The Mets (65-85) play the second game of a three-game series against the Miami Marlins (70-80) on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. ET on SNY at Marlins Park.
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Seth Lugo (5.21 ERA/ 4.07 FIP, 1.46 WHIP), who took the loss in his last start against the Cubs. He allowed eight runs (seven earned) on nine hits while striking out four and walking one in three innings.
Lugo is still battling a partially torn elbow ligament in his throwing arm despite coming off the DL.
Who is starting for the Braves?
RHP Odrisamer Despaigne (4.35 ERA/4.38 FIP, 1.50 WHIP), who is making his sixth start of the year where he has yet to earn a win. His last start came against the Braves where he allowed five runs on four hits while striking out two and walking six in 3 2/3 innings.
Despaigne may have an 0-3 record with a 4.63 ERA, but he thrives at home with a 1.93 ERA in 23 1/3 innings.
The Mets are 4-6 in their last 10 games. They have 21 stolen bases in their last 23 games...Nori Aoki has reached base in all 15 games he has been a Met...Jose Reyes is hitting .329 with five doubles, one triple, and four home runs over his last 23 games.