The New York Mets will try to get back on track Friday night when they open up a four-game series with the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. It's a matchup of two teams heading in opposite directions, with the Mets having lost two straight, while the Giants are riding a two-game winning streak.
After jumping out to a quick 4-0 start, the Mets have struggled, going 3-5, including dropping two-of-three to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. In the two losses, New York was outscored 23-9 with both Mets Starters (Johan Santana and R.A. Dickey) unable to figure out the Atlanta lineup.
The Giants lost their first three games of the season, but have been 6-3 since though their bats have been quiet as of late. San Francisco needed 11 innings to get on the board against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday and over their last four games have only averaged two runs.
Jonathan Niese will try to build on his solid start (2-0, 2.13) and will be facing off against fellow lefty Barry Zito (1-0, 1.13). Niese has never beaten the Giants in his short career.
You can watch the game locally on SNY or listen to the action on WFAN 660.
The series continues Saturday afternoon with first pitch scheduled for 1:10 p.m.
San Francisco Giants
@ New York Mets
Friday, Apr 20, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT
Barry Zito vs Jon Niese
Mostly clear. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 65.
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