San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 8/1/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/31/2014
Friday, August 1, 2014, 7:10 PM on CSBy, SNY
Citi Field, Flushing, New York
San Francisco Giants - Vogelsong, R (5-8) vs. New York Mets - Niese, J (5-6)
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On Friday, Ryan Vogelsong (5-8) will be hoping that he can win his first game since back in late-June when he and the San Francisco Giants take on Jonathon Niese (5-6) and the New York Mets.
Right-hander Ryan Vogelsong ended up giving up four runs (two earned) in six innings of work against the Los Angeles Dodgers last Saturday and lost for the eighth time on the season. He allowed eight hits in that game and walked one while striking out four. Vogelsong now has a 3.94 ERA and he has only given up eight home runs in 118.2 innings on the mound.
Mets outfielder Chris Young has hit a home run off of Vogelsong in his career, but he is just 2-for-10 overall against him. Daniel Murphy is 4-for-8 against Vogelsong with a walk and a double.
Last Saturday, lefty Jonathon Niese lost his second consecutive game when he was defeated by the Milwaukee Brewers on the road. He gave up three runs in five innings that day and walked two batters while striking out four. Niese has an above-average 3.23 ERA this year and he is giving up fewer hits than he ever has in his career.
Giants catcher Buster Posey has six hits in 15 at-bats against Niese with two doubles, a home run and two RBI. Hunter Pence is just 3-for-29 against him with four walks and seven strikeouts.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 51-50-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.2
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 46-50-11 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Mets is 0
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
07/26/14 SS Ehire Adrianza Hamstring 15-day DL (7/25)
07/26/14 C Hector Sanchez Concussion 7-day DL (7/25)
07/26/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 15-day DL (7/25)
07/21/14 P Matt Cain Elbow 15-day DL (7/11)
07/20/14 1B Brandon Belt Concussion 7-day DL (7/20)
06/25/14 CF Angel Pagan Back 15-day DL (6/16)
New York Mets
07/26/14 P Daisuke Matsuzaka Elbow 15-day DL (7/24)
06/25/14 C Taylor Teagarden Hamstring 15-day DL (6/22)
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
Josh's Pick: Take San Francisco
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