Game Preview: Mets @ Braves

The Mets try to put last night behind them as they play game two of this crucial road series. Last night the Braves took advantage of the Mets early, and the bats could never climb back. Tonight R.A. Dickey looks to continue to be the hero of this team while the Mets try to figure out their bat problems while they face Lowe.

Dickey has been fantastic this season as he boasts a 7-4 record with a 2.32 ERA. He made six starts in July pitching 41.2 innings with a 1-5 record, however he had a 1.51 ERA (in other words he was a victim of the Mets quiet bats). His only “bad” start was one against the Braves where he allowed 4 runs, 3 earned in 6.2 innings of work. The Braves have these numbers on Robert Allen:

Hinske 2-13, 2B
Glaus 1-10
Infante 5-7, HR
McCann 0-3
Ankiel 0-1

The Mets bats have been silent. Over the last several days nothing has been coming from the bottom of the lineup, and sometimes the entire lineup all together. Lowe has been having a statisically average season with a 10-9 record and a 4.58 ERA. In his last three starts he is 1-1 over 16 innings with an ERA over 6. Against the Mets this yearhe is 0-2 in two starts and 12.1 innings while having a good 3.65 ERA. The Mets have these numbers on Lowe:

Beltran 5-29
Francoeur 6-26, 2 2B, HR
Castillo 8-24
Wright 8-22, 2 2B
Carter 3-5, 2B

Lets 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! You can follow me on twitter @213mfs