Oddly, Atlanta is 4-for-24 with runners in scoring position so far in the series, but did get a two-run single from Freddie Freeman in the ninth Tuesday. Expect the offense to rally for Santana as the Over is 8-1-1 in Santana’s last 10 starts as a favorite of -110 to -150.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Braves RH Ervin Santana (7-5, 3.93 ERA) vs. Mets RH Dillon Gee (3-1, 2.73)
Santana’s first two victories of the season came against the Mets, firing eight shutout innings in his 2014 debut on April 9 and holding New York to one run in seven innings 10 days later. Furthermore, the Over is 6-1 in Santana’s last 7 starts as a road favorite.
New York manager Terry Collins told reporters he expects to limit Gee to 90 to 95 pitches when he comes back from the disabled list. Atlanta will take advantage of Gee’s situation.