The New York Mets were the toast of the season's first half. A more familiar story has unfolded following the All-Star break, with the Mets winning just five games since then. They wrap up their series with the San Francisco Giants on Thursday afternoon, looking to build on a win the prior evening.
Chris Young (2-5, 4.58 ERA) gets the call for New York. He was hammered in his last start, giving up six runs over four innings to Arizona. His last victory came on June 28. Young has not started against the Giants since 2009, but has a 2-2 record with 1.32 ERA in his last five starts against them.
The Giants will go with Barry Zito, who has been struggling with home field advantage lately, posting a 1-4 record over his last five by the Bay. He gave up four runs and failed to make it through six innings in a July 28 drubbing by the Dodgers.
The game starts at 3:45 p.m. ET. It will be broadcast on SNY.