KXSF Sports: Giants vs New York Mets (8/16)

Sam Pasco

The Giants wrap up their nine-game/three-team homestand with a three-game series against the NY Mets. This is the first time these two teams have met since 2019 and will be the first of six meetings between them over the next two weeks. Entering tonight, the Giants have won 15 of their last 20 games while the Mets have dropped three straight after winning three in a row.

BEST IN THE BIGS

  • The Giants still hold the best winning percentage in the Majors at .644 (76-42)

PITCHING MATCHUP

  • Rich Hill vs Kevin Gausman
  • Hill is making his 18th career start against the Giants. He is 8-2 with a 2.23 ERA while his teams have gone 12-5 in those games. Since 2017 though, he is 5-0 with a 1.67 ERA vs SF
  • Gausman picked up his career high tying 11th win of the year last Wednesday vs Arizona. Gausman is 0-3 with a 5.09 ERA vs the Mets (4 career games, 3 starts).

HOT BATTER

  • Since July 1st, Brandon Crawford is hitting .406 with 9 doubles

KEVIN!

  • In case you’re new to KXSF Sports, in 2019 we were the original Kevin Pillar stan account. Kevin Pillar returns to Oracle Park tonight for the first time in 2021.

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