Atlanta’s offense busted out in a big way in Friday’s series opening win over the Mets. They will look to keep it going Saturday in support of Ian Anderson and hopefully move a step closer to securing another division title.
Anderson will be looking for continued success when he makes his fifth start of the season for the Braves Saturday night. Anderson bounced back from a short outing last time out holding the Nationals to just one hit over seven shutout innings. Opposing hitters are hitting just .130 on the season and Anderson has struck out 27 batters in 22 innings.
The Mets pushed David Peterson back a day to start on Saturday. New York has limited his workload since a stint on the injured list at the end of August. Peterson allowed three hits and two runs over five innings in his last start against the Blue Jays. That was the first time since returning from the injured list that he pitched at least five innings. He has allowed eight hits and seven runs over three starts in September. Peterson faced the Braves back on August 2 and took the loss allowing five hits and three runs over six innings.
Freddie Freeman added three more hits in Friday’s win and is now hitting .418/.521/.761 with 17 doubles and nine home runs over his last 36 games. Freeman now leads Major League Baseball with 3.0 fWAR. He leads the NL in batting average (.359) and is second with a 192 wRC+. He is now seen as one of the frontrunners for the MVP Award in the National League.
Game Date/Time: Saturday, September 19, 7:07 p.m. ET
Location: Citi Field, Flushing, New York
Radio: 680 AM / 93.7 FM The Fan, WNNX 100.5, Braves Radio Network