Braves play the Mets leading series 1-0
New York Mets (98-59, second in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (98-59, first in the NL East)
Atlanta; Saturday, 7:20 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Max Scherzer (11-4, 2.13 ERA, .88 WHIP, 169 strikeouts); Braves: Kyle Wright (20-5, 3.18 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 171 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mets -127, Braves +107; over/under is 6 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Atlanta Braves lead 1-0 in a three-game series with the New York Mets.
Atlanta is 98-59 overall and 53-26 in home games. The Braves are 68-9 in games when they scored at least five runs.
New York is 98-59 overall and 47-32 in road games. The Mets have hit 162 total home runs to rank eighth in the NL.
The matchup Saturday is the 18th time these teams square off this season. The Mets have a 9-8 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Austin Riley leads the Braves with 38 home runs while slugging .534. Michael Harris II is 12-for-40 with a double, a triple, a home run and five RBI over the last 10 games.
Jeff McNeil ranks 10th on the Mets with a .322 batting average, and has 38 doubles, a triple, seven home runs, 39 walks and 60 RBI. Francisco Lindor is 15-for-43 with a home run and nine RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 6-4, .243 batting average, 2.70 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runs
Mets: 6-4, .264 batting average, 4.81 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runs
INJURIES: Braves: Max Fried: day-to-day (illness), 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: Darin Ruf: 10-Day IL (neck), 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)