Game Preview: Braves vs Mets Game 2

The Mets are currently in the middle of playing 11 games in 10 days, thanks to the second game of a double header that is about to happen. This evening the Mets are playing one of the games missed due to the lockout to start the season. The Mets played an extraordinary number of unscheduled games last year (either double headers or games due to weather postponements). At least this year everyone is impacted by missing the first two series of the year.

Carlos Carrasco will take the mound for the Mets, looking to bounce back from his last start. Over four games and 22 innings this year he has a 4.09 ERA, 2.99 FIP, 0.955 WHIP and a 92 ERA+. In his first three starts he had allowed only three runs over 18 1/3 innings. Last time out he allowed eight runs over 3 2/3 innings. Carrasco made only one start against the Braves last year allowing five runs from seven hits and two walks in five innings of work. The Braves have the following numbers against him:

  • Eddie Rosario 12-34, 2 2B, 2 HR, 5 BB, 9 K
  • Orlando Arcia 1-7, 2B, 2 BB
  • Guillermo Heredia 1-7
  • Travis d’Arnaud 1-5, 2 K
  • Adam Duvall 1-5, 2B, K
  • Matt Olson 3-4, 2 HR, BB
  • Dansby Swanson 0-3, 2 K
  • Williams Contreras 1-2, HR

Kyle Wright will start the night cap for the Braves. Over his first four starts and 24 innings pitched he has a 1.13 ERA (league leading), 1.37 FIP, 0.833 WHIP and a 367 ERA+ (league leading). His success this season has come from controlling the home run ball – he hasn’t allowed a single homer this season! For comparison, his career 1.4 HR/9 rate. Kyle made two starts last season, one in April and one in June, and was sent back down to the minors after both of them. Against the Mets last June he allowed five runs from four hits over two innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Jeff McNeil 5-9, 2 2B
  • Dominic Smith 3-7, HR, BB
  • Brandon Nimmo 2-6, HR, BB, K
  • Pete Alonso 0-5, BB, 2 K
  • J.D. Davis 0-4, BB, 3 K
  • Starling Marte 0-3, K
  • Francisco Lindor 1-1, HR, BB

Let’s Go Mets

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