The Atlanta Braves will try to remain undefeated at home and make it five-straight wins when they continue their series against the New York Mets. Atlanta stunned New York Friday night with a comeback win and scored a 7-1 win again on Saturday.
Ronald Acuña Jr. snapped out of his funk Saturday night with a double and his first home run of the season. Marcell Ozuna stayed hot with his third home run to stake Atlanta to an early lead on Saturday.
Kyle Wright will make his second start of the season and will be looking for better results this time around. Wright was dominant through his first two innings in Tampa, but the wheels came off after that. He would not escape the third after allowing four hits, three walks and five runs in just 2 2/3 innings. Wright said afterwards that he struggled to grip the baseball in the third. Fastball command has been Wright’s biggest issue and the Braves would love to see him take a step forward in that department on Sunday.
The Mets will counter with rookie left-hander David Peterson who will be making the second start of his career. Peterson allowed seven hits and two runs in 5 2/3 innings against the Red Sox. He was New York’s first round selection in the 2017 Draft and spent last season at Double-A where he posted a 4.19 ERA (3.10 FIP) and struck out 122 batters in 116 innings.
Sunday’s game will be Atlanta’s first true day game of the season with a 1:10 p.m. ET start time.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, August 2, 1:10 p.m. ET
Location: Truist Park, Atlanta, Georgia
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Radio: 680 AM / 93.7 FM The Fan, WNNX 100.5, Braves Radio Network