Sunday Afternoon Lineup: Braves vs Mets

  1. Rosario SS
  2. McNeil 2B
  3. Alonso 1B
  4. Conforto RF
  5. J.D. Davis LF
  6. Frazier 3B
  7. Lagares CF
  8. R. Rivera C
  9. Matz LHP

The New York Mets lost another tough game last night, after trailing late, the boys in Orange & Blue were able to muscle together a comeback. However, the Braves would eventually take advantage of some shaky bullpen work as well as a J.D. Davis mental lapse.

The Mets will look to win one game from this series as well as make up some ground that has been lost, now that the Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies are back ahead of the Mets in the Wild Card standings.

Recently acquired Atlanta Braves starter Dallas Keuchel will be apart of this left handers duel on Sunday afternoon. In his last 12 innings pitched, the veteran lefty has only allowed one run. Throughout the 2019 campaign so far, Keuchel is 4-5 with an ERA of 4.14, a 1.34 WHIP as well as striking out 60 batters in 71.2 innings pitched.

Pete Alonso tied the New York Mets franchise home run record last night and will be squaring off of another left handed pitcher. Against lefties, Alonso is batting .248/.366/.645/1.010 with seven doubles, one triple, 13 home runs to go alongside 34 runs driven in, throughout 121 at-bats.

New York Mets starter and Long Island native Steven Matz has been coming into his own as of late. The left hander has allowed two runs or fewer while going at least six innings in his last three games pitched, in which the Mets took two of. Overall, Matz is 8-7 and owns a 4.18 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP to go with 116 strikeouts over 122.2 innings pitched.

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