The Mets (15-16) continue their three-game series against the Giants (11-22) tonight at Citi Field at 7:10 on SNY. Neil Walker hit a game-winning double in the ninth inning Monday night as the Mets beat the Giants, 4-3.
The Mets have won seven of their last 10 games and won three straight series. ... Last night's win was the Mets' first walkoff win of the year. ... When Terry Collins manages his 1,004th game with the Mets tonight, he will pass Bobby Valentine for the second-most managed games in team history. Davey Johnson is first with 1,012.
Who is starting tonight for the Mets?
Right-hander Zack Wheeler, (4.78 ERA/3.83 FIP, 1.25 WHIP), who allowed two runs on five hits while walking four and striking out four in 4 2/3 innings this past Saturday against the Nationals.
Wheeler has allowed six of his 15 earned runs this season in the first inning.
Who is starting tonight for the Giants?
Right-hander Jeff Samardzija (5.03 ERA/3.63 FIP, 1.14 WHIP), who allowed one run on three hits while walking none and striking out 11 in eight innings this past Wednesday against the Dodgers.
He has allowed six home runs in 39 1/3 innings (six starts) this season.
Jose Reyes is batting .306 with seven extra-base hits, 11 RBIs and 10 runs scored in his last 13 games. ... Rene Rivera has hit in five straight games, going 10-for-21 during that span. ... Hansel Robles has not allowed a run in 12 1/3 innings dating back to April 13.