MMO Game Thread: Braves vs Mets, 7:10 PM

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 • 7:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, N.Y.
LHP Sean Newcomb (4-8, 4.26) vs. RHP Robert Gsellman (7-7, 5.38)
SNY • WOR 710 AM • 104.3 WAXQ-FM HD 2 • ESPN 1050

The Mets play their final home game of the season tonight as they take on the Braves to close Citi Field for 2017. The Mets had a comeback win last night as they were down 3-0 going into the 7th. They got two runs against Dickey in the 7th, they tied the game in the 8th and they won it in the ninth. Tonight they look for their third straight win.

Braves Lineup

  1. Ender Inciarte – CF
  2. Ozzie Albies – 2B
  3. Freddie Freeman – 1B
  4. Kurt Suzuki – C
  5. Rio Ruiz – 3B
  6. Dansby Swanson – SS
  7. Jace Peterson – LF
  8. Lane Adams – RF
  9. Sean Newcomb – LHP

Mets Lineup

  1. Jose Reyes – 2B
  2. Juan Lagares – CF
  3. Asdrubal Cabrera – 3B
  4. Travis d’Arnaud – C
  5. Kevin Plawecki – 1B
  6. Brandon Nimmo – LF
  7. Travis Taijeron – RF
  8. Matt Reynolds – SS
  9. Robert Gsellman – RHP

Robert Gsellman closes out Citi Field. He is 7-7 over 24 starts and 113.2 innings with a 5.38 ERA, 5.02 FIP and 1.522 WHIP. Two starts ago (against Atlanta) he was fantastic allowing one unearned run over 7.0 innings from only three hits. Last time out he allowed six runs, five earned, in 5.0 innings off four hits. The Braves have the following numbers against him:

  • Inciarte 4-15, HR, 3 BB
  • Markakis 3-17
  • Freeman 5-13, 2 2B, 2 BB
  • Swanson 3-13, BB
  • Flowers 3-12, 2B, BB
  • Kemp 6-12, 3 2B, HR, BB
  • Garcia 6-11, 2B
  • Peterson 2-9, 2 2B
  • Adams 0-2

The Mets draw rookie Sean Newcomb who is 4-8 over 18 starts and 95.0 innings of work this season with a 4.26 ERA, 4.26 FIP and 1.568 WHIP. He has been consistent in his last four starts totaling 20.2 innings allowing 10 runs, nine earned including a 5.1 inning start against the Mets where he allowed two runs off a walk and six hits (while striking out eight). The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Cabrera 4-6, 2B
  • Reyes 0-6
  • Lagares 0-5
  • Flores 2-3
  • Nimmo 0-3
  • Plawecki 1-3
  • Smith 1-2, 2B, BB
  • Cecchini 1-2, 2B

Let’s Go Mets!

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My name is Elliot and I’ve been writing the Game Preview posts at MMO since 2008. I am excited to be back sharing my thoughts with you. When I’m not watching the Mets, I’m a Physics Teacher in Newark, NJ and writing about the Mets at 213 Miles From Shea. LGM!