Series: Game 2 of 4

Series tied 1-1 (as of 8/2)

Game 1: Friday, August 1
San Francisco5Final
NY Mets1
Game 2: Saturday, August 2
San Francisco2Final
NY Mets4
Game 3: Sunday, August 3
San Francisco9Final
NY Mets0
Game 4: Monday, August 4
San Francisco4Final
NY Mets3

Giants 2

(60-51, 31-21 away)

Mets 4

(53-57, 28-25 home)

    Coverage:  SNNY

    7:10 PM ET, August 2, 2014

    Citi Field, New York, New York 

    123456789 R H E
    SF 000000020 2 6 0
    NYM 00000040 - 4 4 0

    W: J. deGrom (6-5)

    L: J. Peavy (0-2)

    S: J. Mejia (16)

    Giants-Mets Preview


    A costly inning led to Jake Peavy losing his debut with the San Francisco Giants, and now he's taking the mound opposite one of the hottest pitchers in baseball.

    Peavy will try to lead the Giants to a three-game winning streak Saturday night against 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.

    "It's going to take some time for me and (catcher) Buster (Posey) to get to know each other," Peavy told MLB's official website. "He's tremendous behind the plate. We all know how good he is. The more we're out there together, I'm sure we'll get a better feel."

    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.

    "He's been very good. I guess he has to go out each time and prove it," said manager Terry Collins, who has claimed deGrom should be among the favorites for the NL Rookie of the Year award.

    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.

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    Gameday Matchup

     San FranciscoNew York
    Current StreakW2W2
    Last 104-66-4

    Pitching Matchup

    San FranciscoNew York
    J. Peavy
    7-13, 3.73 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/27 vs SD
    5.0 IP, 1 ER
    Dec = ND
    J. deGrom
    9-6, 2.69 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/21 at ATL
    6.0 IP, 1 ER
    Dec = Win

    Gameday Lineups

    NO.San FranciscoNew York
    1. H. Pence, RF C. Granderson, RF
    2. B. Crawford, SS D. Murphy, 2B
    3. B. Posey, C D. Wright, 3B
    4. P. Sandoval, 3B L. Duda, 1B
    5. M. Morse, LF T. d'Arnaud, C
    6. B. Belt, 1B J. Lagares, CF
    7. J. Panik, 2B W. Flores, SS
    8. J. Perez, CF J. deGrom, P
    9. J. Peavy, P E. Young Jr., LF

    Research Notes

    Jake Peavy lost his 11th straight decision despite having a perfect game through 6 1/3 innings pitched. That's the most consecutive decisions lost in a single season by a player who previously won a Cy Young award.
    In the month of July, Jacob deGrom has gotten a miss on 30.5 percent of swings against him, the third-highest rate among qualifiers. San Francisco Giants hitters have missed on 24.3 percent of their swings against righties this season, the sixth-highest rate in the league.
    Jacob DeGrom (6 2/3 no-hit IP) and Jake Peavy (6 1/3 perfect IP) are the 2nd pair of pitchers to carry dueling no-hitters into the 7th inning this season. Matt Garza (6 2/3 IP) & Aaron Harang (6 IP) had dueling no-hitters broken up in the 7th inning against each other April 2nd this season.

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