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Mets - Braves Saber-stat Series Preview

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Tonight, the Mets (32-34, 8GB) begin a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves (38-29, 2.5GB).

Both teams have played well of late. The Mets starting pitching has performed much better the last few weeks, but Atlanta's ability to prevent runs is still 16% better than league average (second only to the Athletics in all of baseball). 

Meanwhile, the Mets still can't seem to hit home runs at an average pace, and that likely won't improve against a staff that gives up 11% fewer home runs per fly ball than the league average.

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Graphic Guide: League average is scaled to 100. Scores higher than 100 indicate performance better than league average, less than 100 indicates performance worse than league average regardless of the statistic. For example, if a team has a FIP of 110% on the graph their actual FIP is 10% better than league average.

Offense

RS/G: Runs Scored per Game

wOBA: Weighted On-base Average

OBP: On-base Percentage

SLG: Slugging

BABIP: Batting Average on Balls in Play

LD%: Line-drive Percentage

HR/FB: Home run to Fly Ball Ratio

Defense

RA/G: Runs Against per Game

FIP: Fielding Independent Pitching

tERA: True Runs Allowed

LOB%: Left On-base Percentage

BABIP: Batting Average on Balls in Play

K/BB: Strikeouts to Walk Ratio

HR/FB: Home run to Fly Ball Ratio