New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes
How to Watch
Where: SunTrust Park, Atlanta, GA
When: Saturday, April 13th at 7:20 PM EST
How (TV/Radio): Mets TV: SNY, Mets Radio: WCBS 880 AM, Braves TV: Fox Sports South, Braves Radio: 106.7 FM
New York Mets
Led by the breakout performance of rookie 1B Peter Alonso, the Mets are scoring runs by the truckload.
Through their first ten games, the Mets have scored 60 runs for an average of six runs per game in 2019.
Despite the offensive surge, the pitching staff has not responded with the same fortune. Mets pitchers are allowing 6.1 runs per game.
The Mets currently have 10-1 odds to win the National League and 20-1 to take the World Series.
Although superstar Ronald Acuna Jr. has gotten off to a slow start, the Braves have scored 5.36 runs per game, well above the league average.
What is keeping the Braves competitive is the strong start from the pitching staff. Braves’ pitchers are allowing just 4.09 runs per game, over a one-half run below league average.
The Braves currently have 9-1 odds to win the National League and 18-1 to win the World Series for the 2019 season.
New York Mets: Jason Vargas (1-0, 9.00 ERA)
Vargas has had one start and one relief appearance this season, and neither went particularly well.
On the year, Vargas has given up six runs in six innings fueled by 12 hits allowed to opposing batters.
- Opposing hitters are batting .414 in 2019 off the Mets left-hander.
- Vargas has struck out three batters over the six innings this season.
- The Mets lefty has recorded 18 fly ball outs to just 9 ground ball outs this season.
Braves: Julio Teheran (1-1, 6.00 ERA)
The veteran right-hander has made three starts this season with mediocre results. For the season, Teheran has struck out 17 batters in 15 innings.
In his last start, Teheran allowed six runs in five innings against Colorado. The Braves starter threw just 78 pitches in that start.
- On the season, Teheran has allowed three homers in three starts.
- Teheran allowed one run in five innings in his only home start of 2019.
- Hitters are batting .263 against the right-hander this season.
New York Mets
Mets 1B Peter Alonso posted a whopping 11 extra-base hits over his first ten career games. Alonsos feat has not been done since 1908.
2B Robinson Cano has struggled through ten games, going just 9 for 43 on the season with two home runs.
- OF Michael Conforto is 5 for 22 against the Braves right-hander in his career.
- C Wilson Ramos is 5 for 17 with one home run and four RBIs against Vargas.
- SS Amed Rosario is 1 for 13 with one RBI in his career against the Mets starter.
2B Ozzie Albies has started the season on fire for the second straight season. The left-handed batter is 16 for 44 with two stolen bases in 2019.
1B Freddie Freeman is also off to a nice start, going 16 for 40 to open 2019 with one homer and six RBIs.
- OF Ronald Acuna Jr. is 5 of 8 against Vargas in his two-year career with one homer.
- 2B Ozzie Albies is 4 for 11 with one RBI in his young career against Vargas.
- OF Nick Markakis is 8 for 35 against the Mets lefty in his career.
New York Mets
- 3B Todd Frazier is close to returning after oblique strain.
- 2B Jed Lowrie is rehabbing from a sprained knee and is on the 10-day IL.
- OF Yoenis Cespedes looks to return from heel surgery around the All-Star Break.
- C Brian McCann has a strained hamstring and is on the 10-day IL.
- SP Mike Foltynewicz is recovering from elbow tightness and should return in next couple of weeks.
- RP Darren O Day is close to resuming a throwing program as he recovers from his forearm tightness.
Odds: New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves
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