After taking two games in a three game series with the Washington Nationals at Turner Field, the Atlanta Braves now head to Citi Field in Flushing, New York for a 2-game series with the New York Mets.
The Braves currently hold the largest division lead in all of baseball by a substantial margin, sitting 16 games ahead of the 2nd place Nationals in the NL East.
Braves starters Brandon Beachy and Alex Wood look to face off against Zack Wheeler and Jon Niese, respectively. Beachy and Wood have both become dependable starters after joining the rotation shortly after the all-star break.
In his last start, Wood notched a career-high 9-strike-out's in a no-decision against the Nationals, as shows signs of hitting his stride with each start.
Beachy is continuing to show signs of progress since his return from Tommy John surgery, showing fewer of the command struggles typical of a pitcher returning from TJ surgery.
After Beachy's last start, Brian McCann felt that Beachy's change-up was the best it's ever been, better even than before Beachy's procedure.
As has been the Braves' luck the majority of the season, they will miss out on Matt Harvey, the Mets' ace who started the 2013 All-Star Game this year for the National League team.
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