In the last of a three-game series between the New York Mets (16-9) and the Atlanta Braves (7-19) at Citi Field, Steven Matz (3-1, 3.86 ERA) and Jhoulys Chacin (1-1, 3.27 ERA) take the mound. The Braves won the last game 3-0, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game starts at 1:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 4 and will air on SNY and FSSE.
In his most recent outing, Matz pitched 6.0 innings, giving up zero runs, striking out four and walking three in a 13-1 victory over the Giants. The Braves were also victorious the last time Chacin pitched. He pitched well, going 5.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out four and walking two in a 5-3 victory over the Red Sox. Freddie Freeman (.261, 10 Rs, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs) has been hitting the ball well for the Braves, going 2 for 4 yesterday.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Mets -200 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 7.
In their previous five games this season, the Mets have a 4-1 record.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYM
The Braves currently sit below .500 against the NL East Division at 4-10, and the Mets have an 8-6 record.
When leading after seven innings, New York is 4-2, while Atlanta is 3-6.
The Braves are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Mets have a 4-3 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Braves are 4-5. The Mets have a 9-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 28th, Atlanta sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 83 this season. New York ranks in the top half at 14th with 112.
Ranking 18th, Atlanta is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 80 this season. New York ranks in the top half at 13th with 86.
The Mets are 12-3 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Braves are 1-4 when they hit at least one homer.