The New York Mets and Atlanta Braves start a large three-game collection in Atlanta on Friday and Mets proprietor Steve Cohen can’t wait.
“I simply landed in Atlanta and I’m pumped for the weekend collection in opposition to the Braves,” Cohen tweeted on Thursday. “Baseball doesn’t get any higher than this. LGM.”
The Mets’ magic quantity to clinch the division is six, which implies a sweep of the Braves would give the Mets their first division title since 2015 after they made the World Collection and seventh general since division realignment in 1969.
Whereas the division remains to be up for grabs, the Mets clinched a playoff spot again on September 19 with a 7-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Cohen was at that sport, too.
Mets followers are hoping the proprietor’s presence could have an analogous affect for a division title in Atlanta. Friday’s sport will function every staff’s ace; Jacob deGrom for the Mets and Max Fried for the Braves.
DeGrom has been battling accidents this 12 months solely beginning ten video games however has a 2.93 ERA. This 12 months, he’s began twice in opposition to Atlanta and pitched 12 1/3 innings, permitting 5 earned runs.
As for Fried, he’s made 29 begins in 2022 and has a 2.50 ERA. In 4 begins in opposition to the Mets he’s pitched 24 innings and allowed eight runs.
There was pre-series drama, although. Hurricane Ian ripped by Florida Wednesday and the Mets had been prepared to play the opening sport of the collection Thursday night time, however the Braves declined.
Fortuitously, the climate forecast for Atlanta as of Thursday night time has little to no likelihood of rain for Friday night time’s contest.
With six video games to go within the season, the Mets have a one-game lead over the Braves within the NL East.
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