May 23, 2024

The Atlanta Braves, fresh off an impressive series sweep against the Diamondbacks, are gearing up for a face-off against their divisional rivals, the struggling New York Mets, in a four-game series.

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The Braves’ first home series of the 2024 season brought a mix of emotions for fans, from pitching challenges to late-inning comebacks. Despite initial struggles in the series opener with Spencer Strider on the mound, the Braves managed to rally and secure victories in the first two games.

Now, the focus shifts to the Mets, who have had a rough start to the season with a 3-6 record. Despite their early struggles, the Mets remain formidable opponents, known for their competitive play against the Braves.

Heading into the series, the Mets’ lineup has been struggling, with most batters hitting below .250. Additionally, injuries have plagued their pitching staff, prompting recent acquisitions to bolster their roster.

The pitching matchups for the series are as follows:

  • Game one will feature Julio Teheran for the Mets, facing off against Charlie Morton for the Braves.
  • In game two, Adrian Houser will take the mound for the Mets, while Reynaldo Lopez will start for the Braves.
  • Jose Quintana is expected to start for the Mets in game three, with the Braves yet to announce their starter.
  • The series finale will see Luis Severino pitching for the Mets, opposed by Max Fried for the Braves.

Despite challenges such as the loss of Spencer Strider to injury and Max Fried’s struggles, the Braves remain optimistic, buoyed by standout performances from players like Chris Sale and Jarred Kelenic. With their potent offense, the Braves are poised for an exciting series against the Mets, aiming to continue their early-season success.

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