The Mets (37-45, 11.0 GB in NL East) return to Citi Field for a three-game set with the Atlanta Braves (48-34, 4.5 GA in NL East) on Friday night at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.
The Mets have dropped five straight games, matching their season-low. ... The Mets have homered in 23 of their 25 games in the month of June, hitting a total of 45 home runs in the month. Atlanta leads the Major Leagues with 52 home runs in June. ... Michael Conforto has reached base in 26 straight home games.
|Ronald Acuna Jr., CF||Jeff McNeil, RF|
|Dansby Swanson, SS||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Freddie Freeman, 1B||Robinson Cano, 2B|
|Josh Donaldson, 3B||Michael Conforto, CF|
|Ozzie Albies, 2B||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Austin Riley, LF||Dominic Smith, LF|
|Johan Camargo, RF||Wilson Ramos, C|
|Tyler Flowers, C||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Julio Teheran, P||Steven Matz, P|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
LHP Steven Matz (5-6, 4.85 ERA), who has struggled in his last two starts, allowing 12 runs over 9.1 innings, sending his ERA up nearly a whole run. One of those starts came against the Braves, where he allowed five runs on six hits and four walks over five innings of work. ... Matz is a much better pitcher at home, though, where he is 3-0 with a 2.25 ERA.
Who is starting for the Braves?
RHP Julio Teheran (5-6, 3.94 ERA), who is also struggling. He has allowed 13 runs over his last two starts, including a loss against the Mets in which he allowed six runs on eight hits and three walks.
The Mets finish their series with the Braves at Citi Field with RHP Noah Syndergaard returning to the mound while the Braves will have RHP Max Fried take the rubber on Sunday at 7:10 p.m.