New York Mets at San Francisco Giants Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/5/2014
Friday, June 6, 9:15 PM on SNY, KNTV
AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
New York Mets - Niese, J (3-3) vs. San Francisco Giants - Cain, M (1-3)
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On Friday night, San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain will be returning from the disabled list and will face Jonathon Niese and the New York Mets.
On Sunday, Jonathon Niese didn't factor into the decision against the Philadelphia Phillies, but he did pitch perhaps his best game of the season in that one. He went eight innings in that start and allowed just two earned runs on eight hits while striking out six and walking one. Other than his record (3-3), Niese is probably happy with all of his stats this season. Through 70.1 innings, he has given up just 62 hits and has struck out 51 batters.
Giants outfielder Hunter Pence has struggled in his 26 at-bats against Niese, getting just three hits and striking out seven times against him. Buster Posey and Angel Pagan are the only two players on the Giants to hit home runs off of the left-hander.
Matt Cain will be making his first start since back on May 21, when he was pulled after three scoreless innings against the Colorado Rockies with a strained hamstring. So far this season, Cain, has pitched 46.2 innings and has struck out 39 batters while walking 17. He owns a 1-3 record with a 3.66 ERA.
Mets third baseman David Wright is batting .440 against Cain in his career with six doubles and three RBI. Ruben Tejada is the only Met to hit a home run against Cain.
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 24-24-10 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Mets is 0.1
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 27-29-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.9
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
06/02/14 CF Juan Lagares Ribs 15-day DL (6/1)
05/14/14 P Dillon Gee Side 15-day DL (5/11)
05/13/14 P Gonzalez Germen Virus 15-day DL (5/12)
04/01/14 P Bobby Parnell Elbow 15-day DL (4/1), out for season
03/28/14 P Matt Harvey Elbow 60-day DL (3/30), out for season
San Francisco Giants
05/30/14 P Matt Cain Hamstring 15-day DL (5/22)
05/22/14 P Santiago Casilla Hamstring 15-day DL (5/22)
05/10/14 1B Brandon Belt Finger 15-day DL (5/10)
03/28/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take San Francisco
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