Braves look to get again on observe vs. Mets

The Atlanta Braves started August by recording three lopsided victories earlier than seeing their fortunes change through the early portion of their 11-game highway journey

The Braves will look to rebound from 4 losses of their final six contests as they open a four-game collection in opposition to the host New York Mets on Friday

Whereas Atlanta is dealing with some resistance, the identical doubtless cannot be stated for Matt Olson. The slugger belted his career-best fortieth homer of the season Thursday in a 7-5 setback to the Pittsburgh Pirates, tying Los Angeles Angels two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani for the major-league lead

“It is a good, clear quantity. It is a type of milestone numbers, however hopefully there’s extra,” Olson instructed Bally Sports activities South. “(I’ll) take pleasure in it for a second and get again to work tomorrow.

“It isn’t even the second week of August and we have now a (40-homer, 100-RBI) man,” Braves supervisor Brian Snitker stated. “That is superb what he has performed. Kinda quietly too. This man is having nearly as good of a 12 months as anyone within the sport.

Atlanta’s Charlie Morton (10-10, 3.86 ERA) will take the mound within the collection opener in opposition to New York’s Tylor Megill (6-5, 5.45) in a battle of right-handers

Morton, 39, dropped his fourth straight begin on Sunday after permitting 5 runs and 4 walks in 4 1/3 innings of a 6-4 setback to the Chicago Cubs

Morton is 0-1 with a 7.20 ERA in two begins this season in opposition to New York. He’s 4-6 with a 3.99 ERA in 20 profession video games (19 begins) vs. the Mets

Megill is aware of a factor or two about struggles, as he returned from a less-than-stellar stint at Triple-A Syracuse with a troublesome outing on Saturday. Though his velocity was up, the top consequence was a down efficiency after the 6-foot-7 hurler yielded 5 runs on 9 hits — together with two homers — in 4 2/3 innings of a 7-3 setback to the Baltimore Orioles

“The large factor we’re engaged on was simply the fastball,” Megill stated, per the Bergen File. “Earlier within the 12 months, every part was sinking, so coming down into barrels and a lot of the primary targets have been get it again and driving by means of the zone and staying true. I feel we’re at a very good state, and it is progressively getting higher every outing.

Megill, 28, is 1-1 with a 4.02 ERA in seven profession appearances in opposition to Atlanta. He acquired a no-decision vs. the Braves on Could 1 after permitting three runs on 4 hits in 5 2/3 innings

Pete Alonso homered for the fourth time in a three-game collection in opposition to the Cubs through the Mets‘ 4-3 win on Wednesday. He’s 5-for-10 with 10 RBIs and 4 runs over the past three contests

“I went by means of a very dangerous patch this 12 months and it was undoubtedly the worst of my big-league profession,” Alonso stated. “I used to be wholesome, however we play a sport of failure, and the legislation of averages are beginning to bounce again in my favor.

Alonso has two homers amongst his three hits within the season collection in opposition to Atlanta. The Braves, nevertheless, have received 5 of the six conferences in 2023

–Discipline Degree Medi