Preview: Braves at Mets June 3, 2011

Atlanta Braves (31-26) at New York Mets (26-30) 7:10pm

Derek Lowe (3-4 4.03) vs. Jon Niese (4-5 3.91)

TV: SNY              Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Braves are in town for three games after losing two of three to the Padres in Atlanta. Lowe’s last two starts haven’t been very good. He’s given up 8 runs while walking 10 in 9.1 innings to the Angels and Reds. He did beat the Mets on April 16 in Atlanta when he went 6 innings and gave up 2 runs.

Nate McLouth and Jason Heyward are on the DL for the Braves.

The Mets have won four of the last five games that Niese started. In two of his last three starts he hasn’t allowed a run. And Niese has been pitching much better at Citi Field this year. In six starts at home he’s 3-2 with a 2.84 ERA. This will be his first start against the Braves this year.

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About Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.