Sun, Oct 2, 2022 3:01 AM
By The Associated Press, Data Skrive
New York Mets (98-60, second in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (99-59, first in the NL East)
Atlanta; Sunday, 7:08 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Chris Bassitt (15-8, 3.27 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 165 strikeouts); Braves: Charlie Morton (9-6, 4.29 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 200 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Braves -130, Mets +110; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Atlanta Braves will aim for their 100th victory this season when they host the New York Mets.
Atlanta is 99-59 overall and 54-26 at home. The Braves have gone 41-24 in games when they did not allow a home run.
New York is 47-33 on the road and 98-60 overall. Mets pitchers have a collective 3.60 ERA, which ranks third in the NL.
Sunday's game is the 19th time these teams square off this season. The season series is tied 9-9.
TOP PERFORMERS: Austin Riley has 38 home runs, 55 walks and 93 RBI while hitting .278 for the Braves. Michael Harris II is 11-for-42 with a double, a triple, a home run and five RBI over the past 10 games.
Pete Alonso has 40 home runs, 64 walks and 131 RBI while hitting .268 for the Mets. Francisco Lindor is 15-for-42 with three doubles, a triple, a home run and nine RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 6-4, .254 batting average, 2.80 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs
Mets: 5-5, .254 batting average, 4.97 ERA, outscored opponents by five 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)