Braves open 3-game series with the Mets

September 30, 2022 GMT

New York Mets (98-58, first in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (97-59, second in the NL East)

Atlanta; Friday, 7:20 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Jacob deGrom (5-3, 2.93 ERA, .72 WHIP, 91 strikeouts); Braves: Max Fried (13-7, 2.50 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 167 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mets -121, Braves +103; over/under is 6 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Atlanta Braves host the New York Mets to open a three-game series.

Atlanta is 97-59 overall and 52-26 at home. Braves hitters are batting a collective .253, which ranks fourth in the NL.

New York is 98-58 overall and 47-31 in road games. Mets pitchers have a collective 3.58 ERA, which ranks eighth in MLB play.

The matchup Friday is the 17th meeting between these teams this season. The Mets have a 9-7 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Austin Riley has 38 doubles, two triples and 37 home runs for the Braves. Eddie Rosario is 10-for-28 with three doubles, a home run and three RBI over the last 10 games.

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Francisco Lindor has 24 doubles, five triples, 25 home runs and 103 RBI while hitting .274 for the Mets. Jeff McNeil is 13-for-39 with a double over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 6-4, .249 batting average, 2.70 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runs

Mets: 7-3, .259 batting average, 4.35 ERA, outscored opponents by 18 runs

INJURIES: Braves: Huascar Ynoa: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), Spencer Strider: 15-Day IL (oblique), Ozzie Albies: 10-Day IL (finger), Kirby Yates: 15-Day IL (elbow), Darren O’Day: 60-Day IL (calf), Chadwick Tromp: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Adam Duvall: 60-Day IL (wrist), Luke Jackson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Manny Pina: 60-Day IL (wrist)

Mets: Tommy Hunter: 15-Day IL (back), Mychal Givens: 15-Day IL (undisclosed), Bryce Montes de Oca: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Starling Marte: 10-Day IL (hand), Brett Baty: 10-Day IL (thumb), Sean Reid-Foley: 60-Day IL (elbow), John Curtiss: 60-Day IL (elbow), Joey Lucchesi: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.