4.5 (+110), Under-4.5 (-140)
  • Giants Total Runs: Over-3.5 (-145), Under-3.5 (+115)
  • Team to Score First and Win: Mets (+180), Giants (+165)
  • Team to Score First and Lose: Mets (+575), Giants (+320)
  • Both Teams to Score: Yes (-1100), No (+550)
  • Extra Innings: Yes (+750), No (-1400)

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Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.