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Braves vs. Mets game thread: April 22nd

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Can the Braves take advantage of a struggling Matt Harvey?

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The Atlanta Braves and New York Mets will be engaging in baseball battle for the first time in 2016, and it figures to be an intriguing matchup. Matt Harvey is starting, but he definitely hasn't been the vintage Matt Harvey that was dominating for big stretches of the 2015 season. Instead, he's been struggling and this could be prime time for the Braves to potentially pull off a smash-and-grab and steal a victory.

Meanwhile, the Braves will be starting Bud Norris, and as usual, the hope here is that Norris will be able to eat up enough innings to keep the Braves in the game. The Mets' offense is powerful, though, so he'll have a tough task on his hands.

Here are the lineups:

Today's Lineups

NEW YORK METS ATLANTA BRAVES
Curtis Granderson - RF Nick Markakis - RF
David Wright - 3B Daniel Castro - 2B
Michael Conforto - LF Freddie Freeman - 1B
Yoenis Cespedes - CF Adonis Garcia - 3B
Lucas Duda - 1B A.J. Pierzynski - C
Neil Walker - 2B Kelly Johnson - LF
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS Erick Aybar - SS
Travis d'Arnaud - C Mallex Smith - CF
Matt Harvey - RHP Bud Norris - RHP

And here's further data on Matt Harvey:

Pitch Outcomes - from 01/01/2016 to 01/01/2017

Pitch Type Count Ball Strike Swing Foul Whiffs BIP GB LD FB PU HR
Fourseam 150 32.00% 27.33% 44.67% 18.00% 6.67% 21.33% 10.67% 4.67% 4.00% 2.00% 0.00%
Change 37 43.24% 18.92% 45.95% 10.81% 8.11% 27.03% 10.81% 5.41% 8.11% 2.70% 0.00%
Slider 51 33.33% 21.57% 54.90% 21.57% 11.76% 23.53% 13.73% 3.92% 3.92% 1.96% 1.96%
Curve 26 34.62% 42.31% 42.31% 11.54% 19.23% 11.54% 7.69% 3.85% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%