The Mets (66-89) kick off their final homestand of the season with a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves (70-84) on Monday at 4:10 p.m. ET at Citi Field.
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Chris Flexen (7.13 ERA/6.87 FIP, 1.99 WHIP), who took the loss in his last start against the Astros on Sept. 3. He allowed seven runs on nine hits (two homers) in four innings.
Flexen has been working out of the bullpen with his latest appearance coming on Sept. 20 against the Marlins. He went two innings allowing no hits while striking out one and walking two on eight batters faced.
Who is starting for the Braves?
RHP Lucas Sims (5.14 ERA/5.05 FIP, 1.41 WHIP), who earned the no-decision in his last start against the Nationals. He allowed just one solo homer on three hits while striking out six and walking two in five innings.
Sims struggles on the road, owning a 7.40 ERA and .322 opponent batting average in 20 2/3 innings this season.
The Mets are 3-7 in their last 10 games. They are hitting .275 as a team this month, which is good for third in the majors...The Mets need one more homer to break the franchise record for most in a single season (219)...Jose Reyes is hitting .346 with six doubles, one triple, five home runs, and 17 RBI in his last 28 games...Nori Aoki is batting .313 with seven doubles, eight RBI, and 12 runs scored since signing with the Mets.