The 10-inning game Friday night had just ended before prepping had begun for the third of a four-game series. Saturday's matchup has the Giants hoping they can continue to figure out the Mets.
The ending to the game was heartbreaking for the Mets, to say the least. Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith let a routine fly ball to left field drop, allowing Alex Dickerson to run around the bases and cross the plate in walk-off fashion.
Jeff Samardzija takes the hill for the Orange and Black and hopes to keep the momentum going. He's improved his ERA to 3.93 this season -- across his last three starts, he's boasting a 1.66 ERA with 17 strikeouts and three walks.
Mets' Zack Wheeler would have been the starter on Saturday if it weren't for some shoulder fatigue. Walker Lockett will get those honors. His numbers aren't as impressive as Samardzija's, however.
The righty is making his third start of the season and currently has an 11.74 ERA.
The San Francisco Chronicle's Hank Schulman reported pitcher Conner Menez was in the Giants' clubhouse, and manager Bruce Bochy announced that the 24-year-old left-hander will start on Sunday against the Mets in the series finale. Drew Pomeranz, who was scheduled to start, will move to the bullpen. 25- and 40-man roster moves will be announced Sunday.
Here are how the lineups look to shape up for the third game of the series:
New York Mets (44-53)
Jeff McNeil, RF
Michael Conforto, CF
Wilson Ramos, C
Robinson Cano, 2B
Todd Frazier, 3B
Dominic Smith, 1B
J.D. Davis, LF
Amed Rosario, SS
Walker Lockett, P (0-1, 11.74 ERA)
San Francisco Giants (49-49)
Brandon Belt, 1B
Buster Posey, C
Pablo Sandoval, 3B
Alex Dickerson, LF
Brandon Crawford, SS
Mike Yastrzemski, RF
Kevin Pillar, CF
Donovan Solano, 2B
Jeff Samardzija, P (7-7, 3.93 ERA)