NEW YORK — The New York Mets are looking forward to seeing Jeff McNeil over the final five-plus weeks of the season. The San Francisco Giants are beginning to steel themselves for the likelihood that Wednesday could be one of the last times they see Buster Posey before Opening Day 2019.McNeil will look to continue his dream season Wednesday night [url=http://www.losangelesramsteamonline.com/robert-woods-jersey]Authentic Robert Woods Jersey[/url] , when the Mets host the Giants and Posey in the third game of a four-game series at Citi Field.McNeil tied a career high with four hits Tuesday night, when he laced the go-ahead RBI double in the eighth inning of the Mets’ 6-3 victory.Article continues below ...The Mets’ Noah Syndergaard (8-3, 3.40 ERA) is scheduled to face the Giants’ Casey Kelly (0-1, 1.69) on Wednesday in a battle of right-handers.Kelly gets a task that has befuddled most pitchers thus far: How to get out McNeil, a 26-year-old rookie who entered this season with 18 games above Double-A and nine homers in 1,274 professional at-bats.But McNeil surged on to the radar by hitting a combined .342 with 19 homers and 71 RBIs in 88 games between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Las Vegas. The rebuilding Mets (55-70) finally promoted him July 24, and all McNeil has done since then is hit .326 with two homers and nine RBIs while becoming the first player in team history to collect two four-hit games in his first 27 contests.McNeil has been particularly hot over the last six games, during which he is 12-for-23 with four extra-base hits and only four strikeouts. Manager Mickey Callaway [url=http://www.losangelesramsteamonline.com/robert-woods-jersey]Robert Woods Jersey Elite[/url] , a former pitching coach, said he has been impressed with how McNeil has already adjusted to the book getting out on him by mixing up his approach at the plate.“It’s hard to adjust to a guy that can kind of cover multiple pitches and multiple zones and then locations — it’s really tough,” Callaway said Tuesday night. “Their pattern has been random already, it seems. It’s not like they’re trying to attack him with fastballs up and in and bury them in the dirt. I think they have been moving the ball all around. They just haven’t figured him out because he’s hard to figure out because he can barrel up a lot of different pitches.“As a pitcher, they’re just scrappy little guys and you hate facing them.”Pitchers may not be facing Posey for much longer. The San Francisco Chronicle reported during Tuesday’s game that the perennial All-Star and former National League MVP will likely undergo surgery soon to repair a labrum injury and bone spurs in his right hip.Posey, who did not play Tuesday but is expected to start Wednesday, said following the game he has known for months he would need surgery but that he hasn’t yet decided when he’ll undergo the procedure. He said he plans to have surgery early enough so that he can return for the start of next season.“Just talking with doctors and stuff, I think the goal will be to be ready day one [url=http://www.losangelesramsteamonline.com/robert-woods-jersey]http://www.losangelesramsteamonline.com/robert-woods-jersey[/url] , on the opener,” Posey said.Posey is batting .286 with five homers and 40 RBIs in 103 games this year for the Giants (62-65).“Sometimes it comes to a point where you have to do something about it,” Bochy said. “And that’s what we’re talking about now.”Syndergaard took the loss in his most recent start Friday, when he allowed four runs over 5 2/3 innings as the Mets fell to the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2. Kelly made his first big league start in more than two years Friday, when he allowed one run over 4 1/3 innings and didn’t factor into the decision in the Giants’ 2-1, 11-inning loss to the Cincinnati Reds.Syndergaard is 1-2 with a 3.66 ERA in three regular-season starts against the Giants. He will be facing San Francisco for the first time since the National League wild-card game Oct. 5, 2016, when he tossed seven scoreless innings of two-hit ball and struck out 10 but didn’t factor into the decision as New York lost 3-0.Kelly allowed one run over three innings of relief in his lone appearance against the Mets on April 22 [url=http://www.washingtonredskinsteamonline.com/alex-smith-jersey]Authentic Alex Smith Jersey[/url] , 2016, when he was a member of the Atlanta Braves. A look at what’s happening around the majors today:HOW THE WEST IS WONAll-Star outfielder George Springer is expected to come off the disabled list for the Houston Astros when the defending champions visit Oakland for the opener of a pivotal three-game series between AL West contenders. Last year’s World Series MVP has been sidelined with a sprained left thumb. Charlie Morton (12-3, 2.88 ERA) pitches for the banged-up Astros, who have a two-game lead in the division over the surprising Athletics. Edwin Jackson (4-2, 2.48) gets the ball for Oakland.ON PUNISHMENTUnless he appeals, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is scheduled to begin a two-game suspension when Los Angeles plays at Seattle in an interleague clash between playoff contenders. Puig also was fined Thursday by Major League Baseball for fighting and inciting a bench-clearing fracas against San Francisco. The penalties were announced two days after Puig took a swing at Giants catcher Nick Hundley, who also was fined. … MLB also suspended Marlins pitcher Jose Urena for six games and fined him an undisclosed amount for intentionally hitting Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. with his first pitch Wednesday night. Unless appealed, Urena’s ban is slated to start Friday at Washington.FAMILY TIESSan Francisco turns to right-hander Casey Kelly to start in Cincinnati after placing standout rookie Dereck Rodriguez on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. Kelly is the son of Reds bench coach Pat Kelly. Rodriguez [url=http://www.washingtonredskinsteamonline.com/alex-smith-jersey]Alex Smith Jersey Elite[/url] , the son of Hall of Fame catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, is 6-1 with a 2.25 ERA in 14 outings this season. The Giants have gone 9-3 in his starts. He was injured during the scrum between the Giants and Dodgers on Tuesday night in Los Angeles. The team says he sustained a Grade 1 strain. Casey Kelly (0-1, 1.42 ERA) pitched five scoreless innings of relief Saturday against Pittsburgh in his first major league appearance since 2016, then took the loss Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.CENTRAL SHOWDOWNSYadier Molina and the Cardinals host Milwaukee in a matchup of NL Central contenders chasing the first-place Cubs. Rookie right-hander Jack Flaherty (6-6, 3.22 ERA) starts for St. Louis, which had its eight-game winning streak snapped Thursday night with a 5-4 loss to Washington. Flaherty struck out a career-high 13 in his last start against the Brewers on June 22. Freddy Peralta (5-3, 4.47) goes for Milwaukee. … Cole Hamels looks to keep it going when the Cubs face Pittsburgh. Hamels is 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA since Chicago acquired him from Texas at the trade deadline. Trevor Williams (10-8, 3.66) starts for the Pirates.MARQUEE MOUND MATCHUPAfter setting a franchise record by scoring 24 runs Thursday in the first game of a doubleheader at Philadelphia [url=http://www.washingtonredskinsteamonline.com/alex-smith-jersey]http://www.washingtonredskinsteamonline.com/alex-smith-jersey[/url] , the Mets send Noah Syndergaard (8-2, 3.22 ERA) to the mound against Phillies ace Aaron Nola (13-3, 2.28). With the help of 11 unearned runs, New York became the first NL team since the 1933 New York Giants to score 15 runs in consecutive games. The Mets routed Baltimore 16-5 on Wednesday night. They also are the only team since 1900 to have a win and a loss by at least 20 runs in the same season.