New York Mets Series Preview vs. Atlanta Braves April 10th-12th

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More Pitching Duels?

Apr 6, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher

Bartolo Colon

(40) throws in an Opening Day game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: H.Darr Beiser-USA TODAY Sports

Both the Mets and Braves had such strong starts to their seasons in large part because of their pitching. The Mets held the Nationals to only six runs in their three games, while the Braves held the Marlins to only three. Could we be in for much of the same this weekend?

Gee has had success against the Braves in his career, having a 2.79 career ERA against the NL East foes in 87 innings. Niese has been solid as well, pitching to a 3.43 ERA in 107 ⅔ innings. Colon is coming off an outstanding Opening Day start against the Nationals, striking out eight Nationals and surrendering only one run in six innings and will be looking to build off of that. He also has a strong track record against the Braves with a 2.00 ERA in 45 career innings.

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For the Braves, Stults has had strong career numbers against the Mets with a 3-1 record and 2.48 ERA in six starts in 32 ⅔ innings. In Teheran and Wood, the Braves have two budding front end starters that have already mowed down a strong Marlins lineup this season.

Against the Mets Teheran sports a 3.25 ERA in 44 ⅓ innings, while Wood actually struggled against them in his career. The 4.10 career ERA he has against them is actually the worst mark he has against any team he has started multiple games against.

These matchups once again have the makings of some lower scoring affairs, which means the bullpen and timely hitting will be important.

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