San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 24, 2024

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May 24, 2024 6:16 AM
The San Francisco Giants, led by their 25-26 overall record, are set to face the New York Mets at Citi Field on Friday, May 24, 2024, at 7:10 PM. The Mets, struggling with a 21-28 overall record and 10-14 home record, look to turn things around on their home turf. Can the Giants capitalize on their 2-1 regular season series lead against the Mets?
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Giants vs Mets starting pitchers

  • Christian Scott for New York Mets
  • Kyle Harrison for San Francisco Giants

Giants vs Mets statistics

Stat Giants Mets
Hits 429 (6th) 402 (Tied-15th)
Batting Average .250 (8th) .237 (17th)
Runs Batted In 207 (14th) 198 (18th)
Runs 219 (Tied-14th) 209 (18th)
Home Runs 47 (21st) 51 (16th)
Walks 162 (14th) 151 (21st)
Stolen Bases 17 (30th) 34 (Tied-12th)
Strikeouts 403 (18th) 384 (26th)
Pitches 7455 (12th) 7207 (19th)

New York Mets recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/22/24 @ Cleveland Guardians L 6-3
5/21/24 @ Cleveland Guardians L 7-6
5/20/24 @ Cleveland Guardians L 3-1
5/19/24 @ Miami Marlins W 7-3
5/18/24 @ Miami Marlins L 10-9 F/10

San Francisco Giants recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/23/24 @ Pittsburgh Pirates W 7-6
5/22/24 @ Pittsburgh Pirates W 9-5 F/10
5/21/24 @ Pittsburgh Pirates L 7-6 F/10
5/19/24 vs Colorado Rockies W 4-1
5/18/24 vs Colorado Rockies W 14-4

Giants vs Mets predictions

As the San Francisco Giants take on the New York Mets, I've got my eye on a few key players who could make all the difference. Matt Chapman, the Giants' star third baseman, is due for a big game. I predict he'll go 2-4 with a home run and at least two RBIs. Thairo Estrada, the Giants' second baseman, has been on a tear lately, and I think he'll continue that trend with a 3-5 performance and a couple of runs scored. And don't count out Patrick Bailey, the Giants' catcher, who's been quietly putting together a solid season - I think he'll chip in with a pair of hits and an RBI.

On the other side of the field, the Mets have their own stars to watch. Pete Alonso, the slugging first baseman, is always a threat to go deep, and I predict he'll do just that, crushing a home run and driving in at least two runs. Brandon Nimmo, the Mets' speedy outfielder, is always a threat on the basepaths, and I think he'll swipe a bag and score a run. And don't sleep on Jeff McNeil, the Mets' second baseman, who's been putting together a strong season - I think he'll go 2-4 with a double and an RBI.

So, who's going to come out on top? I think the Giants have the edge in this one. With Chapman and Estrada leading the charge, I predict the Giants will score at least five runs and come out on top, 5-3. The Mets will put up a fight, but ultimately, the Giants' bats will prove to be too much for them.

New York Mets injuries

  • Cristopher Larez (SS): Suspension
  • David Peterson (SP): 60-Day-IL
  • Drew Smith (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Drew Gilbert (CF): Day-To-Day
  • Jett Williams (SS): Day-To-Day

San Francisco Giants injuries

  • Will Bednar (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Trevor Mcdonald (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Austin Slater (RF): 7-Day IL
  • Nick Ahmed (SS): 10-Day-IL
  • Ethan Small (SP): 60-Day-IL

Giants vs Mets game info

Venue Citi Field
Location Queens, New York
First pitch Fri 7:10 PM
Temperature 70°
Chance of Rain 0%

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