Where: SunTrust Park, Atlanta Georgia
When: Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 7:20 pm Eastern
We have a National League East matchup to consider for Wednesday night when the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves meet for game three of their three-game series at SunTrust Park. This write-up was published prior to the conclusion of Tuesday night MLB action and all opinions are based on the stats from Monday night MLB contests.
Mets Have Lost Six of Last Ten Games
The Mets are third in the National League East and have lost six of its last ten games and enter Tuesday nights game with Atlanta hoping to end a two-game losing streak. New York scores an average of 4.34 runs per game at Citi Field and has a road record of 14-24 this season. Infielder Pete Alonso leads the Mets with 23 bombs and a team-high 54 RBI and infielder Jeff McNeil has a club-high .327 batting average this season.New York has a lengthy injury report but isn’t listing any significant injuries for their series with Atlanta.
Matz (5-4, 3.93 ERA) has a 1.33 WHIP but his 4.11 xFIP suggests maybe Matz has been a bit lucky this season. Matz strikes out 9.44 per nine innings pitched with 2.88 walks and allows 1.70 bombs per nine innings pitched this season. Atlanta has hit an NL best 67 bombs at home and has a .209 ISO and wRC+ of 113 and a 17 percent strikeout rate this season against left-handed pitching so Matz better has his “A” game with him Wednesday night.
Braves Three Game Lead Over Phillies
Atlanta has won nine of their last ten games and has moved into first place in the NL East and leads by three games over the Philadelphia Phillies and enter Tuesday night hoping to extend a two-game hitting streak. The Braves score an average of 5.94 runs per game and a 23-16 record at SunTrust Park this season. Infielder Freddie Freeman leads the Braves in several offensive categories this season; Freeman has 19 home runs with 52 RBI and a .313 batting average this season.
The Braves aren’t listing any significant injuries for their matchup with the Mets.
Fried (7-3, 4.11 ERA) has a 1.33 WHIP and his 3.65 xFIP suggests maybe some positive regression is headed the southpaw’s way at some point this season. Fried strikes out 8.22 while walking 2.47 and allowing 1.29 bombs over nine innings pitched this season and he’ll be tested by the Mets as they’ve squashed 43 road bombs and boast a .198 ISO with a wRC+ of 120 and 24.5 percent strikeout rate against lefties this season. Fried could potentially have his hands full Wednesday night.
- Braves are 6-0 in Fried’s last 6 starts with 4 days of rest.
- Braves are 6-1 in Fried’s last 7 starts.
- Braves are 6-1 in Fried’s last 7 starts on grass.
- Mets are 1-4 in their last 5 overall.
- Mets are 1-4 in their last 5 games on grass.
- Mets are 2-10 in their last 12 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.