The Mets will look to bounce back against the Braves at Citi Field on Saturday night at 7:10 p.m.
The Mets have dropped four straight games and have won just three of the 14 games they have played against the Braves this season. The Braves have won all five games against the Mets at Citi Field... Brandon Nimmo has a .373 on-base percentage ... Michael Conforto is hitting .289 with three homers, four doubles, and nine RBI in 13 games since the All-Star beak... Amed Rosario has three stolen bases since the All-Star break, which is seventh in the majors.
|Ronald Acuna Jr, LF||Brandon Nimmo, RF|
|Ozzie Albies, 2B||Wilmer Flores, 1B|
|Freddie Freeman, 1B||Michael Conforto, LF|
|Nick Markakis, RF||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Johan Camargo, 3B||Jeff McNeil, 2B|
|Ender Inciarte, CF||Austin Jackson, CF|
|Tyler Flowers, C||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Dansby Swanson, SS||Kevin Plawecki, C|
|Kevin Gausman, RHP||Zack Wheeler, RHP|
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Zack Wheeler (4.11 ERA/3.58 FIP and 1.587 WHIP in 120.1 innings this season), who is fresh off an impressive outing against the Pirates on July 29 when he drove in the only run of the game and pitched six shutout innings.
Wheeler is looking for a better night against the Braves than his last one on June 12, when he allowed six earned runs in 5 2/3 innings in Atlanta.
Who is starting for the Braves?
RHP Kevin Gausman (4.43 ERA/4.59 FIP and 1.379 WHIP in 124 innings this season) will make his first start with the Braves after he was traded from the Orioles ahead of the trade deadline.
Gausman limited the Rays to two runs in seven innings on July 28.
More Mets notes
The first 25,000 fans will get a Noah Syndergaard bobblehead... The Mets are hosting their third annual Pride night at Citi Field.