Bartolo Colon (13-11, 4.18 ERA) gets the start as the Mets (78-61) oppose Shelby Miller (5-13, 2.81 ERA) and the Braves (56-84) in Atlanta on Thursday on SNY in the opener of a four-game series.
|1. Curtis Granderson RF||1. Nick Markakis RF|
|2. Yoenis Cespedes CF||2. Hector Olivera 3B|
|3. Lucas Duda 1B||3. Freddie Freeman 1B|
|4. Juan Uribe 3B||4. A.J. Pierzynski C|
|5. Michael Conforto LF||5. Nick Swisher LF|
|6. Wilmer Flores SS||6. Jace Peterson 2B|
|7. Kelly Johnson 2B||7. Andrelton Simmons SS|
|8. Kevin Plawecki C||8. Michael Bourn CF|
|9. Bartolo Colon RHP||9. Shelby Miller RHP|
Colon Notes: Is in the midst of a career-high 25-inning scoreless streak. It's the longest streak by a pitcher at least 42 years old since Hoyt Wilhelm tossed 25 1/3 scoreless innings in 1967. Colon's scoreless streak is the longest active one in the majors. Colon has 20 wins since the 2014 All-Star break, tied for the sixth-most in the majors during that span.
Miller Notes: Is 0-12 with a 3.46 ERA over his last 20 starts, the longest winless streak by a Brave since the team moved to Atlanta in 1966.Over his last four starts, Miller has posted a 5.18 ERA. In three career starts against the Mets, Miller is 0-1 with a 3.50 ERA.
Mets Notes: Since July 25, the Mets are tied for the major league lead in runs scored with 255 and lead the majors in home runs (75), RBI (246), and slugging (495). The Mets are tied with Toronto for most home runs since the All-Star break (77). Yoenis Cespedes has hit a home run in six of his last eight games and has reached base safely in 31 of 35 games with an at-bat since being acquired from Detroit. Michael Conforto has three home runs and seven RBI over his last eight games.
Braves Notes: After a stretch of 20 losses in 22 games, the Braves took two of three games from the Phillies during their last series. Atlanta has lost eight straight games at home, their longest such streak since 1988. Have the second-worst run differential (-170) in the majors.