Game Preview: Mets @ Braves

This has been quite a week for the Mets.

The Mets lost back to back games in Boston that were winnable. Many chances early and late with runners in scoring position and the Mets just fell flat. It happens. Yesterday, after being in an early 2-0 hole, the bats erupted, scoring 10 runs. That wouldn’t be enough as the bullpen continued to dissolve and the Mets ended up losing 11-10.

Meanwhile, the Coronavirus situation with the Cardinals has gone from bad to worse and like every other day this week – there is serious concern that the season will be able to continue.

But while MLB tries to figure that out, Michael Wacha will get the start against Atlanta and try to get the Mets back on track. In his first start of the season in Boston, he allowed 1 run, a homer, over 5.0 innings with 5 hits, a walk and 4 strikeouts. Last year he faced the Braves once, allowing 2 runs, 1 earned, over 5.0 innings from 4 hits, 4 walks and 4 strikeouts. The Braves have the following numbers against Michael:

  • Austin Riley 1-2, HR, K
  • Travis d’Arnaud 2-3, HR, BB
  • Charlie Culberson 2-3
  • Ender Inciarte 6-9
  • Freddie Freeman 4-9, 3 BB, 2 K
  • Matt Adams 1-2, K
  • Marcell Ozuna 2-5, K
  • Adam Duvall 4-19, 2 2B, 4 BB, 3 K
  • Ronald Acuna Jr. 1-3
  • Dansby Swanson 1-7, 2 K
  • Ozzie Albies 0-3

The Mets will get a look at Touki Toussaint who is making his first start of the season. In his one relief appearance against the Rays this past week, he allowed 6 runs from 5 hits and a walk over 2.2 innings, while striking out 6. He pitched in 24 games (and made one start) in 2019, totaling 41.2 innings with a 5.62 ERA, 4.99 FIP, 1.680 WHIP and 82 ERA+. He pitched 3 games and 9.2 innings against the Mets last year allowing 5 runs, 4 earned, on 8 hits and 5 walks while striking out 10. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Robinson Cano 1-1, 2B
  • Michael Conforto 2-4, 2 2B, 3 BB
  • Jeff McNeil 3-7, 2B
  • Brandon Nimmo 0-1, 2 BB
  • Amed Rosario 1-7, BB, K
  • Pete Alonso 0-4, BB, 2 K

Let’s Go Mets!

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