The Mets (35-38, 7.5 GB in NL East) wrap up their three-game series against the Atlanta Braves (43-31, 3.0 game lead in NL East) on Wednesday at 7:20 p.m. at SunTrust Park.
The Mets are 3-6 in rubber games this season, though they have won each of their last two. ... The Mets have slugged 27 home runs during the month of June, tied for the third-most in the National League. ... Michael Conforto has strung together a nine-game hitting streak, driving in six runs with a pair of homers during that span.
|Jeff McNeil, 2B||Ronald Acuna Jr., CF|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Dansby Swanson, SS|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Freddie Freeman, 1B|
|J.D. Davis, LF||Josh Donaldson, 3B|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||Austin Riley, LF|
|Wilson Ramos, C||Ozzie Albies, 2B|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Tyler Flowers, C|
|Juan Lagares, CF||Charlie Culberson, RF|
|Steven Matz, LHP||Max Fried, LHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
LHP Steven Matz (5-4, 3.93 ERA), who pitched to a no-decision his last time out against St. Louis, going six innings while allowing four runs (three earned). ... Matz has gone exactly six innings in each of his last five outings, while the Mets have gone 3-2 during that span. ... Matz homered against St. Louis in his last start, becoming the fourth Mets starter to hit a home run this season. ... Matz is unbeaten in eight career starts against the Braves, going 5-0.
Who is starting for the Braves?
LHP Max Fried (7-3, 3.11 ERA), who was hit hard by the Phillies in his last start, allowing five earned runs in 4.2 innings of work. ... The Braves have an 8-1 record in Fried's last nine starts. ... Fried has allowed four earned runs or more in three of his last four starts.
The Mets head to Chicago for a four-game set with the Cubs, starting on Thursday night at 8:05 p.m. RHP Walker Lockett will make his Mets debut, while Tyler Chatwood (3-1, 3.60 ERA) goes for the Cubs.