Atlanta Braves (7-19):
1. Mallex Smith (L) CF
2. Adonis Garcia (R) 3B
3. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B
4. Jeff Francoeur (R) LF
5. Tyler Flowers (R) C
6. Chase d’Arnaud (R) RF
7. Daniel Castro (R) 2B
8. Erick Aybar (S) SS
9. Jhoulys Chacin (R) P
SP: Jhoulys Chacin RHP (1-1, 3.27 ERA)
New York Mets (16-9):
1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Michael Conforto (L) LF
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Neil Walker (S) 2B
7. Wilmer Flores (R) 3B
8. Rene Rivera (R) C
9. Steven Matz (R) P
SP: Steven Matz LHP (3-1, 3.86 ERA)
Today’s game can be seen on SNY.
VS. ATLANTA: The Mets are 4-1 vs. Atlanta this year and 9-3 vs. the Braves in their last 12 match-ups dating to September 10, 2015, including 2-3 at Citi Field.
SERIES STREAKING METS: 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 Mets are 1-1 in rubber games this year, including 0-1 at home.
MEET THE MATZ: Steven Matz is 7-1 in his first 10 regular season starts and the Mets are 8-2…Matz’s seven wins are the most by any pitcher through their first 10 starts in club history…Has won a career-high three straight decisions …Over his last three starts, Matz has posted a 0.93 ERA (two earned runs/19.1 innings) while going 3-0…He has issued five walks and struck 21 during that stretch.
THROUGH 25 GAMES: The Met hit 36 home runs in their first 25 games of the year, one shy of their highest total in the first 25 games…New York had 37 home runs after 25 contests in 1988.
PITCHERS DELIGHT: The Mets rank fourth in the majors with a 2.84 team ERA…New York is third in the majors with 230 strike- outs and has allowed the fewest homers (12)…New York starters have posted a 2.87 ERA, the third-best mark in the majors and the bullpen has a 2.79 ERA, the eighth-best in the majors.
YO: Yoenis Cespedes has three homers and 11 RBI over his last six games and five home runs and 16 RBI over his last nine contests…Cespedes is tied for second in the majors with 25 RBI…His eight home runs are tied for the eighth-most in the majors…Connected on his 25th home run in his 77th game with the Mets to become the quickest player to hit 25 homers in team history.
METS VS. CHACIN: Jhoulys Chacin faces New York for the second time this season and for the seventh time in his career…Dropped an 8-2 decision to the Mets on 4/23 of this season, allowing four runs, three earned, over 5.2 innings…In his career against the Mets, Chacin is 1-3 with a 3.23 ERA in six games, five starts…Last beat the Mets on 8/21/12 at Citi Field, where he is 1-1 with a 1.93 ERA (3 ER/14.0 IP) in three games, two starts…Notable Mets hitters numbers against Chacin are provided below…
- Neil Walker: .273 (3-11, 2 2B, 1 RBI)
- Curtis Granderson: .500 (2-4, 1 RBI, 2 BB)
- Wilmer Flores: .333 (1-3)
- Michael Conforto: .667 (2-3)
- Asdrubal Cabrera: .000 (0-6, 3 BB, 1 K)