BIG AL's FRIDAY MLB DIVISION S*M*A*S*H!
Atlanta Braves (29-21) at New York Mets (23-27)
Friday, September 18, 2020 at 7:10 pm
At 7:10 pm, our selection is on the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets. When it comes to the young gun aces in the National League, guys like Walker Buehler and Jack Flaherty were getting almost all of the hype going into this season. Perhaps overlooked was LHP Max Fried but chances are the 26-year-old Braves starter won't be after this season. Fried has out-pitched just about every starter in the league and would have to be considered one of the favorites for the Cy Young at this point. Fried will come off of a short DL stint to get his 10th start tonight. He has yet to lose (6-0) and has posted a sparkling 1.98 ERA and 1.06 WHIP with 47 strikeouts in 50 innings. This will be Fried's second start of the season vs. the Mets as he opened with five strong innings against them back on July 25 in a 5-3 Atlanta win. That was the first of the Braves five victories over the Mets this season vs. just one loss heading into this three-game series. The Mets are 6-13 (-13 games on the moneyline) in their last 19 games vs. LH starters. Take the Braves. As always, good luck...Al McMordie.