Bartolo Colon (1-1, 3.42 ERA) and Mike Foltynewicz (0-0, 0.00 ERA) start in the first of a three-game series between the New York Mets (15-8) and the Atlanta Braves (6-18) at Citi Field. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Monday, May. 2 and can be seen on SNY and FSSE.
Colon pitched 5.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering three runs, striking out four and walking one in a 4-3 win over the Reds. Neil Walker (.315, 13 Rs, 9 HRs, 19 RBIs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 4. This is the first time Foltynewicz will take the hill this season. He pitched 86.2 innings last season, finishing 4-6 with a 5.71 ERA his most recent start
The odds for New York and Atlanta are unavailable, while the Over/Under (O/U) is unavailable as of now.
The Mets have the edge in the season series, 3-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYM
The Braves are struggling at 3-9 in their division, while the Mets sit at 7-5.
When leading after seven innings, New York is 4-2, while Atlanta is 3-6.
The Braves are coming off of a hot pitching game where they recorded 12 strikeouts. The Mets have a record of 1-2 when they are struck out that many times or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Braves are 3-4. The Mets have a 9-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 29th in runs, Atlanta has earned 79 this season. New York ranks 11th with 108 runs.
Ranking 17th, Atlanta is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 77 this season. New York ranks in the top half with 79.
When the Mets hit at least one home run, they are 11-3. When the Braves hit at least one homer, they have a 0-4 record.