New York Mets at Atlanta Braves 9/21/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/20/2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Turner Field in Atlanta
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On Sunday afternoon, Jacob deGrom (8-6, 2.68) will try to stay undefeated in the month of September when he and the New York Mets take on Ervin Santana (14-9) and the Atlanta Braves.
Rookie Jacob deGrom gave up three runs in seven innings of work against the Miami Marlins last Monday and finished with a no decision. He gave up six hits in that start and struck out a season-high 13 batters while walking one. deGrom has a very solid 2.68 ERA on the year and has struck out 134 batters in 134.1 innings.
Braves third baseman Chris Johnson has three hits in his five plate appearances against deGrom with a double and three RBI. Outfielder Justin Upton is just 1-for-6 against him with no walks and four strikeouts.
Ervin Santana lost his second game in a row last week when he was beaten by the Washington Nationals at home. He gave up two runs in six innings on the mound that day while walking two batters and striking out six. On the season, Santana now has a 3.74 ERA and he has only given up 15 home runs in 185.1 innings.
Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson is just 12-for-49 against Santana in his career, but five of those hits were home runs. Second baseman Daniel Murphy is 5-for-12 against him with two doubles and no strikeouts.
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 69-67-18 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Mets is 0
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 60-80-13 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Atlanta Braves is -0.1
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
09/20/14 RF Jason Heyward Thumb is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday 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
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta
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