An MLB Game Day Preview – Atlanta Braves VS. New York Mets – Citi Field, Queens, NY. (05.30.2021)
When: May 30, 2021
Where: Citi Field – Queens, NY
TV: Sunday – 7:08 PM EST | ESPN
5/30 – Max Fried (L) vs. Jacob deGrom (R)
New York Mets
Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets Game Day Preview
On Sunday Night Baseball, the Mets will face the Braves for the fifth time this year. On Friday, their game was postponed due to inclement weather. On Saturday, the Mets routed the Braves by a score of 13-2. This will be an exciting battle of the Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets on primetime, national television. The two teams will not meet again until June 22.
Jacob deGrom, argued by many to be the best pitcher in the MLB, will take the mound for the Mets on Sunday night. deGrom is 3-2 with an ERA of 0.80. Despite his extremely low ERA, deGrom was credited with two losses this season because of his lack of run support.
If deGrom’s pitching isn’t enough to impress you, he is batting .471 with a 1.000 OPS. His OPS+ is 184 (100 is average) and he has 2 RBIs.
Max Fried is slated to start for the Braves. Fried has a 2-2 record with a 4.63 ERA. In 2020, Fried went 7-0 with a 2.25 ERA; in 2020, he won a Gold Glove award, finished fifth in Cy Young voting, and eighteenth in MVP voting.
Additionally, Max Fried has great hitting stats. He is batting .364 with 1 RBI.
The Mets’ lineup has been depleted all season. At one point, they had 17 players on the Injured List. Many of their players come from their minor league system. They traded for center fielder Cameron Maybin, but he has 1 hit in 28 at-bats since being traded to the Mets.
The braves lineup has many highlights. Ronald Acuña Jr. is in a battle for the MLB home run lead. 2020 NL MVP Freddie Freeman has 12 home runs and an OPS+ of 122. Marcell Ozuna was arrested on Saturday for aggravated assault and misdemeanor battery. He is out indefinitely. Before he was arrested, he broke a pair of fingers on his left hand. Since then, in 24 innings, the Braves have scored just 8 runs. Ozzie Albies has also had a nice start to 2021 driving in 27 runs in 48 games.
Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets Trends & Fantasy Baseball Picks
- Braves are 6-1 in their last 7 games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
- Over is 5-1 in Braves last 6 when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Over is 4-0 in Braves last 4 games as a road underdog.