New York Mets at Atlanta Braves Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/7/2014
Tuesday, April 8, 7:10 PM on SNY, SPSO
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
New York - Colon, B (0-1) vs. Atlanta - Harang, A (1-0)
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On Tuesday night the New York Mets will have Bartolo Colon take the mound against the Atlanta Braves and Aaron Harang. Each of the veteran pitchers will be making their second starts of the season.
The seemingly ageless Bartolo Colon opened his 17th major league season with a loss. In 6 innings of work, Colon surrendered 3 runs (all earned) on 9 hits (including two home runs) while striking out 4. Last season with the Oakland A’s Colon started 30 games and came away with an 18 – 6 record (including 3 complete game shutouts) and an ERA of 2.65. They were impressive numbers for a man about to turn 41 this year.
Despite his long career, Colon has only faced three of the Atlanta Braves. B.J. Upton has seen Colon 23 times and has 7 hits with 5 RBIs and 6 strikeouts against the veteran right-hander.
Aaron Harang is a veteran in his own right and he started the season with a win in a 6 2/3 inning outing where he gave up just 2 hits while striking out 3. Last season, splitting time between the Seattle Mariners and the Mets, Harang compiled a 5 – 12 record with an ERA of 5.40 in 26 starts.
Many of the Mets have stepped in the batter’s box against Harang. Chris Young has faced Harang 24 times but David Wright will be the one to watch out for. Wright is batting .524 against Harang with 11 hits (4 of them doubles), 7 RBIs and a home run.
New York Betting Trends
New York is 3-1-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York is -1.6
Atlanta Betting Trends
Atlanta is 1-4-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Atlanta is +1.4
Injuries to Watch
04/03/14 CF Chris Young Quad 15-day DL (4/3)
04/01/14 P Bobby Parnell Elbow 15-day DL (4/1)
03/31/14 P Jon Niese Elbow 15-day DL (3/21), probable
03/28/14 P Matt Harvey Elbow 60-day DL (3/30), out for season
04/06/14 C Evan Gattis Flu questionable
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL, 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, out for season
03/28/14 P Mike Minor Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Gavin Floyd Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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