Tonight’s Game: Giants at Mets

The Mets and Giants begin their four-game series at Citi Field on Friday night.

Mets Pre Game starts at 6 p.m. on SNY. First pitch is scheduled to be thrown at 7:10 p.m.

Jon Niese (5-6, 3.23) starts for the Mets, while Ryan Vogelson (5-8, 3.94) pitches for San Francisco.

Mets Giants
1. Curtis Granderson – RF 1. Hunter Pence – RF
2. Daniel Murphy – 2B 2. Matt Duffy – 2B
3. David Wright – 3B 3. Buster Posey – C
4. Lucas Duda – 1B 4. Pablo Sandoval – 3B
5. Chris Young – LF 5. Mike Morse – 1B
6. Travis d’Arnaud – C 6. Juan C. Perez – LF
7. Juan Lagares – CF 7. Gregor Blanco – CF
8. Ruben Tejada – SS 8. Brandon Crawford – SS
9. Jon Niese – LHP 9. Ryan Vogelsong – RHP

 




558 comments
bbr7
bbr7

another year, another dissapointment. trade deadline came and went as usual, as usual we weren't buyers. extremely skeptical about the offseason. Not much faith in wilpon and alderson. alderson says that this is about building a contender that is going to contend for multiple years. but at the same time another year passes without any meaningful games in august and september. MEANINGFUL BASEBALL

we've sucked for about 10 years now. i now see why met fans become yankee fans and red sox fans or just disregard the mets. i understand why yankee fans laugh at met fans. because if you are not a met fan, you see how ridiculous this franchise is

Frank
Frank

I don't watch games where cy and tejada start. I pretty much never see a loss now.

eric88
eric88

To get in the race the Mets have to go on a tear, like win 17 of the next 23. Can not do it playing Tejada, CY, and Legares combination. 2 of those 3 have to sit. I want Legares playing. The only way to possibly pull this off you must play Flores everyday ad Campbell/MDD or Kirk platoon in LF. Playing everyday, these guys will settle in and add extra base potential and RBI potential.

John Kranzley
John Kranzley

Granderson

Murphy

Wright

Duda

Darnaud

Kirk

Lagares

Flores

U start this lineup every day, u will win some games

moeb
moeb

I went from mets broadcast to yankees broadcast, its day and night. Homers on yes and its no hiding it. Tough to try and get into there game

Joe DeRosa
Joe DeRosa

Why call up MDD Terry will not play him.

mike23
mike23

Play Flores!! Terry cmon

moeb
moeb

2:05 game...bud will comment on this game

theglider
theglider

Sometime pitchers beat you. It happens. Win tomorrow and go from there.

eric88
eric88

Sandy, Please trade Niese in the off season. Every game he is Cy Young  for 5-6 innings, but ALWAYS has 1 bad inning. He just does enough to lose. I know tonight no run support but I am talking this consistent problem. I hate watching when he picthes.  I do not care that he is a LHP.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Congratulations to Vogelsong for a masterpiece of pitching. Beautiful job. Duda deserves credit too.

ponzies86
ponzies86

embarrassing, Maybe bring up Den Dekker and sit CY!

moeb
moeb

abreu needs to go and cy needs to go. bring up M D D, he is raking in AAA

hashburry
hashburry

6:10 on West Coast.  heading out for dinner!

mike23
mike23

Ugly from niese bad error on, props to duda

Joe DeRosa
Joe DeRosa

If this was travel baseball and Wilmer was my kid I would get my money back.

hashburry
hashburry

Giants look like they brought up 3 minor leaguers for this game.  Time for the Mets to infuse some new blood.

John Kranzley
John Kranzley

Why didn't they ask sandy why abreu and young are on this team over Kirk.

Seriously.

Kyle Ely
Kyle Ely

You pinch hit soup and Flores in this type of situation but no you send Tejada and Abreu

Joe DeRosa
Joe DeRosa

So Wilmer cannot even get an ab?

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

How come we always make crap pitchers look like CY young? Nevermind I know the answer.

Kyle Ely
Kyle Ely

OLD MAN BOBBY?! Terry wants to lose

John Kranzley
John Kranzley

Great post.

Need offense. Lagares/Tejada have no idea how to hit.

John Kranzley
John Kranzley

Chris young should have been cut in June. Abreu should never have been on this team.

Kirk should start in LF. Campbell should get some starts as well.

It's a complete mockery that 2 of the 3 best OPS players never get starts.

This only happens on the mets. Stats don't seem to matter.

moeb
moeb

addition by subtracting abreu and c.y, And calling up M D D for everyday starts. And play flores everyday. Cmon t.c

eric88
eric88

@mike23 He wants to load the lineup with .200 hitters with no upside.

mike23
mike23

He should thank sandy for mets bad offense

Joe DeRosa
Joe DeRosa

They were AA not even tearing it up. They just win WS's. We shoot for 500.

John Kranzley
John Kranzley

Hate to break it to you but his defense is just as good as Lagares, if not better.

If you are a fan of Lagares, it is quite hypocritical of you to not like MDD.

They are the exact same.

Great D, awful Offense.

eric88
eric88

@moeb And Flores, Everyday. Than he will hit.

theglider
theglider

Then there's the story of Tom Seaver, who was the luckiest pitcher in baseball.

Every time he pitched it seems the other team was in a slump. Every single time! How lucky can someone be?

Joe DeRosa
Joe DeRosa

Sir please do not compare Seaver to Volgleson. No offense to Giant pitcher even Matt Cain would be a poor analogy.

eric88
eric88

@Jim Steele @eric88 @mike23 Lets play him at different positions call him up, send him down, call him up, sit him aweek, play him one day, gets a hit, no errors sit him another week. Ideal conditions for a 22 year old. 

ponzies86
ponzies86

@Jim Steele @eric88 @mike23 How he's not ready for the bigs yet when he gets NO TIME!! SMH last season he did good before hurting his ankle. the Kid has much better upside then Tejada