Mets vs. Braves MLB Pick – August 14th

The New York Mets went on a monster rush to enter the wildcard hunt in the National League and they cannot afford to unwind. They dug a huge enough hole for themselves that a 16-1 run isn’t going to reduce it. While it was an impressive job from the Mets, they’re not even in the Wild Card Game if that was today. They wouldn’t even be the very first team out.
The Mets would complete the year two matches back of this postseason, while the Nationals and Cardinals decide who moves on to the next round. Since going 16-1, the Mets have dropped their last two games. They failed to finish off the Nationals with a sweep and then had difficulties from the Braves on Tuesday night.
Max Fried gather a top notch performance, as he outpitched Zack Wheeler to your win. The Mets needed to be the very bet underdog on the card last night. Everyone has been decreasing in love together, but potential success isn’t guaranteed because of the enormous work. Nevertheless the National League wildcard race is wide open and the Mets have the best rotation from those teams vying for a spot.
The Braves don’t need to mess around with wildcards and have the inside track to securing the top place in the NL East. They’re holding on a 6-game lead from the and do not seem to be letting go of itbut a lot can change in a rush. The Nationals are still living and have a puncher’s chance at erasing six matches.
The Braves’ bullpen have had difficulties, so their replacements beamed down the stretch is what the Nationals need. Dallas Keuchel expects to find a good deal of innings in before having to visit the bullpen tonight. Keuchel gets the nod against Steven Matz of the Mets on Wednesday night at SunTrust Park.
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The Braves have responded well after blowing a 4-run lead in the 9th from the Marlins on Saturday. In what had been their most debilitating loss of this year, the bullpen completely collapsed and allowed a 6-2 lead become a 7-6 loss. Fantastic teams know how to rebound from barbarous losses, though, and the Braves figured out it and have won the two matches since with a score of 5-4 and 5-3.
They got solid starts from Foltynewicz and Fried in back-to-back outings. Foltynewicz getting into form for the final stretch of the regular season and playoffs could be enormous for the Braves. He’s been off the mark from this past year, but Atlanta would find a huge boost when he can flip it around. Keuchel has been sporadic since signing with the Braves.
The company will be searching for more with games becoming more important. In any case, Keuchel has excelled in the home using an ERA of 2.96 and also 0.84 WHIP at 27.1 innings of work. He has not allowed more than 3 runs in an endeavor at home thus far. He’s been adequate from this Mets roster in the past, holding them into a .254 average in 181 at-bats.
Matz hasn’t had too much success, together with all the Braves hitting .292 with a .366 OBP and 17 runs scored in 120 at-bats. The Mets have scored only 3 more runs in 61 more appearances at the plate against Keuchel. Matz hasn’t been at this finest on the street.
He has been awful really. As a visiting hurler, Matz has published a 6.79 ERA and 1.67 WHIP at 55.2 innings of work. He has surrendered 16 extended chunks in comparison to only 4 in Citi Field at Queens. Variance is Very Likely to continue Wednesday for the Mets, as they drop into the Braves in SunTrust Park to get a second consecutive day.

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