After dropping the series opener, the Braves look to Bryce Elder to “throw it again” tonight – or at least the way he did against the Yanks last week. The Braves and Mets play game two of a three game set at 7:20 ET/6:20 CT tonight.
The on again, off again Elder (9-4, 3.46) was really good against the Yanks last week, allowing just one hit to DJ LeMahieu in a shutout of the Bronx Bombers. I want him to throw that again, and not the hanging slider that Pete Alonso blasted and then chirped “Throw it again” about. Of course, at the time, the Mets were only like three games back – so maybe I want Pete to do some more chirping in hopes of another Braves run.
Tylor Megill (7-6, 5.53) is the de factor Mets ace at the moment. Here’s hoping Marcell OHzuna stays hot, and that OHzuna has had a sit-down with Austin Riley and Matt Olson today. You know, like one of the sit-downs he had with Michael Harris II!
Throw it again, Bryce…like you did last time out…and the Braves will emerge victorious.