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Jeff McNeil leaves game in 9th inning with apparent hamstring injury

ATLANTA – The last thing the Mets want in their surging push for an NL Wild Card spot is an injury to their best hitter. Jeff McNeil came up lame and grabbed his left hamstring after running out a grounder in the ninth inning of the Mets’ 5-3 loss to the Braves on Tuesday night. The injury happened...
NorthJersey.com Aug 13, 2019
NY Mets can't complete comeback, fall in Atlanta

NY Mets can't complete comeback, fall in Atlanta

The Mets could not complete a comeback in a loss to the Braves.        
SNY TV Aug 13, 2019

Mets Takeaways from Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Braves, including a subpar start from Zack Wheeler

The Mets fell to the Braves 5-3 on Tuesday night at SunTrust Park.
Amazin Avenue Aug 13, 2019
Final Score: Braves 5, Mets 3 - Chopped and Fried

Final Score: Braves 5, Mets 3 - Chopped and Fried

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports Wheeler was not sharp in the slightest tonight in Atlanta. The Mets dropped the series opener to the Braves 5-3 tonight in Atlanta. It was clear from the bottom of the first inning that Zack Wheeler did not have his best stuff tonight, and was pitching both behind in the count and with men on base all night. The Mets appeared stymied by Braves starter Max Fried, and only started to make a real comeback against former Met bullpen arms Jerry Blevins and Anthony Swarzak. Jeff McNeil, Juan Lagares, and Michael Conforto all drove in runs in the losing effort....
NorthJersey.com Aug 13, 2019

NY Mets rally but lose to Atlanta Braves Tuesday

The New York Mets lost to the NL East-leading Braves Tuesday night in Atlanta.        
SNY TV Aug 13, 2019

WATCH: Jeff McNeil gets Mets on the board vs. Braves

After Wheeler was hit by a breaking ball to extend the inning, Jeff McNeil singled off of Max Fried to cut the Braves' lead in half.
New York Post Aug 13, 2019

Mets can’t let familiar headache ruin this magical run

ATLANTA — The Mets’ Achilles heel is their defense and their inability to stop the stolen base. The Braves athleticism will test the Mets over this three-game series that began Tuesday night at SunTrust Park. Against the three first-place teams and all the wild-card contenders not named the Nationals, the Mets entered Tuesday with a...
TalkingChop Aug 13, 2019
Mets Vs. Braves Game Thread: August 13th, 2019

Mets Vs. Braves Game Thread: August 13th, 2019

Photo by Eric Espada/ Wheeler vs. Fried Make no mistake, this is going to be a tough series. But as it is about to begin, there is a reason one of these teams is eight games up in the standings above the other. If the Braves can play like that team, they certainly will have a good chance to win the series. Enjoy the game, as well as the conversation and interaction below. Just remember to be kind and courteous to all! See you on the other side, hopefully with a win! GO BRAVES!!!
Amazin Avenue Aug 13, 2019
Open Thread: Mets vs. Braves, 8/13/19

Open Thread: Mets vs. Braves, 8/13/19

Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports Zack Wheeler takes the hill against the first place Braves. Mets lineup Jeff McNeil - 2B Amed Rosario - SS Pete Alonso - 1B J.D. Davis - LF Wilson Ramos - C Michael Conforto - RF Todd Frazier - 3B Juan Lagares - CF Zack Wheeler - RHP Braves lineup Ronald Acuna - LF Ozzie Albies - 2B Freddie Freeman - 1B Josh Donaldson - 3B Brian McCann - C Matt Joyce - RF Ender Inciarte - CF Charlie Culberson - SS Max Fried - LHP Broadcast Info: TV: SNYRadio: 880 WCBS, 1050 ESPN Deportes
SNY TV Aug 13, 2019

Zack Wheeler takes the mound as Mets begin three-game set with Braves, Tuesday at 7:20 p.m. on SNY

The Mets (61-57, 8.0 GB in NL East, 1.0 GB in Wild Card) begin a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves (70-50, 6.0 GA in NL East) on Tuesday night at 7:20 p.m. at SunTrust Park.
SNY TV Aug 13, 2019

Mets' Mickey Callaway previews 'tough challenge' of facing Braves

Next up for the Mets, another divisional foe in the Atlanta Braves, a team entering this three-game series with the second best record in the National League.
TalkingChop Aug 13, 2019
Matt Joyce, Brian McCann in Lineup while Mets Seem Pleased with Platooning

Matt Joyce, Brian McCann in Lineup while Mets Seem Pleased with Platooning

Photo by Mark Brown/ In the absence of legit options, go with logic. The #Braves are back home at @SunTrustPark tonight at 7:20!#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/Ut5Queymcf— Atlañta Braves (@Braves) August 13, 2019 Now is when Brian Snitker gets to earn his paycheck. It seems reality has set in a bit for the Braves when it comes to their lineup options in the absence of Dansby Swanson, Austin Riley, and Nick Markakis. Adam Duvall’s initial hot streak out of the gate delayed the inevitable for a bit, but his return to reality has helped make things clear for the Braves. The honest...
NorthJersey.com Aug 13, 2019
NY Mets, Atlanta Braves announced lineups for Tuesday

NY Mets, Atlanta Braves announced lineups for Tuesday

Zack Wheeler (9-6, 4.20) will start for the Mets, while Max Fried (13-4, 4.11) will go for the Braves.        
TalkingChop Aug 13, 2019
Rafael Ortega promoted to Atlanta, Patrick Weigel optioned to Gwinnett

Rafael Ortega promoted to Atlanta, Patrick Weigel optioned to Gwinnett

Photo by Joe Robbins/ The journeyman makes his Atlanta debut tonight The Atlanta Braves have made a roster move before tonight’s game with the New York Mets: The #Braves today selected the contract of OF Rafael Ortega from Triple-A Gwinnett and optioned RHP Patrick Weigel to @GoStripers.— Atlañta Braves (@Braves) August 13, 2019 The Braves promoted Rafael Ortega and returned Patrick Weigel to Gwinnett. Rafael Ortega joins Atlanta’s bench for the first time tonight! He owns a career slash line of .236/.291/.286 and -0.9 WAR in 109 MLB games. He has been hot in Gwinnett,...
TalkingChop Aug 13, 2019
Braves Encourage LFGM Mentality for Fried in Series Opener

Braves Encourage LFGM Mentality for Fried in Series Opener

Photo by Austin McAfee/Icon Sportswire via Let’s Force Grounders, Max! While I may be excommunicated for this, I actually will compliment the Mets. They acted against the grain at the trade deadline, but in doing so, may have executed the best value deal for a buyer this year. Furthermore, they kept their roster in tact. Not only has winning 15 out of 17 put them squarely in the Wild Card picture, they are also a team no one will look forward to facing for the rest of the season, including the playoffs. And yet, despite all the positive developments, they still are eight games...
New York Post Aug 13, 2019

Mets vs. Braves: Zack Wheeler’s hot streak will continue

“The idea is to keep building,” said Bill de Blasio as 15 Iowans feigned interest. There were more people listening to a homeless man in my subway car. Mayor locked up all 15 voters after buying them ice cream at the Iowa State Fair. Cooled off Sunday after winning 15-of-16, the Mets reignite in Hotlanta....
Amazin Avenue Aug 13, 2019
Mets try to stay hot in Hotlanta

Mets try to stay hot in Hotlanta

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ The Braves still lead the division by a healthy margin, but the Mets are in the thick of the wild card race. A few weeks ago, the Mets’ visit to Atlanta this week wouldn’t have been a noteworthy occasion. But following one of the best stretches in franchise history, the Mets are now firmly contending for a Wild Card spot. They’re still 8.0 games back of the Braves in the division, making that title a bit of a pipedream right now. But if the Mets were to pull off a sweep in Atlanta, it wouldn’t be crazy to start talking about that. That’s not to say that...
SNY TV Aug 13, 2019

Here's where Mets' playoff odds stand compared to their Wild Card competition

After an off day on Monday, the Mets enter Tuesday night with a prime opportunity to keep their hot streak alive against the NL East-leading Braves. And if they can get through their foe in Atlanta over these next three games, their playoff odds will only continue to grow.
Fish Stripes Aug 13, 2019
Marlins top plays: Saturday night comeback vs. Braves, Anderson and Castro stay hot (August 5-11, 2019)

Marlins top plays: Saturday night comeback vs. Braves, Anderson and Castro stay hot (August 5-11, 2019)

Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports One of the best all-around weeks for the Marlins in 2019, taking series from both the White Sox and Diamondbacks. Last week’s Marlins games: August 5 (Game 1)—Lost to the Mets, 6-2 August 5 (Game 2)—Lost to the Mets, 5-4 August 6—Lost to the Mets, 5-0 August 7—Lost to the Mets, 7-2 August 8—Beat the Braves, 9-2 August 9—Lost to the Braves, 8-4 August 10—Beat the Braves, 7-6 (F/10) August 11—Lost to the Braves, 5-4 Featured highlights include continued success at the plate for Brian Anderson and Starlin Castro, and the Marlins’...

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