The Mets (13-5) look to even up a four-game set with the Braves (11-7) in Atlanta on Friday night on SNY at 7:35.
Matt Harvey had a rough outing against the Braves to open up the series Thursday night. He allowed six runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out four over six innings. With his third rough outing in the books, Harvey owns a 6.00 ERA and 1.43 WHIP over 21.0 innings. ... Last night marked the Mets' first loss on the road this season. They were previously 6-0 to start off their 2018 season.
|Michael Conforto, CF||Ender Inciarte, CF|
|Yoenis Cespedes, LF||Ozzie Albies, 2B|
|Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B||Freddie Freeman, 1B|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||Nick Markakis, RF|
|Wilmer Flores, 1B||Kurt Suzuki, C|
|Jay Bruce, RF||Preston Tucker, LF|
|Tomas Nido, C||Dansby Swanson, SS|
|Noah Syndergaard, RHP||Ryan Flaherty, 3B|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Sean Newcomb, LHP|
Who is starting tonight for the Mets?
RHP Noah Syndergaard (2.95/2.10 FIP, 1.03 WHIP in 21.1 innings over three starts), who took a no-decision in his last start against the Brewers. Syndergaard allow just one, unearned run on two hits while striking out 11 and walking one in 5.1 innings pitched.
Syndergaard is still looking for that dominant outing that has eluded him so far this season. He has yet to go passed the sixth inning in all four of his starts. The Mets, however, are 12-3 in his last 15 starts. ...Syndergaard currently ranks third in the National League with 33 strikeouts on the season. ... Thor will look for his first career win against the Braves tonight. He has a 3.92 ERA over four starts against Atlanta
Who is starting tonight for the Braves?
LHP Sean Newcomb (4.02 ERA/3.52 FIP, 1.53 WHIP over 15.2 innings in three starts), who saw a no-decision in his last outing against the Cubs. He allowed three runs (two earned) one six hits including a homer, while striking out seven and walking four over 5.1 innings.
The 6-foot-5 lefty had a rough outing in his first home start this season, as he allowed six runs (five earned) on just five hits and four walks against the Nationals. He will look to reverse that tonight at SunTrust Park.
More Mets notes...
The Mets are 9-3 against NL East opponents this season. ... As a team, New York has eight homers in their last seven games, including two bombs last night. Overall, they have 19 home runs over their first 18 games. ... The Mets own a .335 on-base percentage, which is sixth-best in the MLB. Todd Frazier is tied seventh in the NL with a .434 OBP. ... Michael Conforto has reached base safely in all 13 games he has played this season.