Game Preview: Mets @ Braves

The Mets have scored only 2 runs in their last 32 innings, which is never a recipe for a good time. The Mets were beating the Braves 1-0 heading into the 8th when deGrom finally faltered and Gilmartin allowed two runs to scored. This should be a nonissue though because the offense should be able to score more than two runs. Anyway, the Mets look to move beyond that today as Noah Syndergaard takes on Williams Perez.

Syndergaard is 2-4 over 7 starts and 40.2 innings in his rookie season so far posting an ERA of 3.76. After two questionable starts, he rebounded nicely his last time out against the Blue Jays holding them to one run, a solo homer, over 6 innings of work while striking out a career high of 11 batters. In his previous two starts he allowed a combined 11 ER over 10.0 innings of work. Amazingly, this will be Noah’s second career start against an NL East team. His first one was against the Phillies where he shut them out for 7.1 innings.

Williams Perez is also in his rookie season. The Braves starter is 3-0 over 9 games, 6 starts and 39.1 innings of work with a 2.29 ERA. He has struck out 31 batters this year while walking 19. He is coming off of a strong start against the Red Sox where he shut them out over 6.0 innings. He has made a relief appearance against the Mets recently in the one game the Mets dropped in last weekends series. Perez picked up the save after allowing 2 hits in the 11th inning. Ceciliani and Herrera had the hits while Lagares and Mayberry had the outs.

Let’s Go Mets!

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