The Mets should move Brooks Raley ahead of Adam Ottavino on the depth chart against the Braves
Outside of David Robertson, the Mets bullpen has been a mess all season. The team didn't do a good enough job of getting reliable arms following the Edwin Diaz injury, and their 4.11 bullpen ERA shows just that. With starting pitching not often able to get deep into games as well, the Mets relievers are overworked and underperforming.
However, recently some bullpen arms have been stepping up to the task. One of those has been Brooks Raley, who hasn't allow a single earned run since April. After a horrid start, Raley has emerged as one of the most valuable members of the Mets bullpen, even more so considering he is their only lefty.
While the Atlanta Braves have been stellar against left handed pitching this season, the Mets need to continue to trust Raley and his hot streak. With only five hits allowed over his last eight innings, he should be trusted as the setup man for these crucial performances.
Meanwhile, the current Mets 8th inning pitcher has had some trouble recently. Adam Ottavino has allowed seven runs over his past 13 innings, seeing his ERA rise from 2.70 to 3.91 over that period. While he is still one of the best bullpen pieces the Mets have to offer, Raley should get the nod for the 8th innings against one of the best teams in the National League.