2 Mets changes we'd like to see against the Braves, 1 we want but won't get

These changes would help the Mets against the Braves.
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2) An early attack by the Mets hitters and one that doesn’t let up

It took until their finale against the Cincinnati Reds for the Mets to finally score a first inning run. The Braves are tied for the most earned runs in the first inning with 13. The two teams they’re tied with have played in two more games. The inflated 14.63 ERA in the first inning is how the Mets ravage the Braves. Of the 13 runs, 9 have been scored against Max Fried. He's scheduled to pitch on Thursday.

Attacking the Braves starting pitching early and often is a must in order to defeat them. Braves pitchers haven’t been elite. In fact, going toe-to-toe against the Mets starters, the edge lands with the team from New York.

The biggest reason why the Mets aren’t getting any early runs comes from the regular number one and two hitters. Brandon Nimmo and Francisco Lindor getting off to such miserable starts has made it difficult to get anything going early in games. They’ve made it easy on starting pitchers. It’s time for this to change.

Lindor seemingly snapping out of his funk on Sunday is hopefully the start of a long and successful stretch. Just in time, right? The Mets need their star shortstop firing on all cylinders ahead of these four games. The Mets can climb their way back into the division race or sink out of it.