Saturday Night Lineup: Braves vs Mets

  1. Rosario SS
  2. Panik 2B
  3. Alonso 1B
  4. Conforto RF
  5. Ramos C
  6. J.D. Davis LF
  7. Frazier 3B
  8. Lagares CF
  9. Wheeler RHP

After suffering a heart wrenching loss last night in extra innings after another Jacob deGrom clinic, the New York Mets look to tie the series at one a piece in tonight’s contest against the Atlanta Braves.

Atlanta Braves starter Max Fried is coming off of an outing against the Los Angeles Dodgers in which he was almost removed in the first inning. He would eventually manage to complete a 5 inning effort in which he gave up eight hits translating into three earned runs.

Overall, Fried is 14-4 with a 3.84 ERA, a 1.40 WHIP while striking out 134 batters in 131.1 innings pitched this season.

Wilson Ramos came into last night’s game as a defensive replacement after Tomas Nido would be violently struck on the helmet by Josh Donaldson’s backswing, so the Mets may have Rene Rivera back in the mix soon. However, Ramos would end up going 2-3 and now has a .282/.347/.413/.760 slash line.

Against left handed pitching however, Ramos’ numbers are a lot better at .341/.424/.541/.965 with two doubles, five home runs while driving in 17 RBI’s in 85 at-bats during this 2019 campaign.

Jeff McNeil has joined the club in Flushing, however the Mets are still contemplating whether or not the utility man is healthy enough to take off of the 10-day Injured List.

Zack Wheeler will look to redeem himself after two rough outings where opponents were batting .372 in only ten innings pitched off of the righty. Overall, Wheeler is 9-7 with an ERA of 4.40 ERA, 1.27 WHIP while striking out 153 batters in 149.1 innings. While the Mets need Wheeler to pitch a quality game to make a push for the playoffs, Wheeler is also pitching for his own financial security as he enters Free Agency.

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