New York Mets at Atlanta Braves 6/8/23: Game Preview




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Date: June 8, 2023
Time: 7:20 PM
Location: Truist Park, Atlanta, Georgia

The New York Mets (30-31) are set to clash with the Atlanta Braves (36-24) at Truist Park. According to ESPN’s analytics, the Braves are the favorites with a 67.6% chance of winning.

Starting Pitchers:

For the Mets, right-handed pitcher Justin Verlander (2-3, 4.25 ERA, 1.14 WHIP) will be on the mound. In his 36 innings, Verlander has struck out 30, walked 9, and allowed 6 home runs.

On the other side, the Braves will have right-handed pitcher Spencer Strider (6-2, 2.97 ERA, 1.00 WHIP) starting. In his 69.2 innings, he’s managed an impressive 113 strikeouts, given up 26 walks and 7 home runs.

Star Players:

The Mets’ offense is spearheaded by Pete Alonso, who has hit 22 home runs and 49 RBIs, with a .231 batting average. Brandon Nimmo leads the team in batting average with .288.

For the Braves, Matt Olson stands out with his 17 home runs and 43 RBIs, maintaining a .233 batting average. Ronald Acuna Jr. is the team leader in batting average with .329.

Key Stats:

Comparing team stats, the Braves have the advantage in batting average (.259 to .239), home runs (98 to 71), OBP (.331 to .318), and SLG (.462 to .393). However, the Mets have a slight edge in ERA (4.53 to 3.66) and WHIP (1.35 to 1.27), indicating a potentially close game.

In their recent form, the Mets have lost four out of their last five games. In contrast, the Braves have won four out of their last five games.


While the Braves are favorites according to ESPN’s analytics and are in better recent form, the unpredictable nature of baseball means anything could happen on the day. Atlanta Braves easily win in this game 7-2.

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