NY Mets at San Francisco Giants 8/17/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/16/2021 at 9:03 PM ET

The New York Mets visit Oracle Park Tuesday night for game two of three against the San Francisco Giants. New York comes into this game 59-58 overall after a three-game losing streak to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Carlos Carrasco got to start for New York giving up six runs on six hits across two innings of work resulting in the loss. The New York bullpen struggled as well giving up ten hits and eight runs across the final seven innings to finish the game.

The New York Mets struggled from the plate against Los Angeles going a combined 6-34 on the day including 0-12 with runners in scoring position to leave 10 men on base. Michael Conforto led the way for New York going 2-4 on the day, while driving in one run.

The San Francisco Giants are one of the best teams in the league 34 games over .500 with a 76-42 record after winning 4 of the last 5 games played. Despite struggling from the plate with only ten hits last game out San Francisco got the job done with timely hitting going 5-12 with runners in scoring position. Tommy La Stella led the way for the Giants offense going 3-4 on the day, while driving in 2 of the 5 runs for San Francisco.

Alex Wood got the start for San Francisco giving up two runs on six hits, while striking out six batters across 6.2 innings of work leading to the win. The San Francisco bullpen held true before Jake McGee came on in the 9th giving up no runs on no hits to pick up the save.

The Giants are one of the best teams in baseball and it will show in this game. With both teams sending out statistically similar pitchers this game will come down to the offense. Look for the Giants bats to continue to thrive here at home leading to another home win. Final Score Prediction, San Francisco Giants win 7-1.

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