For the third time in this four-game series, the Braves will send one of their four rookies currently in the rotation to the mound. This time, Sean Newcomb will toe the rubber, while Robert Gsellman will start for the Mets in the final matchup of the season between the National League East rivals.
Long since out of contention for a postseason berth, the Mets have used September as a proving ground for their younger players. Some, such as Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith, are top prospects, obvious pillars of the future. Others, such as Travis Taijeron, are organizational pieces attempting to demonstrate their worth.
After promoting Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith — the “upper crust” of the organization’s farm system, as manager Terry Collins called them — the Mets had few impact prospects left on the immediate horizon. Former top pick Justin Dunn endured an uneven first full Minor League season. Blue chippers Desmond Lindsay and Thomas Szapucki underwent […]
Braves rookie Lucas Sims may have scuffled a bit during his rotation debut last month, going 2-5 with a 5.73 ERA in his first six career starts. But he isn’t scuffling now. Sims followed up a strong return to the rotation by taking a shutout into the seventh inning Monday, leading Atlanta to a 9-2 […]
R.A. Dickey will look for better results against the team he won a National League Cy Young Award with, while Rafael Montero hopes to end the year on a high note and make his case for a roster spot next season, as the Mets and Braves square off for the third game of a four-game […]
Seth Lugo is far from the only pitcher who struggles the third time through a batting order, but his splits are stark. Opposing hitters are batting .261 their first two times seeing Lugo in a game, and .369 after that. Their on-base and slugging numbers are also staggeringly higher the third time through the order.
The Mets may be stumbling down the stretch of what is likely to be a fourth-place finish in the NL East, but two of September’s bright spots continue to shine. Brandon Nimmo rapped out three hits Monday in Game 2 of a doubleheader at Citi Field, and Travis d’Arnaud drove home a pair in the […]
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By the end of September, the Braves and Mets will have played seven games against each other in the month. The division rivalry continues Monday with a doubleheader at Citi Field to begin a four-game, three-day series. The second game is a makeup of an April 25 rainout.
The Mets have partnered with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state’s Empire State Relief & Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico. Citi Field will serve as a strategic location for Mets fans — or any New Yorker — to drop off supplies that will be sent to Puerto Rico.
The Nationals and Mets matched up for the final time this season Sunday afternoon at Citi Field, so it was fitting for one final matchup between their respective aces, Max Scherzer from Washington and Jacob deGrom of New York.