Currently enjoying a seven-game lead over the Washington Nationals the New York Mets will now move on to the next series, the Braves.

National League
New York Mets (78-61) @ Atlanta Braves (56-84)
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Game 1: Thurs, 7:10 PM ET, Colon (13-11, 4.17) – Miller (5-13, 2.81)
  • Game 2: Fri, 7:35 PM ET, Matz (2-0, 1.89) – Wisler (5-6, 5.81)
  • Game 3: Sat, 7:10 PM ET, Syndergaard (8-6, 3.31) – Perez (5-6, 5.42)
  • Game 4: Sun, 1:35 PM ET, Niese (8-10, 4.36) – Weber (0-1, 3.00)

By Robby Sabo

New York Mets Move On To The Next One, The BravesIt’s actually funny. Finally the New York Mets are relevant, a powerhouse club on the verge of capturing something special during the MLB playoffs.

This is something Matt Harvey has longed for as he splashed on to the scene in 2013. As soon as they become a powerhouse, Harvey creates controversy as we’re all left wondering if he wants the ball at all.

Amidst all the noise, this team continues to go about their business, checking off win-after-win. It’s that “on to the next one” feeling that has them seven-games up on the Washington Nationals.

Thursday night they’ll start a four-game set in Atlanta to play a pitiful Braves club who’s lost eight of their last 10.

It’s also been there uncanny ability to comeback from deficits that’s surprised everybody. It’s amazing what the arrival of one man can do to jump-start an offense.

Tonight it’ll be Bartolo Colon (13-11, 4.18 ERA) who’ll put his 25 consecutive scoreless innings on the line tonight as he’ll oppose Shelby Miller (5-13, 2.81 ERA). Yup that’s right. Miller only has five wins to his credit despite his pretty solid 2.81 ERA.

Yoenis Cespedes will look to continue his torrid hitting. With a batting average of .432 six homers and 13 RBI in the last eight games, if he continues to produce like this he’ll seriously become legend in the Big Apple.

Anything less than three wins over the next four days against probably the worst team in the land right now will be a bitter disappointment.

First pitch from Turner Field is set for 7:10.

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