New York Mets at Atlanta Braves 9/20/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/19/2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Turner Field in Atlanta
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Jonathon Niese (8-11), who is 1-1 with a 4.12 ERA in his three September starts, will be on the mound for the New York Mets on Saturday night when they take on Mike Minor (6-1) and the Atlanta Braves.
Jonathon Niese lost his start against the Washington Nationals last Sunday despite pitching well in the game. He went seven innings in that outing and gave up just two runs on six hits while walking no one and striking out seven. Niese has a decent 3.55 ERA on the season and he has only walked 2.3 batters per nine innings.
Braves outfielder Justin Upton is 9-for-20 against Niese in his career with a double and two RBI. B.J. Upton is just 1-for-9 against him with two walks and five strikeouts.
Last Sunday, Mike Minor lost his third game in a row when he was defeated by the Texas Rangers on the road. He went 4.2 innings in that game and allowed five runs on eight hits while walking three and striking out one. Minor has struck out 120 batters in 144.1 innings and he now has a 4.74 ERA on the season.
Mets third baseman David Wright is only batting .231 in 26 at-bats against Minor, but he does have three home runs and four RBI against him. Second baseman Daniel Murphy is 3-for-21 against him in his career with two doubles, a home run and five RBI.
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 69-66-18 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Mets is 0
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 60-79-13 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Atlanta Braves is 0
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
09/18/14 CF Juan Lagares Elbow out indefinitely
09/10/14 3B David Wright Shoulder out for season
08/28/14 P Victor Black Neck 15-day DL (8/24)
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
09/18/14 RF Jason Heyward Thumb "?" Friday vs New York Mets
09/17/14 SS Andrelton Simmons Ankle injured last game, "?" Friday vs New York Mets
09/17/14 C Evan Gattis Intestinal out indefinitely
07/29/14 P Shae Simmons Shoulder 15-day DL (7/29)
06/20/14 P Gavin Floyd Elbow 60-day DL (6/20), out for season
06/20/14 P Pedro Beato Elbow 15-day DL (6/19)
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); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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