Lineups & Game Notes: Braves vs. Mets 7:10 pm et.
Atlanta Braves (6-19):
1. Nick Markakis (L) RF
2. Adonis Garcia (R) LF
3. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B
4. Kelly Johnson (L) 2B
5. A.J. Pierzynski (L) C
6. Reid Brignac (L) 3B
7. Erick Aybar (S) SS
8. Matt Wisler (R) P
9. Mallex Smith (L) CF
SP: Matt Wisler RHP (0-2, 4.26 ERA)
New York Mets (16-8):
1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. David Wright (R) 3B
3. Michael Conforto (L) LF
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Neil Walker (S) 2B
7. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
8. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
9. Matt Harvey (R) P
SP: Matt Harvey RHP (2-3, 4.76 ERA)
Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.
VS. ATLANTA: The Mets are 4-0 vs. Atlanta this year and 9-2 vs. the Braves in their last 11 match-ups dating to September 10, 2015, including 2-2 at Citi Field.
STREAKING METS: The Mets are 12-2 in their last 14 games and have won 14 of their last 17 contests…New York has won five straight series (Giants, Reds, Braves, Phillies and Indians)… The last time New York won six straight series was August 18-September 6, 2006.
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES: Matt Harvey has won two consecutive starts after losing four straight decisions…Harvey is 2-2 with a 2.92 ERA (eight earned runs/24.2 innings) with 26 strikeouts in four career starts vs. Atlanta.
HOME RUNS THE WRIGHT WAY: Hit his 36th career home run vs. Atlanta last night…He ranks second among active players with 36 homers vs. Atlanta, Ryan Howard is first with 50…Wright’s home run put the Mets ahead 1-0, it was the 85th career go-ahead home run of his career, tying him with Darryl Strawberry for the most such home runs in franchise history…Wright has 238 career home runs and he trails Strawberry by 14 home runs for most in team history (252).
BACK-TO-BACK: New York has hit five back-to-back home runs this year, the most in the majors…The Mets hit eight back-to- back home runs in 2015…The franchise record is 13 back-to-back homers in 2000.
HOT HITTERS: Yoenis Cespedes has three homers and 11 RBI over his last five games and five home runs and 16 RBI over his last eight contests…Michael Conforto has 14 RBI and has scored 13 runs in his last 14 games…Lucas Duda has five home runs and 10 RBI in his last 12 games.
SLUGGERS SLUGGING: The Mets are fifth in the majors with a .453 slugging percentage…Yoenis Cespedes (.684) ranks third in the NL in slugging, Michael Conforto (.614) is eighth and Neil Walker (.600) is 10th…According to Elias, this is the furthest into any season, in terms of games that the Mets have had three qualified players slugging over .600.
METS VS. WISLER: Matt Wisler made his major league debut last season against the Mets on June 19, 2015 and earned the win… Has made 3 career starts against the New York Mets all coming last season, while posting a 2-1 record with a 2.14 ERA…In 21 innings pitched Wisler has allowed 5 runs while posting a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 16/4…Notable Mets hitters numbers against Wisler are provided below…
- Kevin Plawecki: .400 (2-5, 1 HBP, 1 K)
- Michael Conforto: .500 (3-6)
- Yoenis Cespedes: .333 (2-6, 1 2B, 1 RBI)
- David Wright: .167 (1-6, 1 HR, 1 RBI)
- Lucas Duda: .125 (1-8, 2 BB, 1 K)
- Curtis Granderson: .111 (1-9, 2 BB, 1 K)