Taijuan Walker
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Is anyone left to fill out a lineup for the suddenly struggling Mets?

At the end of the last business week a few short days ago we felt pretty good about the state of affairs with New York’s National League ballclub. But the injury list added a few more names over the weekend and we’re now looking at a Mets team that has lost three in a row.

The Mets start a huge series in Atlanta against Ronald Acuña Jr. and the Braves on Monday evening. How will they keep up offensively with the Braves’ stacked lineup? And can the Mets’ pitching keep them alive until the bats return? We’ve got some huge questions that need answers as the Mets try to hang onto first place this week.

And they’ll open the week in front of a national television audience. Tonight’s game is on ESPN.

Game Info

New York Mets (18-16) @ Atlanta Braves (19-21)
Monday, May 17, 2021 – 7:10 PM EDT
Radio: WCBS 880, WQBU 92.7

Pitching Matchup

Mets: Taijuan Walker (3-1, 2.20 ERA)
Braves: Max Fried (1-1, 6.55 ERA)


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Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.