The Mets (9-5, first place in NL East) face the Braves (8-6, third place in NL East) on Sunday night as the teams conclude a four-game set at 7:08 p.m.
After batting eighth Friday and starting Saturday on the bench, Brandon Nimmo returns to the leadoff spot for the Mets. A slow start to the season prompted the move down the lineup, but he was 3-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBI on Friday. ... Jeff McNeil had batted first during the last two games. He'll hit sixth on Sunday and play in left field. ... Michael Conforto entered the series hot at the dish, has cooled off a tad with a 2-for-10 showing in Atlanta. He has drawn four walks over three games, though.
|Brandon Nimmo, CF||Ozzie Albies, 2B|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Josh Donaldson, 3B|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||Freddie Freeman, 1B|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Ronald Acuna Jr., CF|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Nick Markakis, RF|
|Jeff McNeil, LF||Johan Camargo, SS|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Ender Inciarte, CF|
|J.D. Davis, 3B||Tyler Flowers, C|
|Jacob deGrom, RHP||Julio Teheran, RHP|
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom will look to bounce back after his worst start since 2017. The 2018 Cy Young Award winner surrendered six runs against the Twins during his last start, marking the first time he didn't turn in a quality start in 26 tries. He'll look to kick off a new streak against the Braves, a team he owns a career 1.70 ERA against over 17 starts.
Who is starting for the Braves?
RHP Julio Teheran has always enjoyed starting against the Mets. He is 9-7 with a 2.39 ERA against New York over 24 career starts. During his last start, in Colorado, Teheran allowed six earned runs on three walks and five hits .
The Mets will stay on the road and head to Philadelphia for a three-game set.
RHP Noah Syndergaard is scheduled to face Phillies RHP Aaron Nola in the series opener, with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m.