1:10 PM ET, September 19, 2013
Citi Field, New York, New York
San Francisco: Bumgarner (12-9, 2.83 ERA)
New York: Niese (7-7, 3.88 ERA)
The New York Mets re-established their success over the San Francisco Giants with one of the most dramatic comebacks according to online sports wagering fans.
Tonight the Mets will start with Jonathon Niese who will most likely help them extend their luck.
The Mets (68-83) scored five runs in the final two innings, including four in the ninth after Josh Satin’s two-run, walkoff single provided the winning margin in Wednesday’s 5-4 win versus the Giants. The 28 year-old also plated a run in the eighth on a sacrifice fly.
New York also dropped the series opener 8-5 to end their five-game winning streak versus San Francisco.
The Mets are trying to end this 11-game homestand with five victories in seven games after being swept by the Washington Nationals in a four-game set.
Giving the ball to Niese (7-7, 3.88 ERA) could be of assistance since he’s 4-1 with a 3.13 ERA in seven starts since returning from a partially torn left rotator cuff. The 26 year-old has impressed YouWager oddsmakers in three home games, going 2-0 with a 1.61 ERA.
Niese won at Citi Field again Friday, allowing three runs and two homers with seven strikeouts before being pulled with one out in the seventh of a 4-3 win versus the Miami Marlins.
The Giants will counter with Madison Bumgarner (12-9, 2.83), one of the club’s most consistent starters.
The 24 year-old has allowed three earned runs or fewer in 18 straight starts, the Giants longest such streak since Tim Lincecum went 19 games from Aug. 16, 2007-June 11, 2008.
Bumgarner pulled within one game of that streak in outstanding fashion in Friday’s 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The North Carolina native outpitched Clayton Kershaw, allowing two runs and five hits with six strikeouts in six innings.