Game Preview: Mets @ Braves

The Mets dropped the game and the series to the Pirates yesterday 5-2. They were able to get runners to third base three times yesterday with less than 2-outs, and each time the Mets struck out and then later ended the inning without scoring a run. All of the Mets scoring occurred in the 9th inning and even with the two runs they had, they had a chance for more. Anyway, today Wheeler will take mound against Alex Wood.

Wheeler is 3-8 this season over 16 starts with a 4.45 ERA over 89.0 innings. He struggled in his last outing allowing 6 ER over 2.0 innings, his shortest outing of the season and the most runs he has allowed this season. His second start of the season was against the Braves where he allowed 4 ER over 5.0 innings. The Braves have the following numbers against him:

  • Freeman 6-11, 2B
  • C Johnson 2-14
  • Simmons 3-12
  • Heyward 5-12, 2B, hR
  • J Upton 0-12
  • Uggla 3-10, 2B, HR
  • Gattis 1-8, 2B

Alex Wood is 6-6 on the season over 19 games and 8 starts while pitching 67.1 innings with a 3.07 ERA. He made three starts against the Mets last year allowing 6 ER and 16 hits over 13.1 innings. The Mets have the following number against Wood:

  • Murphy 4-8
  • Lagares 1-5, 2B
  • Wright 1-4
  • Duda 0-1
  • Wheeler 0-2

Lets Go Mets!

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