Originally posted on 213 Miles From Shea  |  Last updated 8/10/12

The Mets look to improve off of yesterdays win as the suddenly extremely successful Braves come into town. The Braves have been lurking all season but in the last month they have really turned it on catching the Nationals as they can. Matt Harvey gets the nod tonight as he goes up against Paul Maholm.

Matt Harvey makes his Citi Field debut, and maybe just as important, his National League East debut. In his first three starts of his career he is 1-2 with a 3.86 ERA allowing 7 ER in 16.1 innings of work. In that stretch he has walked 7 batters while striking out 23. His last outing was his worst as he allowed 8 hits, 5 ER and 2 homers in 5.0 innings of work (but walked only one batter, 3 each in his previous two). Being his rookie season and his first start against the Braves, the Braves have no numbers against him.

Paul Maholm is making his second start as a Brave. On the season he is 9-7 with a 3.75 ERA over 127.1 innings. In his first start with the Braves he allowed 3 ER over 7 innings of work. He faced the Mets for all of one inning this season, allowing 2 hits and no runs. Last season he allowed 6 ER, 7 total over 12.2 innings against the Mets, who have the following numbers against Paul:

Wright 7-23, 2B
Torres 2-10, 2B, 3B
Hairston 2-7
Tejada 2-7
Murphy 5-6
Davis 1-2, 2B

Let’s Go Mets!

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