Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/10/12
It would be an understatement to say the Mets have been disappointing so far in the second half. It’s time to see what’s in store for them this weekend against the Braves. This is a series between two teams going in completely different directions. The Braves are playing some of their best baseball of the series, going 12-3 over their last 15 games. What about those Mets? Well they ended the first half of the season with a 46-40 record and now they sit at 54-58. Enough said. Friday begins the start of a three-game set between these NL East rivals and New York will have the advantage of being at home. Or is it really an advantage? The Mets have been absolutely brutal at CitiField here of late. They’ll send out Matt Harvey to open up the series and he’ll go against new Atlanta starter Paul Maholm. What’s the best way to go with your MLB picks for this one? Well, Maholm made a good impression (7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 8 K) in his first start for the Braves and it’s hard to ignore how well At...
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