Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets 8/12/2023 – Citi Field in Queens, New York will serve as the stage for an intense doubleheader between Atlanta Braves and New York Mets on Sunday and Monday night. The Braves opened their series by defeating New York 7-0 on Friday night; now both teams look set to make an impression and demonstrate their talents on the diamond. The MLB betting lines are updated online as the Braves take on the Mets with the odds in their favor.
Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets 8/12/2023
|When:||Saturday, August 12, 7:15 PM EDT|
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— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) August 11, 2023
The Atlanta Braves made an immediate statement of dominance against the Mets with an emphatic 7-0 win. Riding high off their victory, the Braves currently lead the NL East and remain determined to keep their stronghold on it. Although experiencing some pitching challenges in recent games – giving up 25 runs against Pirates for instance – on Friday the Braves executed their pitching strategy successfully and successfully held off any late challenges by their opposition.
The Braves boast an ERA of 3.92 this season, highlighting their ability to hold off opponents. A WHIP of 1.29 and an opponent batting average of.243 only serve to emphasize this fact. Supported by an aggressive offense that has scored 651 runs thus far, and boasting a batting average and on-base percentage of.273/.342, Ronald Acuna leads this charge offensively by hitting an impressive.337 average with 26 homers and 70 RBIs!
Atlanta’s Strong Pitching Staff
Braves’ Pitching Power At the heart of their game plan is an exceptional pitching staff capable of striking out opponents with regularity – an average of 9.4 K/9IP places them fifth overall across MLB; their 3.92 ERA ranks them eighth; their 1.290 WHIP further indicates their control of the game tempo.
When it comes to home runs, the Braves’ pitching staff has been particularly effective in restricting opponents. Only 124 homers were permitted this season – an average of just one per game! That makes converting long-ball opportunities difficult for batters.
Players to watch: Ronald Acuna Jr. RF (GP 113, AB 453, R 101, H 154, 2B 29, 3B 2, HR 26, RBI 70, TB 265, BB 59, SO 65, SB 53, AVG 0.34, OBP 0.422, SLG 0.585, OPS 1.007, WAR 5.9, Austin Riley 3B (GP 113, AB 451, R 80, H 125, 2B 21, 3B 1, HR 26, RBI 70, TB 226, BB 39, SO 117, SB 2, AVG 0.277, OBP 0.337, SLG 0.501, OPS 0.838, WAR 3.6
New York Mets
Mark Vientos plays an instrumental role in the New York Mets’ performance, even amid their difficult season and 52-63 record. They recently managed to secure a series win against the Cubs after suffering six consecutive losses against the Orioles and Royals – with Vientos contributing significantly in supporting their offensive efforts.
Vientos has shown his impressive batting prowess by collecting base hits in 53.1% of his plate appearances this season – that’s 17 hits over 32 games played! Furthermore, 12.5% of these games saw multiple hits Vientos recorded, illustrating his consistency. With two home runs to his name already Vientos has displayed his ability to make an impactful statement when needed.
Vientos’ journey has not been without strikeouts; with 21 strikeouts in 32 plate appearances, he illustrates the delicate balance between offensive aggression and strategic discipline that players must find within themselves.
Players to watch: Francisco Lindor SS (GP 114, AB 426, R 72, H 105, 2B 25, 3B 2, HR 22, RBI 69, TB 200, BB 50, SO 104, SB 18, AVG 0.246, OBP 0.333, SLG 0.469, OPS 0.803, WAR 4.6, Brandon Nimmo CF (GP 110, AB 421, R 63, H 107, 2B 18, 3B 4, HR 15, RBI 47, TB 178, BB 56, SO 109, SB 3, AVG 0.254, OBP 0.352, SLG 0.423, OPS 0.775, WAR 2.5
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As this doubleheader unfolds, fans can anticipate an exciting display of baseball’s core elements: pitching mastery, offensive flair, and strategic ingenuity. Game 1’s matchup between Spencer Strider and Denyi Reyes pits two pitchers who have only limited experience in Major League Baseball this season against one another – setting the scene for unpredictable outcomes that could potentially yield many runs; betting over therefore seems advisable in such an atmosphere.
Spencer Strider will look to redeem himself after an inconsistent outing in Game 2, making this matchup against the Mets an important one for Atlanta Braves fans. Their strong pitching staff and aggressive offense should enable them to secure victory. As the Braves and Mets continue their battle, individual efforts, team strategies, and the essence of baseball will ultimately decide the outcome. The doubleheader is leaning towards the Atlanta Braves to win this game and cover the spread. Take the Braves to win with the MLB odds today on their side.
Score Prediction: Braves 9, Mets 4.