The Mets (37-47, 13.0 GB in NL East) will look to avoid a sweep and end their seven-game skid against the Braves on Sunday at 7:05 p.m. at Citi Field.
The Mets have lost seven in a row and are 10 games under .500 with Saturday's loss to the Braves. Seth Lugo blew a 4-3 lead in the eighth inning, making it 18 of the Mets' last 20 games in which the pen has allowed at least one run. The staff is 1-8 with a 7.39 ERA in that span. ... Wilson Ramos has been one of the hottest Mets bats this month, hitting .320 with seven home runs, 17 RBI and 18 runs scored in his last 31 games. ... Dominic Smith has homered in four of his last six games and is hitting .360 with a 1.287 OPS. ...
|Ronald Acuna Jr., CF||Jeff McNeil, RF|
|Dansby Swanson, SS||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Freddie Freeman, 1B||J.D. Davis, LF|
|Josh Donaldson, 3B||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Nick Markakis, RF||Robinson Cano, 2B|
|Austin Riley, LF||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Johan Camargo, RF||Tomas Nido, C|
|Tyler Flowers, C||Juan Lagares, CF|
|Max Fried, LHP||Noah Syndergaard, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Noah Syndergaard (5-4, 4.55 ERA), who is making his first start since he was placed on the IL with strained right hamstring on June 16. Syndergaard struck out nine in five innings a rehab start and has not pitched against Atlanta yet this year.
Who is starting for the Braves?
LHP Max Fried (9-3, 3.96 ERA), who allowed two runs on two hits while striking out eight and walking five in his last start against the Cubs.
The Mets play the second leg of the Subway Series against the Yankees, this time at Citi Field starting Tuesday at 7:10 p.m.