1:10 pm
August 2

Mets @ Braves

Who will WIN this matchup?

New York Mets (3-5)

@ Atlanta Braves (5-3)


Starting Pitchers:

Peterson (NYM): 1-0; 3.18 ERA

Wright (ATL) 0-1; 16.88 ERA


Current odds:

New York Mets: (+100)

Atlanta Braves: (-120)


Peterson made his big-league debut on July 28 and defeated the Boston Red Sox. He became the 16th Mets pitcher to earn a win in his first game, the first since Steven Matz in 2015 and the first to do it on the road since Zack Wheeler in 2013. Peterson worked 5 2/3 innings and gave up two runs on seven hits with two walks and three strikeouts against the Red Sox.

Wright earned the spot as the No. 5 man in the Braves’ young rotation with a solid Summer Camp. He struggled in his first start against the Tampa Bay Rays, when he allowed five runs on four hits and three walks with three strikeouts in just 2 2/3 innings. Wright breezed through the first two innings before running into trouble.

Atlanta shortstop Dansby Swanson and left fielder Marcell Ozuna continue to carry Atlanta’s offense. Swanson has hit safely in each of the team’s first nine games and is batting .382. Ozuna is batting .467 (7-for-15) over the last five games and leads the team with three homers.

The Mets are riding the hot bats of Cano and right fielder Michael Conforto. Cano went 2-for-3 on Saturday and is 10-for-16 (.625) over the last five games after starting the season 1-for-12. Conforto went 2-for-4 on Saturday to lift his average to .313 and has reached base in all nine games.

StreakSmarter Pick
New York Mets