The Mets (66-90) play game two of their doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves (71-84) on Monday at Citi Field.
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Seth Lugo (5.03 ERA/4.13 FIP, 1.43 WHIP), who earned a no-decision in his last start against the Marlins. He allowed just one run -- a solo home run -- on four hits while striking out three and walking one in five innings.
Lugo is 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA in two career starts against the Braves. In his last 12 games, opponents are hitting .234 of his curveball.
Who is starting for the Braves?
LHP Max Fried (4.41 ERA/5.97 FIP, 1.65 WHIP), who earned a no-decision in his last start against the Marlins. He allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits while striking out three and walking one in 3 2/3 innings.
Fried made a bullpen appearance against the Mets in his last trip to the mound. He struck out two of his three batters faced in one inning.
The Mets have lost 11 of their last 14 to reach 90 losses for the first time since 2009...After beginning September by hitting safely in 12 of 15 games, Dominic Smith has gone 3-for-31 (.097) with 14 strikeouts in his last eight contests...Juan Lagares went 3-for-3 in game one of Monday's doubleheader.