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Mets 101 Game Preview: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

July 9th, 2014 at 4:29 PM
By Mike Phillips

After hearing their manager dub the series with the Atlanta Braves as "huge", the New York Mets have responded nicely. The Mets (41-49) have won the first two games of the four game series and three in a row overall. The Mets will look to make it a season high four game winning streak as they continue their series with the Braves (49-41) tonight. First pitch at Citi Field is scheduled for 7:10 pm.

The Mets will send right hander Dillon Gee (3-1, 2.73 ERA) to the mound this evening. Gee will be making his first start since May 10th after missing nearly two months with a lat injury. The Braves will counter with right hander Ervin Santana (7-5, 3.93 ERA). Santana picked up a win in his last outing, allowing two runs in 7.1 innings to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 4th. 

Local Coverage:

Television: SNY

Radio: WOR

New York Mets Lineup:

  1. RF Curtis Granderson
  2. 2B Daniel Murphy
  3. 3B David Wright
  4. 1B Lucas Duda
  5. LF Bobby Abreu
  6. CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis
  7. C Travis d'Arnaud
  8. SS Ruben Tejada
  9. SP Dillon Gee

Pre-Game Notes:

  • The Mets optioned reliever Gonzalez Germen to Triple-A Las Vegas last night to make room for Gee on the roster.
  • Jeurys Familia had trouble warming up last night and is unavailable for tonight's game. Manager Terry Collins called the situation a red flag.
  • The Mets will need to figure out Santana if they want to win this game. Santana is 3-0 with a 0.86 ERA in three career starts against the Mets.
  • The Mets haven't won four games in a row in over a year. Their last four game winning streak was from July 7-10, 2013.
  • Gee is expected to be limited to 95 pitches in his first start back from the disabled list.
Tags: Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Citi Field, Dillon Gee, Ervin Santana, Gonzalez Germen, Jeurys Familia, MLB, New York, New York Mets

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