Series: Game 4 of 4

San Francisco won 3-1

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 4

(62-51, 33-21 away)

Mets 3

(53-59, 28-27 home)

    Coverage:  SNNY

    12:10 PM ET, August 4, 2014

    Citi Field, New York, New York 

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    SF 002000101 4 9 1
    NYM 200010000 3 9 0

    W: S. Romo (5-3)

    L: J. Mejia (5-4)

    S: S. Casilla (10)

    Giants-Mets Preview


    Coming off their best offensive performance in nearly two weeks, the San Francisco Giants will attempt to continue their turnaround while adding to New York Mets right-hander Dillon Gee's woes.

    Tim Hudson can accomplish both, but he'll likely need some more run support when the teams meet Monday in their series finale.

    Hunter Pence and Buster Posey had seven of San Francisco's 11 hits and drove in seven runs in a 9-0 win Sunday. The Giants' run total was their highest since a 9-6, 14-inning win over Philadelphia on July 22.

    San Francisco has scored 23 runs during a 3-1 stretch after totaling six in losing the previous six games. The Giants had four home runs Sunday to double their total from the prior 10 contests.

    Pence had two of those homers and Brandon Belt had one in his second game back from a concussion.

    "We're going to have to score runs here down the stretch. We're going to see good pitching," manager Bruce Bochy said. "We're doing a better job of really keeping the line moving right now. That's always a good thing."

    The Giants (60-51) are looking to finish 6-1 in the season series with the Mets (53-58), and facing the struggling Gee (4-4, 3.77 ERA) appears to give them a good chance to do so.

    Gee has posted an 8.10 ERA while losing three consecutive starts, giving up five runs in 6 2/3 innings of a 6-0 home defeat to Philadelphia on Tuesday. He had gone 2-1 with a 2.00 ERA in his previous four outings at Citi Field.

    "The most frustrating part is I thought I threw the ball a lot better than I had in the previous couple of outings," Gee said. "When the end result still isn't there, it's very frustrating."

    Gee has gone 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA in two career starts against San Francisco and will be opposed by Hudson (8-8, 2.71), who has a 1.77 ERA in his three outings since the All-Star break. The right-hander, however, was charged with the loss in each of his past two, having received a combined two runs of support.

    He gave up three runs over seven innings of a 3-1 defeat to Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

    Hudson is among the major league leaders with a 2.13 road ERA and went 1-1 with a 0.93 ERA in three away starts in July.

    His 17 wins against the Mets are tied for his most against any opponent, and he's gone 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA in four matchups since the beginning of last season. Hudson allowed three runs over five innings of a 5-4 victory June 7 in his only start against New York this season, not getting a decision.

    Lucas Duda is a lifetime .393 hitter against Hudson and has seven hits in his last 12 at-bats in the matchup.

    Pablo Sandoval is 3 for 5 with a home run and a double against Gee, while Travis Ishikawa has two homers in three at-bats off of him.

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    Gameday Matchup

     San FranciscoNew York
    Current StreakW2W2
    Last 104-66-4

    Pitching Matchup

    San FranciscoNew York
    T. Hudson
    9-13, 3.57 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/24 at LAD
    5.1 IP, 3 ER
    Dec = Loss
    D. Gee
    7-8, 4.00 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/25 at WSH
    5.0 IP, 4 ER
    Dec = ND

    Gameday Lineups

    NO.San FranciscoNew York
    1. H. Pence, RF C. Granderson, RF
    2. G. Blanco, CF D. Murphy, 2B
    3. B. Posey, C D. Wright, 3B
    4. P. Sandoval, 3B L. Duda, 1B
    5. B. Belt, 1B T. d'Arnaud, C
    6. B. Crawford, SS C. Young, LF
    7. J. Panik, 2B J. Lagares, CF
    8. J. Perez, LF R. Tejada, SS
    9. T. Hudson, P D. Gee, P

    Research Notes

    Tim Hudson has allowed a .240 batting average in at-bats that end with his sinker this season, which is 32 points below the league average among qualified pitchers. Curtis Granderson has a .231 batting average in at-bats that end with a sinker since the beginning of 2012, which is 73 points below the league average among qualified hitters over that span.

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