Game Preview: Braves vs Mets

The Mets look for the series split today as they take on the Braves this afternoon in Queens. After dropping the first two games of the series, everything went right in Flushing last night for the Mets. Zack Wheeler was fantastic, shutting out the Braves over 7.0 innings and the bullpen kept that true behind him including a quick ninth inning by Gsellman featuring three ground outs that all went to McNeil. Speaking of McNeil, the second basemen who should be playing every day went 4-4 with a double last night.

Corey Oswalt returns for what seems like his bi-weekly cross country flight to the Mets. On the season he is 1-2 over 6 games and 5 starts with a 5.27 ERA, 5.26 FIP, 0.988 WHIP and 73 ERA+. Like always when Oswalt pitches, its worth noting he has done better for the Mets when he is pitching on regular rest and that doesn’t often happen for him. His WHIP is the sign of his potential, being supported by games like a July 9th outing against the Phillies where the only hit he allowed was a bases clearing double to a pitcher that brought in 3 runs. In his last two starts as a Met he has allowed 3 runs over 10.0 innings from 5 hits and 2 walks.

Julio Teheran is 8-7 over 115.0 innings and 21 starts this season with a 4.46 ERA, 5.34 FIP, 1.261 WHIP and 87 ERA+. He had two great back to back starts in July where he allowed 1 earned run over 13.0 innings. He’s followed that up with back to back starts allowing 12 runs, 10 earned over 9.1 innings all to the Marlins. So far against the Mets this year he has been lights out allowing 2 runs over 21.0 innings in three different starts. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Reyes 6-29, 2 2B, 2 BB
  • Flores 3-21, HR, 3 BB
  • Conforto 4-17, HR, BB
  • Frazier 3-17, 2B, HR
  • Bautista 1-10, 2B
  • Plawecki 0-11
  • Rosario 1-9, 3B
  • Nimmo 1-4, 3 BB
  • Mesoraco 0-4, BB

Let’s Go Mets!

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