The San Francisco Giants hope to get the same kind of performance out of their starting pitcher on Monday as they got out of him in his last appearance against the current opponent. Chris Heston twirled a no-no against the New York Mets on June 9, and the New Yorkers hope to get a little payback as these teams get together at 10:10 PM ET at AT&T Park. BetAnySports customers should keep in mind that while they can place their wagers before the game, they can also do so while the action progresses through the magic of Live Betting Extra..
The Giants have lost six games in a row, and they have dropped to four games in the National League West behind the Los Angeles Dodgers, who have just lost two out of three to the Mets, who are 4.5 games in back of the Washington Nationals, who are one of the few teams in the majors that might have more pitching than they do. Both clubs have a record of 42-41 on the season, and thus they are contenders as well for one of the wild card spots in the NL.
Heston (8-5, 3.76 ERA) struck out eleven members of the Mets in his no-no, and that made it four years in a row that a San Francisco pitcher had thrown a no-hitter, as Matt Cain had done it in 2012, while Tim Lincecum did it in each of the last two years..
In the baseball odds posted on this game by the folks at BetAnySports, the Giants are currently the favorites:.
San Francisco Giants (Heston) -133
New York Mets (Niese) +123
Under 7 runs -130
Over 7 runs +110
Can the Mets do a little better then they did last time? Well, they had gone through a 16-game period in which they batted just .188 and scored two runs or less in ten of eleven. But they seemed to explode in Sunday’s game, getting fifteen hits and winning 8-0, as Steven Matz, the widely-touted rookie lefty, got his second victory in a row since being called up from Las Vegas. Matz is part of New York’s six-man rotation, which is obviously a little unusual but is seen by management, including field manager Terry Collins, as something that will useful in preserving the young pitchers like Matz, Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom the rest of the way. Another of those pitchers, Jonathan Niese, who has had a 1.71 ERA in his last three outings at AT&T Park, will get the call, and he had better look out for Buster Posey, who has four homers and 16 RBI’s in an eleven-game hitting streak. Posey is batting .364 lifetime against Niese..
The Mets may average just 2.8 runs per game on the road, but BetAnySports customers know that the Giants have been having their own offensive problems, with just five runs on sixteen hits over the last three games. So Posey has been practically the only dangerous guy in the lineup. Maybe the Mets can get some continued effectiveness form their staff, which has permitted just 1.8 runs per game over the last ten..
Nonetheless, those making the baseball odds have set numbers accordingly, and as a result, the Giants have played eight of their last ten games over the total, while the Mets have been “over” in three of their last four..
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