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WSH@NYM: Pelfrey fans eight vs. Nationals

Want to keep David Wright off the basepaths? Good luck.

In the 10 games the Mets third baseman has played this season, he's reached base at least twice in each of them, setting the club's all-time record to start a campaign.

On Saturday, San Francisco's Ryan Vogelsong will get his crack at stopping Wright's 10-game hitting streak when the Giants face off against the Mets in the second game of a four-game set at Citi Field.

Vogelsong is looking for his first win of the year in his second start. He pitched 6 1/3 innings and allowed two runs against the Pirates on Sunday in what he termed "a battle."

Saturday marks Vogelsong's first road start of the season, after he had plenty of road success last year, going 6-1 with a 3.57 ERA. But in a quirky twist, Vogelsong was only a game above .500 at home, yet he posted an ERA of 2.15.

Vogelsong will face Mets right-hander Mike Pelfrey, who fought through six innings with subpar stuff his last time out against the Phillies, limiting the damage to one run. The bullpen squandered Pelfrey's lead, however, and he was credited with a no-decision.

Chances are Pelfrey's stuff will be better against the Giants on Saturday. He has posted a 2-2 mark against San Francisco, with a 2.18 ERA.

After Friday night's 4-3 loss, the Mets are 4-3 at home. If they want to have success this season, Wright says they'll have to make sure they play well at Citi Field.

"The most important thing is taking care of business in the division and taking care of business at home," Wright said. "You can't be successful without that."

Giants: Sandoval streaking
Third baseman Pablo Sandoval continued his hot start to the season by notching two hits in Friday's game against the Mets, extending his hitting streak to 13 games.

Willie Mays owns the longest streak to start a season in Giants history, when he notched hits in 16 straight to start the 1960 campaign.

"Every day, you want to feel comfortable at home plate," said Sandoval, who is now hitting .340 with two homers and nine RBIs. "If you feel like that all year, you're going to have success."

• The Giants were 2-for-14 with men in scoring position on Friday, continuing what is becoming an ugly trend. They are now batting just .130 (9-for-69) in those situations over their last six games.

• After getting swept by Arizona to start the season, the Giants have won three straight series. To make it four, they'll have to win two of the next three against the Mets.

Mets: Wright looking for RBI mark
With his next RBI, Wright will pass Darryl Strawberry as the Mets' all-time RBI leader. He is currently sitting on 733 after a 1-for-3 night with two walks on Friday.

"It's a big deal to be able to drive in runs, but I don't know about records and stuff," Wright said. "Straw was one of my favorite players growing up, and it's well-documented I tried to emulate his swing."

Wright would join Todd Helton of Colorado as the only active players to hold their club's all-time RBI record.

• The Mets are 5-2 this season when their starter lasts six or more innings.

• Jason Bay's fourth-inning home run Friday extended his hitting streak to six games. In four career plate appearances against Vogelsong, Bay is hitless with two walks.

Worth noting
• The hitters on the current Giants roster have a combined 77 plate appearances against Pelfey with no homers and just one extra-base hit.

• In his first game back in New York after he was traded to San Francisco during the offseason, Angel Pagan belted a solo homer.

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