THE GIANTS… Have won three of their last four games and enter today’s game 2 .5 games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West .
IT BEGINS WITH THE STARTERS… SF starters have combined to post a 1.80 ERA (5er, 25.0ip) in the first three games of this series and have held the Mets to a .100 batting avg . (8-for-80) .
ON THE ROAD… The Giants have posted the second-best road record in the NL, going 31-21 (.596), as only the Dodgers have a better record (34-23, .596) . . .SF has won 11 of their last 17 games on the road.
GREGOR BLANCO… Has started 37 of SF’s last 41 games since Angel Pagan has been out .
MICHAEL MORSE… Has just one extra base hit in his last 13 games.
BRANDON CRAWFORD… Is hitting .429 (9-for-21) against the Mets this season.
BUSTER POSEY… Has started 77 games at catcher and 18 games at 1st base.
JOE PANIK… Hit .321 (94×293) in 74 games for Fresno with 50 runs, 14 2Bs, five HRs and 45 RBI.
PABLO SANDOVAL… Is batting .330 (29-for-88) with two HRs and 10 RBI in his last 22 contests.
BRANDON CRAWFORD… His nine triples are tied with Yasiel Puig for the second-most in the Majors (Gordon,10).