New York Mets at Atlanta Braves
|Date & Time||Friday April 12, 2019, 7:20 PM (EDT)|
Atlanta Braves -115 / New York Mets +105 O/U: 9
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The New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves will match up on Friday to continue their weekend MLB series.
In the Thursday opener of this set, the Mets scored three times in the second inning on the way to an eventual 6-3 win.
For Friday’s game, the Mets will be sending out RHP Zack Wheeler. Over 9.2 innings and an 0-1 record this year, Wheeler has a 10.24 ERA with nine strikeouts and eight walks.
In the Thursday matchup, New York’s Amed Rosario ripped a three-run homer among his two hits and four RBI on the evening.
Over on the Atlanta side, they’re going with Kyle Wright in the start on Friday. Wright is sitting on an 0-1 mark this year with a 4.35 ERA and eight strikeouts.
The Braves’ Ronald Acuna was the top offensive performer for the Braves on Thursday, putting up a triple and a homer with two RBI.
The Mets are 7-0 in their last seven in game two of a series and 6-1 in Wheeler’s last seven starts with four days’ rest. New York is 11-4 in Wheeler’s last 15 starts and 5-2 in his last seven road starts.
Meanwhile, the Braves are 4-1 in their last five Friday games and 2-5 in their last seven in game two of a series. The under is also 5-2 in Atlanta’s last seven in game two of a series.
It’s been a tough two starts for Wheeler so far. In his first outing, Wheeler put up 5.0 innings with six hits and four earned, then in his second start he was even worse with seven earned on four hits in 4.2 innings. That start also featured seven walks and just two Ks, so he definitely has some ground to make up.
Wheeler put up six quality starts in a seven-game stretch toward the end of last year, so if there’s not something odd going on (like an injury) he should get things going eventually. I don’t think it’ll be here, however; I’m sticking with the Braves.