New York faces off against Atlanta in division play
Atlanta; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Braves favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 10 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta will host New York in a matchup of division rivals.
The Braves are 31-20 against opponents from the NL East. Atlanta has slugged .460, good for second in the National League. Freddie Freeman leads the team with a .568 slugging percentage, including 59 extra-base hits and 29 home runs.
The Mets are 29-26 against NL East Division opponents. New York’s lineup has 176 home runs this season, Pete Alonso leads them with 38 homers. The Braves won the last meeting 5-3. Max Fried secured his 14th victory and Ronald Acuna Jr. went 2-for-5 with a home run and an RBI for Atlanta. Zack Wheeler registered his seventh loss for New York.
TOP PERFORMERS: Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the Braves with 34 home runs and is slugging .545. Freeman is 15-for-36 with a double, three home runs and 11 RBIs over the last 10 games for Atlanta.
LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 6-4, .277 batting average, 5.44 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs
Mets: 8-2, .278 batting average, 3.34 ERA, outscored opponents by 25 runs
Mets Injuries: Drew Smith: (elbow), Jacob Rhame: (elbow), Dominic Smith: (foot), Brandon Nimmo: (neck), Yoenis Cespedes: (heels), Jeff McNeil: (hamstring), Jed Lowrie: (knee), Robinson Cano: (hamstring).