In the second of a three-game series between the Atlanta Braves (54-87) and the New York Mets (75-66) at Turner Field, John Gant (1-3, 4.70 ERA) and Bartolo Colon (13-7, 3.22 ERA) get the start. The Mets won the last game 6-4, extending a six-game winning streak. The game gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sep. 10 and will air on WPIX and FSSO.
In his last start, Gant pitched 5.0 innings, giving up four runs (one unearned), striking out six and walking one in a 6-4 victory over the Phillies. Freddie Freeman (.292, 87 Rs, 29 HRs, 73 RBIs, 4 SBs) went 1 for 5 yesterday with one run. The Mets were also victorious the last time Colon pitched. He had a good outing, pitching 6.0 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out two and walking one in a 5-0 victory over the Reds. Yoenis Cespedes (.294, 60 Rs, 28 HRs, 72 RBIs, 2 SBs) has been doing well offensively for the Mets, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run and one RBI.
The Braves hold a 24-34 record this season against teams in the NL East Division. The Mets' record in these matchups is 31-27.
The Braves managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Mets who are coming in with an 18-8 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
The Mets are coming into the game with six consecutive wins, while the Braves currently have a losing streak of four.
When they outhit their opponents, the Braves are 42-21. The Mets have a 50-11 record when outhitting opponents.
Both falling near the bottom of the league based on total runs this season, Atlanta ranks 29th with 544 runs and New York is 27th with 558.
Ranking 27th, Atlanta is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.695). New York ranks in the bottom half at 20th with an OPS of .730.
The Mets are 35-47 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Braves are 26-67 when they allow at least one homer.