Giants vs Mets – 6/5/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Predictions
San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets MLB Baseball Wednesday, June 5, 2019 (7:10pm et) Current Odds: Meets -130 Total Runs 8.5
No matter how the rest of his final season in a big league dugout turns out, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy surely will reflect with fondness on Tuesday night.
New York Mets skipper Mickey Callaway can only hope he doesn’t look back on Tuesday as the beginning of the end of his tenure as a manager in the Big Apple.
The Giants will look to run their winning streak to a season-high four games Wednesday night when they visit the Mets in the middle game of a three-game series.
Right-hander Tyler Beede (0-1, 7.82 ERA) is scheduled to take the mound for San Francisco against New York left-hander Jason Vargas (1-3, 4.46).
Bochy earned his 1,000th win as Giants manager Tuesday night, when San Francisco tied the game in the seventh inning and scored six runs in the 10th to beat the Mets 9-3.
Bochy is only the second manager to reach 1,000 wins with the Giants — Hall of Famer John McGraw recorded 2,583 wins from 1902 through 1932 — and just the 25th manager to win at least 1,000 games with a single club.
The milestone win Tuesday was likely the final bit of polishing for Bochy’s Hall of Fame resume.
The Giants are headed for a third straight losing campaign, but Bochy, who is retiring once his contract expires at the end of the season, is almost surely bound for Cooperstown after directing the Giants to World Series crowns in 2010, 2012 and 2014.
Every retired manager with three World Series rings is in the Hall of Fame.
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Bochy also ranks 11th all-time with 1,951 wins in a career that dates back to 1995 with the San Diego Padres. All 10 men ahead of Bochy on the victories list are enshrined in the Hall of Fame.
“It’s a special night, with the way they played, came back, tied the game and how we won it in extra innings,” Bochy said after he was showered with beer by players and staff members. “It’s a game that I’m sure I’ll remember.”
Unless the Mets can begin reversing their latest slide, Tuesday night is likely to be a game Callaway remembers, too.
The second-year manager, who received a tepid vote of confidence from rookie general manager Brodie Van Wagenen a little more than two weeks ago, was left to second-guess his decision to pull right-hander Noah Syndergaard with two outs in the seventh, one on and New York nursing a 3-2 lead.
Seth Lugo, the lone reliable setup man in the Mets’ bullpen, gave up two consecutive hits, the second of which was a game-tying double by Brandon Belt. The Mets lost for the sixth time in eight games and fell four games under .500.
“Looking back — of course, hindsight is 20-20 — that’s one I’d like to have back, maybe let (Syndergaard) face one more hitter,” Callaway said after the Mets dropped to 105-117 with him in the dugout. “You can’t do that, (you) have to deal with the moment. But that’s one I’d like to have back.”
Beede, who is seeking his first big league win, didn’t get a decision in his most recent start last Thursday, when he was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento. He allowed one run over six innings as the Giants beat the Miami Marlins 3-1.
This will be the seventh major league appearance and fifth start for Beede, who has never faced the Mets.
Vargas absorbed a tough-luck loss last Thursday, when he allowed one run over a season-high seven innings as the Mets fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0. He is 2-1 with a 2.12 ERA in five career starts against the Giants.
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