Game Preview: Mets @ Braves

The Mets dropped the first game to the Braves last night after having the lead for most of the game. Anyway, the Mets look to get back on the winning track with Matsuzaka tonight who is 3-2 this season over 53.0 innings with a 3.23 ERA. His last outing was the worst of this season allowing 5 ER over 6 innings of work, walking 4 and striking out 4. In two games against the Braves this year he pitched 4.0 innings, allowing 2 hits and one run, two walks and 6 strikeouts. The Braves have the following numbers against the Braves:

  • BJ Upton 6-27, 2 HR
  • Laird 3-8
  • Uggla 0-3
  • Freeman 2-4, 2B, HR
  • Johsnon 1-4
  • Simmons 1-4
  • J Upton 2-3

The Mets bats draw Mike Minor who is 2-5 over 11 starts on the season while pitching 66.0 innings with a 4.50 ERA. In his last four starts he has pitched 22.0 innings with a 7.36 ERA. In three starts against the Mets last year he allowed 7 ER over 20.1 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Mike:

  • Wright 5-20, 2 2B, 2 HR
  • Tejada 7-19, 2 2B
  • Duda 5-16, 2B, HR
  • Murphy 2-15, 2 2B
  • Granderson 1-6
  • Lagares 2-6, 2B

Lets Go Mets!

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