MadBum Underdog to Thor as Giants take on Mets in Sunday MLB

San Francisco Giants (+1.21) at New York Mets (-1.31, 6.5 O/U )

Right-hander Madison Bumgarner, 2-2 with a 3.64 earned run average in 2015, will be the starting pitcher for the San Francisco Giants in their road matchup with the New York Mets. Opposing Syndergaard will be old hat for Bumgarner, who has faced Los Angeles’ Clayton Kershaw twice and Arizona’s Zack Greinke once. Bumgarner, the reigning Silver Slugger Award winner, might relish confronting Syndergaard as a hitter. The Giants have gone over the total in 60% of his starts.

Left-hander Noah Syndergaard will take the mound for the home team. As much as anything, Syndergaard will work Sunday to keep the running game in check. He struggled to do so in April, notably allowing five steals to the Reds his last time out; a Giants club that stole 93 bases last season has surely taken notice. The Mets are 3-1 in games started by him, and have gone over 25% of those games. . The San Francisco Giants are 14-7 on the year, with an over/under record of 14-10-0. Ny Mets is 14-7 this year, and 11-9-1 on totals. Forecasts are calling for 51° temperatures. The humidity will be around 62%. There is a 68% chance of precipitation.

Syndergaard: 24 years old left-hander, 6’6” 240 pounds.
Throws: fastball (98.2 mph, 51%), slider (24%), curve (0%) cutter (12%) splitter (13%) knuckler 0%

San Francisco Giants Offense

Runs per game (ranking): 2.94 (30)
Home Runs: 10 (27)
Batting average: 0.247 (11)
On-base percentage: 0.312 (15)
Slugging percentage: 0.354 (24)
Stolen bases: 7 (21)
Last seven games: 8 (.763 OPS)
Last 14 games: 6 (.750 OPS)
Last 28 games: 13 (.700 OPS)
Versus Righties: 15 (.690 OPS)
Versus lefties: 13 (.728 OPS)
Home: 11 (.732 OPS)
Away: 22 (.650 OPS)
1st Inning Production: 12 (.767 OPS)
Facing a Power Pitcher: 29 (.351 OPS)
Facing a Finesse Pitcher: 3 (.921 OPS)
Facing a fly ball pitcher: 6 (.777 OPS)
Facing a ground ball pitcher: 25 (.552 OPS)
Run Production at Night: 21 (.644 OPS)
Run Production During Day: 6 (.842 OPS)
First five innings: 8 (.773 OPS)
6th to 9th Innings: 24 (.531 OPS)

Bumgarner: 27 years old right-hander, 6’5” 250 pounds.
Throws: fastball (90.5 mph, 54%), slider (31%), curve (0%) cutter (11%) splitter (4%) knuckler 0%

New York Mets Offense

Runs per game (ranking): 4.35 (12)
Home Runs: 10 (27)
Batting average: 0.244 (16)
On-base percentage: 0.322 (13)
Slugging percentage: 0.352 (27)
Stolen bases: 9 (15)
Last seven games: 23 (.636 OPS)
Last 14 games: 9 (.741 OPS)
Last 28 games: 15 (.674 OPS)
Versus Righties: 17 (.670 OPS)
Versus lefties: 17 (.692 OPS)
Home: 7 (.766 OPS)
Away: 27 (.543 OPS)
1st Inning Production: 24 (.608 OPS)
Facing a Power Pitcher: 19 (.556 OPS)
Facing a Finesse Pitcher: 17 (.721 OPS)
Facing a fly ball pitcher: 23 (.588 OPS)
Facing a ground ball pitcher: 25 (.552 OPS)
Run Production at Night: 12 (.699 OPS)
Run Production During Day: 20 (.628 OPS)
First five innings: 27 (.553 OPS)
6th to 9th Innings: 17 (.644 OPS)