April 10th, 2015

Tonight’s Starting Lineups. Game 4- Mets @ Braves

The Mets face the Braves, today, April 10th, 2015. Jon Niese makes his season debut opposed to Eric Stults.

Mets

Curtis Granderson, RF

David Wright, 3B

John Mayberry Jr. , LF

Michael Cuddyer, 1B

Daniel Murphy, 2B

Juan Lagares, CF

Travis d’Arnaud, C

Wilmer Flores, SS

Jonathon Niese, LHP

Braves

Cameron Maybin, CF

Phil Gosselin, 2B

Nick Markakis, RF

Freddie Freeman, 1B

Jonny Gomes, LF

Chris Johnson, 3B

Christian Bethancourt, C

Andrelton Simmons, SS

Eric Stults, LHP

Series Preview: Mets at Braves

The Mets commence their second series of the year tonight, this time, they are in Atlanta. Atlanta came off a sweep of the highly praised Miami Marlins this past week, more notably after trading their star closer, Craig Kimbrel. While Jason Grilli is a good closer, he is no Kimbrel. Nonetheless, it’s always good to come into a game after a sweep. The Mets, don’t have a sweep, but they have the next best thing. Two out of three against their arch division rival, the Washington Nationals.

Friday: LHP Jonathon Niese (0-0, –) vs. LHP Eric Stults (0-0, –), 7:35 p.m. ET

Saturday: RHP Dillon Gee (0-0, –) vs. RHP Julio Teheran (1-0, 1.50), 7:10 p.m. ET

Sunday: RHP Bartolo Colon (1-0, 1.50) vs. LHP Alex Wood (1-0, 3.60), 1:35 p.m. ET

While standings are still meaningless, it’s worth noting that two out of three victories in Atlanta would put us in first place for the Home Opener. I tiny tidbit, but would be nice for the home opener (which is sold out, by the way).