Opening Series Preview: Mets vs. Braves

Braves make several roster moves with Opening Day looming

Braves make several roster moves with Opening Day looming

"Everybody's going, 'OK, I guess it's time to really start trying here.'" previous year was the third straight losing season for the Braves, who embarked upon a massive rebuilding plan midway through the 2016 campaign with the plan that they would compete shortly after moving into SunTrust Park, which opens next week.

Noah Syndergaard pitched six sharp innings before leaving with a blister, Asdrubal Cabrera snapped a seventh-inning tie with a single and the New York Mets broke through following a pivotal replay reversal to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-0 in their season opener Monday. The Mets return a lineup that can produce some power as long as it stays healthy, and trips to the Disabled List are few and far between. It didn't appear overly serious, though it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Mets afford its ace an extra day of rest before his next start.

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The Braves enter 2017 looking to improve on their 68-93 last place finish from 2016.

He gave up a one-out triple to Freddie Freeman in the fourth inning, before striking out Matt Kemp and Nick Markakis to end the threat.

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The Mets have one of the best winning percentages on Opening Day at 34-21 (.618). A moment of silence was held prior to the game in honor of four recently deceased baseball figures: Former National League executive Katy Feeney, former Mets pitcher and manager Dallas Green, former Mets scout Harry Minor and Bill Webb, who directed Mets broadcasts on SNY.

"It's just a little blister", Syndergaard said. "More than anything, guys are happy it's over, that we can get back to our normal schedule and routine". "And then we said that was going to be enough". "He was a force with our young Latin players", Mets manager Terry Collins said. I hadn't been in a competition-based setting in a while and it was awesome out there, feeling the electricity, the atmosphere from the fans, especially the 7 Line [fan club]. Starting Wednesday, for Game No. 2, the Mets could use some better luck.

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The Mets placed Lugo on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with right elbow inflammation. He was in uniform for pregame introductions and was given a warm hand. Wright started the previous 12 season openers at third base. The 61-year-old Snitker, who had the interim tag removed shortly after the season and will manage a major league team on Opening Day for the first time in a coaching and managing career that began in 1981, said at the winter meetings he hopes the Braves can contend for the NL East crown this season. He was 7-10 with a 3.21 ERA overall a year ago.

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