The Mets (9-4, first place in NL East) face the Braves (7-6, third place in NL East) on Saturday night in Atlanta at 7:20 p.m. on SNY.
The Mets have won three games in a row for the second time this season and have the best winning percentage (.692) in the National League. ... The Mets are 23-12 in their last 35 games in Atlanta. ... Jason Vargas has a 2.72 ERA over his last nine starts (49.2 innings) dating back to Aug. 14, 2018. ... All six of Pete Alonso's homers have come off relievers in the seventh inning or later.
|Jeff McNeil, 2B||Ozzie Albies, 2B|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Josh Donaldson, 3B|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Freddie Freeman, 1B|
|J.D. Davis, 3B||Ronald Acuna Jr., CF|
|Travis d'Arnaud, C||Nick Markakis, RF|
|Keon Broxton, LF||Dansby Swanson, SS|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Johan Camargo, LF|
|Juan Lagares, CF||Alex Jackson, C|
|Jason Vargas, LHP||Sean Newcomb, LHP|
Who is starting for the Mets?
LHP Jason Vargas (9.00 ERA, 2.17 WHIP in 6.0 innings this season), who allowed two runs on five hits in 5.0 innings in his first start of the season, was skipped during the most recent turn through the rotation, and allowed four runs on four hits in just 1.0 inning of relief on April 9.
Who is starting for the Braves?
LHP Sean Newcomb (1.64 ERA, 1.45 WHIP in 11.0 innings over two starts), who allowed two runs on four hits while walking two and striking out two in 7.0 innings against the Marlins on April 7.
The Mets wrap up their series with the Braves on Sunday night at 7:08.
RHP Jacob deGrom gets the start for the Mets, opposed by RHP Julio Teheran for Atlanta.