The Mets (34-38, 8.5 GB in NL East) continue their crucial three-game series against the Atlanta Braves (43-30, 3.0 game lead in NL East) on Tuesday at 7:20 p.m. at SunTrust Park.
The Mets have dropped four out of five and have come up on the losing end in six of their last 10 games. ... The Mets have gone 18-14 against the NL East this season, the most wins within the division. ... Mets relievers have allowed a run in each of their last eight games, going 0-3 in that span with a 8.51 ERA.
|Jeff McNeil, LF||Ronald Acuna Jr., CF|
|Pete Alonso, 1B||Dansby Swanson, SS|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||Freddie Freeman, 1B|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Josh Donaldson, 3B|
|Todd Frazier, 3B||Nick Markakis, RF|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Austin Riley, LF|
|Carlos Gomez, CF||Brian McCann, C|
|Tomas Nido, C||Ozzie Albies, 2B|
|Jacob deGrom, RHP||Julio Teheran, RHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (3-6, 3.38 ERA), who pitched seven innings of two-run ball in a game that the Mets' bullpen couldn't hold on to win. ... DeGrom has held opponents to two runs or fewer in each of his last five outings. ... Since the end of April, deGrom has lowered his ERA from 4.85 to 3.38.
Who is starting for the Braves?
RHP Julio Teheran (5-4, 2.92 ERA), who earned his fifth win of the season his last time out, allowing just two runs (one earned) over six innings or work against Pittsburgh. ... Teheran is 10-7 in his career against the Mets in 26 appearances. ... He beat the Mets earlier this season, going six innings while allowing just one run.
The Mets and Braves wrap up their three-game set on Wednesday at 7:20 p.m. on SNY. It will be a battle of lefties as Steven Matz (5-4, 3.93 ERA) faces off with Atlanta's Max Fried (7-3, 4.11 ERA).