New York Mets at Atlanta Braves 7/2/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/1/2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 7:10 PM on SNY, SPSO
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
New York Mets - deGrom, J (1-4) vs. Atlanta Braves - Teheran, J (7-5)
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On Wednesday night, New York Mets rookie Jacob deGrom will try to win his second game of the year when he goes up against Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves.
In his last start, 26-year-old Jacob deGrom ended up with a no decision after pitching 6.2 good innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates on the road. He allowed just two runs on five base hits in that start while striking out four batters and walking three. In 54.2 innings this season, deGrom has 45 strikeouts and he has only given up five home runs.
The Braves will be seeing deGrom for the first time on Wednesday and they should expect to see a lot of his 93-95 mph fastballs. He throws that pitch 61 percent of the time, while also mixing in a slider, a curveball and a changeup.
Young right-hander Julio Teheran picked up his seventh win of the year last week by beating the Philadelphia Phillies on the road. He allowed just two runs (one earned) on six hits in that start while striking out nine and walking no one. Teheran has been excellent for the Braves this season, giving up only 90 hits in 119 innings and walking just 23 batters.
Mets third baseman David Wright has just one hit against Teheran in eight at-bats, but that one hit was a home run. Lucas Duda is 3-for-7 against him with a double and a home run.
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 34-37-11 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Mets is 0
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 31-48-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Atlanta Braves is 0
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
06/29/14 3B David Wright Shoulder questionable
06/25/14 C Taylor Teagarden Hamstring 15-day DL (6/22)
05/14/14 P Dillon Gee Side 15-day DL (5/11)
04/01/14 P Bobby Parnell Elbow 15-day DL (4/1), out for season
03/28/14 P Matt Harvey Elbow 60-day DL (3/30), out for season
06/29/14 C Evan Gattis Back questioanble
06/20/14 P Gavin Floyd Elbow 15-day DL (6/20), out for season
06/20/14 P Pedro Beato Elbow 15-day DL (6/19)
06/17/14 P David Carpenter Bicep 15-day DL (6/17)
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/29/14 P Cory Gearrin Elbow 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta
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