Sunday, August 12, 2012
ESPN – 8:05 PM
Ben Sheets (4-1, 1.41) vs Jonathon Niese (8-6, 3.82)
The Mets and Braves play a prime time game tonight as the Mets try to forget everything about the baseball since the All-Star break. Last night was rough as Santana struggled allowing too many runs in too short of a period of time. Tonight Jon Niese looks to play stopper as he steps up against Ben Sheets.
Jon Niese is 8-6 with a 3.82 ERA over 136.2 innings. After a strong start against the Giants (7 innings, 1 ER), Niese struggled in his last start against the Marlins allowing 4 ER in 6 innings. However in that game, he pitched 5 good to really good innings, he just had that one really bad one. In his start against the Braves this year he allowed 4 runs, 3 earned in 6 innings of work. The Braves have the following numbers against Niese:
Uggla 7-23, 3 2B
Prado 5-23, 3 2B, 3B
Chipper 4-14, 2 2B, HR
Ross 6-13, 2B, 3B, HR
Heyward 5-11, 2 2B, HR
Ben Sheets is 4-1 over his first 5 starts...