The Mets (61-58, 9.0 GB in NL East, 2.0 GB in Wild Card) continue a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves (71-50, 6.0 GA in NL East) on Wednesday night at 7:20 p.m. at SunTrust Park.
The Mets placed Jeff McNeil on the 10-day IL before Wednesday's game. ... Ruben Tejada is making his first appearance in the Mets lineup since the 2015 postseason. ... The Mets are just 4-7 against the Braves this season, but still have a winning record overall against the NL East.
|Ronald Acuna Jr., RF||Amed Rosario, SS|
|Ozzie Albies, 2B||J.D. Davis, LF|
|Freddie Freeman, 1B||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Josh Donaldson, 3B||Wilson Ramos, C|
|Adan Duvall, LF||Michael Conforto, RF|
|Johan Camargo, SS||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Ender Inciarte, CF||Ruben Tejada, 2B|
|Tyler Flowers, C||Juan Lagares, CF|
|Dallas Keuchel, LHP||Steven Matz, LHP|
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Who is starting for the Mets?
LHP Steven Matz (7-7, 4.49 ERA), who picked up his seventh win of the season his last time out, going 6.2 innings against the Marlins, allowing just two earned runs. ... Matz's last start against the Braves came on June 29, allowing two runs in two innings before being pulled due to a 70-minute rain delay. ... Since that start, Matz has pitched to a 3.62 ERA and a 2-1 record.
Who is starting for the Braves?
LHP Dallas Keuchel (3-5, 4.83 ERA), who was rocked by the Marlins in his last start, allowing eight earned runs in just 3.2 innings. Keuchel allowed a season-high three home runs in the 9-2 Marlins win. ... The left-hander has struggled in his last five starts, pitching to a 6.83 ERA, allowing 21 earned runs in 27.2 innings.
The Mets and Braves finish off their three-game set on Thursday night in Atlanta. Marcus Stroman (6-11, 3.20 ERA) will make his third start for the Mets, facing Julio Teheran (7-7, 3.35 ERA).