Citi Field will play host to a Tuesday night MLB clash between the San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets. The Giants (80-44) are 13 games above .500 on the road and lead Los Angeles by 2.5 games for the best overall record in the majors. On Sunday, Donovan Solano delivered a two-run, pinch-hit blast in the eighth inning to lift San Francisco to a 2-1 road victory against Oakland.
Twenty-six year old southpaw Sammy Long (1-1 5.72 ERA) will make his fifth career major league start for the Giants. Through 28 plus innings, Long has struck out 31 batters and owns a respectable 1.27 WHIP.
The New York Mets have dropped eight of their last ten games and have fallen seven games out of first place in the NL East Division. On Sunday, 3B J.D. Davis homered and drove in four runs to power New York to a 7-2 road victory against Los Angeles. SS Javier Baez returned from the injured list and scored a pair of runs for the Mets (61-63).
Rookie right-hander Tylor Megill (1-2 3.21 ERA) will make his 12th career major league start for the Mets. Last time out, Megill allowed one run in six innings during a 6-2 road victory against San Francisco.