Game 1 Preview: Mets (4-9) at Braves (5-8) @ 7:30 PM

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STARTING PITCHERS
D.J. Carrasco (0-0, 4.05 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 1.33 K/BB ratio): Carrasco has not started a game this season for the Mets–in fact, the reliever has not started more than 1 game since 2005. It was originally rumored that Dillon Gee would get the call from Triple-A for the start, but alas, the Mets probably wanted to save money on the bus fare. Don’t expect Carrasco to go more than 4 or 5 innings (in an ideal scenario). (Career vs. Braves: .000/.000/.000 line with a 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, and 0.00 K/BB ratio)

Derek Lowe (1-2, 1.45 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 3.00 K/BB ratio): The veteran sinker-baller has looked very dominant for the first time since 2008. Lowe shut down the Nationals, Brewers, and even the Phillies this season with his [unsustainable] 1.45 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 3.00 K/BB ratio.  The righty has been historically terrible against the Mets, so at least the team has that going for them. (Career vs. Mets: .317/.371/.454 line with a 5.75 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, and 1.38 K/BB ratio)

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