National League Preview from The Sports Network|
Tuesday, September 17th
(All times Eastern)
San Francisco Giants (70-81) at New York Mets (67-83), 7:10 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: San Francisco - Matt Cain (8-9, 4.24)
New York - Aaron Harang (0-1, 4.50)
(Sports Network) - Matt Cain tries to pitch the San Francisco Giants to a
fifth straight win on Wednesday when they continue a three-game set with the
New York Mets at Citi Field.
Angel Pagan drove in three runs and fell a double short of the cycle in
Tuesday's opener, as San Francisco rolled to an 8-5 win.
"He's done such a nice job since he's come back," Giants manager Bruce Bochy
said about Pagan. "I think we've seen the difference he makes on our club."
The Giants took advantage of a career-high six walks from New York starter
Zack Wheeler, plating three of their runs in the second inning. Gregor Blanco,
Buster Posey, Tony Abreu and Hunter Pence each drove in a run on the night.
"He (Wheeler) couldn't find the zone, fell behind (hitters) and wound up
falling behind because of it," said Mets manager Terry Collins about Wheeler's
Daniel Murphy and Josh Satin both had two hits in the loss for the Mets, who
have lost six of nine.
Getting the call for San Francisco on Wednesday will be Cain, who is 8-9 with
a 4.24 ERA. Cain did not get a decision on Thursday in Los Angeles, but
pitched well, surrendering just one earned run in seven innings of his team's
Cain is 5-5 in 11 starts versus the Mets with a 4.00 ERA.
New York, meanwhile, will counter with right-handed veteran Aaron Harang, who
will be making his second start for the Mets. Harang lost his first start with
them on Thursday to Washington, as he allowed three runs and four hits in six
Harang started his season with the Seattle Mariners and is 5-12 overall on the
year with a 5.70 ERA
New York swept a three-game series from the Giants in early July.
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