The Mets (63-84) continue their three-game series against the Atlanta Braves (67-79) on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. ET on WPIX at SunTrust Park.
|Nori Aoki, RF||Ender Inciarte, CF|
|Brandon Nimmo, LF||Ozzie Albies, 2B|
|Asdrubal Cabrera, 3B||Freddie Freeman, 1B|
|Dominic Smith, 1B||Nick Markakis, RF|
|Travis d'Arnaud, C||Kurt Suzuki, C|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Rio Ruiz, 3B|
|Juan Lagares, CF||Johan Camargo, SS|
|Gavin Cecchini, 2B||Jace Peterson, LF|
|Jacob deGrom, P||R.A. Dickey, P|
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (14-9, 3.63 ERA) is looking to avoid his fifth loss in his last seven starts on Saturday. The three-year pitcher had a solid outing in his last start against the Reds -- he gave up just three hits and two runs and struck out 10 in six innings -- but he gave up a combined 13 runs in two games versus the Phillies (early September) and Reds (late August).
Who is starting for the Braves?
RHP R.A. Dickey (9-9, 4.28 ERA) gave up 14 hits and 12 runs in his last two outings, including two home runs. He did have a superb outing on September 30, when he held the Phillies to one run on seven hits and struck out nine batters.
The Mets lead the NL and are tied for sixth in the majors with 211 home runs -- the second-highest total in team history...Dominic Smith is batting .300 with four doubles, four home runs and 12 RBI in 14 games this month...Asdrubal Cabrera leads all major leaguers with a .455 batting average and is tied for first in the NL with a .500 OBP this month.