Saturday, August 02, 2014

Preview: Game 110 - Giants at Mets - Peavy vs deGrom - Battle of the Jakes


Preview: Game 110
SF Giants (59-50) at New York Mets (52-57)

Probable Pitchers:
Jake Peavy (1-10, 4.71 ERA) vs Jacob deGrom (5-5, 2.75 ERA)
TV- SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch: 7:10 PM

Jake Peavy will try to lead the Giants to a three-game winning streak Saturday night against NL Rookie of the year candidate Jacob deGrom, and the New York Mets.

San Francisco (59-50) is in the thick of the playoff race, so acquiring Peavy from Boston last Saturday seemed to be a good way to improve its chances.

The veteran right-hander, however, gave up four runs in six innings of a 4-3 defeat to NL West-leading Los Angeles on Sunday. He gave up three of those runs in the fifth while throwing a pair of wild pitches to match his total from his first 20 starts.

Peavy yielded one run and three hits in 6 2/3 innings of a 6-3 win with the Chicago White Sox in his last visit to Citi Field on May 8, 2013.

He's 6-2 with a 3.28 ERA in 11 starts against the Mets.

After scoring six runs while losing six in a row, the Giants have doubled that output over the past two games, including a 5-1 win against the Mets (52-57) on Friday.

Offense, however, may be at a premium as they face deGrom (5-5, 2.79) for the first time.

The right-hander has won four straight starts behind a 0.66 ERA, striking out 30 and walking five in 27 1/3 innings. DeGrom, who hasn't allowed a homer in his last nine outings, is trying to become the team's first rookie to win five consecutive starts since Dillon Gee from May 19-June 10, 2011.

He got closer to matching that run with another dominant performance Sunday, yielding four hits in 6 1/3 innings of a 2-0 win at Milwaukee.

Collins, though, is more concerned with the Mets' bats after they were two-hit by Ryan Vogelsong in the series opener. New York has scored 11 runs while losing all four season meetings with the Giants.

Juan Lagares and Lucas Duda had the hits Friday. Lagares is 7 for 15 in the last four games after going 5 for 41 over the previous 12.

Duda homered and is batting .314 with six home runs and 13 RBIs in his last 14 games. His only hit in three at-bats against Peavy was a solo homer May 8, 2013.

Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford had three hits and drove in a run Friday. He's 17 for 34 with seven RBIs during a nine-game hitting streak against the Mets.

Batter vs Pitcher:

NEW YORK METS CAREER STATISTICS VS. JAKE PEAVY (6-2, 3.28 ERA)
BATTERABH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBPSLGOPS
Bobby Abreu194100125.211.286.263.549
Lucas Duda31001102.333.3331.3331.667
Curtis Granderson174201203.235.235.529.765
Daniel Murphy51100010.200.333.400.733
Ruben Tejada20000000.000.000.000.000
David Wright162100057.125.333.188.521
Chris Young254201128.160.222.360.582
Totals871670351025.184.268.368.636
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