Matt Harvey (2-3, 4.76 ERA) and the New York Mets (16-8) go up against Matt Wisler (0-2, 4.26 ERA) and the Atlanta Braves (6-19) in the second of a three-game division series at Citi Field. The Mets won the last game 4-1, and New York leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 3 and will air on SNY and FSSE.
In his last start, Harvey pitched 6.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out seven and walking one in a 5-2 victory over the Reds. Yoenis Cespedes (.289, 15 Rs, 8 HRs, 25 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs. The Braves were unsuccessful the last time Wisler pitched. He did not do well, pitching 5.0 innings, giving up five runs, striking out three and walking three in an 11-4 loss to the Red Sox. Freddie Freeman (.250, 10 Rs, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Mets -225 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is 7 at the moment.
The previous four games have all gone New York's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYM
The Mets hold an 8-5 record against the NL East Division this season, while the Braves have a 3-10 record against the division.
The Mets are coming into this game after allowing no walks during their last outing. The Braves have a 0-3 record when opponents don't give up any walks.
When they are outhit, the Braves are 2-11. The Mets have a 4-6 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 30th in home runs, Atlanta has hit five this season. New York ranks fourth with 36 home runs.
Ranking 24th, Atlanta is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.68 per game. New York ranks in the top 10 with 8.71.
Atlanta tops the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage of .000 this season. New York ranks in the top 10 at seventh with an OPS of .787.
The Braves are 1-14 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Mets are 4-5 when they allow at least one homer.