David Peterson had another rough start yesterday as the New York Mets (14-8) saw their winning streak come to an end at three games. The San Francisco Giants (7-13) got to Peterson for seven runs in five innings as several former Mets made their mark in a 7-4 victory. The Mets still have won two of the first three games in this weekend set and can secure a series victory against the Giants tonight. First pitch for today’s game is scheduled for 7:08 p.m. and will be nationally televised as part of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball package.
Right-hander Tylor Megill (3-1, 3.00 ERA) is set to take the mound for the Mets tonight. Megill suffered his first loss of the season on Tuesday, giving up three runs in five innings to lose to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants will counter with righty Ross Stripling (0-1, 7.30 ERA). Stripling’s last appearance came on Tuesday as well as he tossed 2.1 innings of scoreless relief against the Miami Marlins in a game the Giants went on to lose 4-2.
New York Mets Lineup:
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💪 Tylor Megill
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Megill is 0-1 with a 6.89 ERA in three career starts against the Giants.
Stripling has a 3.52 ERA in three career appearances, including one start, against the Mets.
Mark Canha will get the day off. Jeff McNeil will start in left field and bat fifth while Luis Guillorme starts at second base and hits ninth.
Francisco Alvarez will catch tonight and hit eighth.
Wilmer Flores (2 for 5, 2B), Lamonte Wade Jr. (3 for 6, 2B, HR, 3 RBI) and Mike Yastrzemski (2 for 6, HR, 2 RBI) have done well against Megill in the past.
A win tonight would make the Mets 8-2 on their 10-game West Coast road trip, matching the 1986 Mets for the most wins on a road trip against California teams. The 1986 team went 8-1 on a nine-game trip to California.