Tuesday night baseball and we will see the New York Mets take on the San Francisco Giants in game 2 of their 4 game series from San Francisco . The game is scheduled for a 10:15 (ET) pm start time and it will be televised live locally. Currently the odds have San Francisco favored at -147, while New York is dogs of +138. The total for the game sits at 6.5 runs.
Free Analysis: Promising prospect Matt Harvey was as good as advertised during his major-league debut. On Tuesday, the Connecticut native will look to ride that momentum as the visiting New York Mets take on struggling Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants. In the midst of a 1-12 stretch, the Mets called up Harvey from Triple-A Buffalo to start against Arizona on Thursday and hopefully provide a spark. The 23-year-old right-hander didn't disappoint, allowing three hits and three walks in 5 1-3 scoreless innings in a 3-1 victory. The seventh overall pick in the 2010 draft set a franchise record for strikeouts in a debut with 11. "He lived up to exactly what everybody has talked about him," manager Terry Collins said. "Now I want him to go out the next time and be a little more comfortable yet pitch as effectively as he did. He is a different cat." Tim Lincecum (4-11, 5.88 ERA) can also been described as a different cat. The long-haired right-hander known as "The Freak" came up in 2007 with similar lofty expectations. He won a pair of NL Cy Young Awards and led the Giants to the 2010 World Series, but things haven't gone quite as smoothly this year, as he owns the NL's highest ERA. He seemed to be getting things turned around in posting a 1.20 ERA in his first two starts following the All-Star break, but he permitted five runs and seven hits - two homers - over 4 2-3 innings in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to San Diego. Although San Francisco (55-47) lost for the 15th time in his 21 starts, Lincecum didn't feel like he regressed. He has got the desired result - a win - in each of his last four starts against the Mets, compiling a 0.67 ERA. In New York on April 23, he allowed a run, four hits and five walks with eight strikeouts in five innings of a 6-1 victory. Lincecum is holding David Wright to a .105 average with 11 strikeouts in 19 at-bats, while Scott Hairston is 1 for 10 with five strikeouts. OF Jason Bay snapped an 0-for-23 drought at the plate with a single in the sixth inning last night. Bay is just 2-for-10 with five strikeouts in his career versus Lincecum. One positive to take from last nights loss, though, is San Francisco's offense showed some signs of life after being shut out in back-to-back games. The Giants finished with a season-best 16 hits, and Buster Posey had two of them to continue his tear. The All-Star catcher is batting .453 with seven doubles and 16 RBIs in his last 13 games.
Free Pick: Im gonna take a shot with Tim Lincecum and the Giants. Tim has not had a great year with a 4-11 mark and a 5.88 ERA overall, but he has pitched better of late, going 1-1 with a 3.20 ERA in his last 3 starts. Tim is just 2-5 at home, but he has a decent 3.90 ERA in his own backyard. Now the Mets come in struggling offensively as they had averaged just 3 rpg in their last 9 games prior to last night. What also is in Tim's favor is the fact that he has pitched well vs the Mets of late. The Giants are 5-0 in his last 5 starts vs the Mets and he has posted a 1.09 ERA in those 5 starts, while in his last 2 starts here vs NY he is 2-0 with an 0.60 ERA. Mat Harvey looked good in his lone start this year, but I feel a desperate Giants team will have a good showing vs him tonight. The Giants are reeling a bit right now, but the Mets have been down right awful in winning just 3 of their last 18 games. Tim should have a solid showing and the Giants should bounce back tonight.
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