On Sunday, the Atlanta Braves play the final game of the regular season on the road against the New York Mets. The Braves were beaten on Friday by the Mets 4-2. Braves slugger Freddie Freeman has returned to the Atlanta lineup after taking four days off, but was 0-for-5 in Friday’s loss. Dallas Keuchel suffered the loss and fell to 8-8 on the season allowing four runs in five innings.
Mets rookie Pete Alonso belted his 52nd home run to tie the rookie mark of Aaron Judge and can claim the outright record with one home run in the final two games of the season. Alonso has a lead of three home runs in the majors over Eugenio Suarez. Alonso has set franchise records this season for home runs, total bases with 343 and extra base hits with 84. He has 119 RBIs and has scored 100 runs.
Ozzie Albies leads the Braves in batting average at .298 and in hits with 188. Ronald Acuna Jr. is the leader in home runs with 41 and Freddie Freeman in RBIs with 121. Atlanta hitters are averaging .259 at the plate. On Sunday, the Braves will send Mike Soroka to the mound. The right-hander is 13-4 with an ERA of 2.60, 135 Ks and 39 BBs.
Jeff McNeil is leading New York with a .318 batting average. Amed Rosario leads in hits with 174. Pete Alonso leads the Mets in home runs with 52 and RBIs with 119. The Mets are averaging .257 at the plate. On Sunday, the Mets will send Noah Syndergaard to the mound. The right-hander is 10-8 with an ERA of 4.30, 193 Ks and 48 BBs.