Mets Series Preview: Here comes the Braves

By Ryan Punzalan
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Jun 9, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) heads to the dugout against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday, June 14

Noah Syndergaard (2-4, 4.15 ERA) vs. Mike Foltynewicz (3-2, 4.72 ERA)

The turn of the calendar hasn’t been friendly to Noah Syndergaard as his ERA jumped from 1.82 at the end of May to his current 4.15. Since his seven 1/3 innings of shutout ball against the Phillies, he’s allowed seven earned runs against the San Diego Padres, followed by four earned runs against the San Francisco Giants.

Hopefully he’ll be able to quicken his pace, mix up his pitches, and add a bit of movement on his fastball since those were some of the attributes towards his successful run at the end of May.

Mike Foltynewicz will oppose Syndergaard in the Sunday matinee, and will look to improve on his previous outing where he went five 2/3 innings, allowing five earned runs of 12 hits against the Padres.

Control has been a bit of an issue for Foltynewicz, walking 16 batters in 47 2/3 innings of work this season. He’s only faced the Mets once in his career, allowing three earned runs in two 1/3 innings of relief work.