The Mets (28-34) open a quick two-game series against the Braves (37-28) on Tuesday night at SunTrust Park at 7:35 on SNY.
This is the final series the Mets will play in Atlanta this season... the Mets are 3-4 in Atlanta this season. The Mets have hit 18 home runs in their fist 17 games at SunTrust Park. The Mets snapped an eight-game losing streak on Sunday in the series finale against the Yankees... the Mets shut out an opponent on Sunday for the fourth time this season.
|Ozzie Albies, 2B||Michael Conforto, CF|
|Dansby Swanson, SS||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Freddie Freeman, 1B||Brandon Nimmo, LF|
|Nick Markakis, RF||Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B|
|Tyler Flowers, C||Jay Bruce, RF|
|Johan Camargo, 3B||Devin Mesoraco, C|
|Ender Inciarte, CF||Dominic Smith, 1B|
|Charlie Culberson, LF||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Mike Foltynewicz, RHP||Zack Wheeler, RHP|
Who is starting tonight for the Mets?
RHP Zack Wheeler (4.57 ERA/3.77 FIP, 1.381 WHIP in 63 innings over 11 starts), who pitched seven shutout innings against the Orioles his last time out. Wheeler's seven-inning outing marked the second time he logged seven innings in a start this season, along with his season-opening outing when he limited the Marlins to one run.
Wheeler is making his first career start at SunTrust Park, which is about files miles from where he was born. His last outing on the road against the Braves was on September 19, 2014, when he earned the victory. He is 2-1 with a 1.93 ERA and has 24 strikeouts in four starts in Atlanta.
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Who is starting tonight for the Braves?
RHP Mike Foltynewicz (2.31 ERA/2.98 FIP, 1.189 WHIP in 74 innings over 13 starts), who allowed two runs on five hits in five inings against the Padres on June 6. On June 1, he pitched a two-hit, complete-game shutout against the Nationals and struck out 11 batters.
Tuesday's outing marks the first time he will face the Mets this season.
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More Mets notes...
The Mets have been limited to one run or fewer 16 times this season, which is third-most in the majors. Todd Frazier has homered in consecutive games for the first time since September of last season when he was with the Yankees. Brandon Nimmo has 13 extra-base hits in his last 18 games... Devin Mesoraco has five homers and 10 RBI in 22 games with the Mets. Mets starters have a 2.34 ERA in the last 21 games, which is the best mark in the majors during that timeframe.