The games may not count for anything more than pride but the New York Mets (77-83) are trying to finish their 2021 season on a strong note. The Mets have won four out of five to start this week, including last night’s 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves (86-73). Brandon Nimmo played a big role in the victory, homering twice to provide the winning margin. The Mets will now look to secure a series victory as they continue their weekend set with the Braves tonight. First pitch for today’s game is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. at Truist Park and the contest will be nationally televised on FOX.
Right-hander Carlos Carrasco (1-4, 5.73 ERA) is set to take the mound for the Mets tonight for his final start of the season. Carrasco got lit up by the Milwaukee Brewers in his last start, allowing five runs in four innings on Sunday to suffer his fourth loss of the season. The Braves will counter with righty Jesse Chavez (2-2, 2.27 ERA), who will serve as an opener of a planned bullpen day for Atlanta. Chavez’s last start came on Sunday, when he allowed one hit in 1.1 scoreless innings of work against the San Diego Padres.
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- Carrasco has made one career appearance against the Braves, tossing two scoreless innings against them back in 2013.
- Chavez is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in three appearances against the Mets this season.
- Michael Conforto and Jeff McNeil are back in the Mets’ lineup after getting last night off. Conforto will bat third and start in right field while McNeil hits seventh and mans left field.
- Javier Baez will get the night off. Luis Guillorme will start at second base and hit eighth.
- Eddie Rosario is 10 for 31 with two doubles, two home runs and three RBI’s in his career against Carrasco.
- Javier Baez (2 for 2, HR, 4 RBI), Francisco Lindor (2 for 7, 2B, HR, RBI), Jose Peraza (2 for 3) and Kevin Pillar (3 for 8, RBI) have done well against Chavez in the past.