Thursday, June 23, 2016

Harvey, Wisler square off in Atlanta for opener

The red-hot Braves, whose six-game win streak was snapped Wednesday, look to bounce back as they open a four-game set with the Mets at Turner Field on Thursday at 7:10 p.m. ET.
Matt Harvey will take the hill for New York. Harvey (4-9, 4.76 ERA) was knocked around for four runs on seven hits through six innings against the Braves in his last start. He's 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA in three career starts at Turner Field.
Atlanta's Matt Wisler (3-7, 4.23) goes up against a club he's had success against in his young career. The 23-year-old right-hander is 3-1 with a 1.55 ERA in four career starts against the Mets. He's held New York hitters to a .186 average over those four games.
Three things to know about this game
• Nearly a year ago on June 19, Wisler made his Major League debut against the Mets. He earned his first career victory by tossing eight innings of one-run ball.
• Reigning National League Player of the Week Freddie Freeman is 3-for-15 (.200) lifetime against Harvey. The first baseman is hitting .304 with 16 home runs, 32 doubles and 72 RBIs in 97 career games against the Mets.
• Despite Harvey's 0-2 record in June, he has a 2.84 ERA and a WHIP of 0.895. Both numbers are significantly lower than his 5.91 ERA and 1.563 WHIP in May this season.

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