Megill set to debut in New York against Atlanta


New York Mets (76-83, third in Eastern NL) vs. Atlanta Braves (86-72, first in Eastern NL)

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

PITCH LIKELY: Mets: Tylor Megill (3-6, 4.78 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 93 strikeouts) Braves: Huascar Ynoa (4-5, 3.98 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 94 strikeouts )

FANDUEL SPORT BOOK LINE: Braves -170, Mets +150; over / under is 8 1/2 strokes

BOTTOM LINE: Pete Alonso and the Mets face the Braves on Friday.

The Braves are 40-37 in home games in 2020. Atlanta is down 0.434 this season. Kyle Wright leads the team with a score of 0.667.

The Mets went 29-49 away from home. The New York hitters have posted a .312 based team percentage this season, led by Michael Conforto at .338.

The Braves won the last game 6-3. Jesse Chavez recorded his first win and Austin Riley went 2 for 4 with a homerun and three RBIs for Atlanta. Taijuan Walker recorded their fifth loss for New York.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ozzie Albies leads the Braves with 75 more hits and hits .258.

Pete Alonso leads the Mets with 142 hits and hits .257.

LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 8-2, 0.253 batting average, 3.07 ERA, outscored opponents by 24 points

Mets: 4-6, batting average of 0.237, ERA of 4.23, outscored by six points

INJURIES: Braves: Josh Tomlin: (neck), Mike Soroka: (achilles), Grant Dayton: (shoulder), Tucker Davidson: (forearm), Marcell Ozuna: (hand), Adam Duvall: (undisclosed), Ronald Acuna Jr .: (knee), Stephen Vogt: (hip).

Mets: Thomas Szapucki: (undisclosed), Robert Stock: (hamstrings), Drew Smith: (shoulder), David Peterson: (side), Corey Oswalt: (knee), Stephen Nogosek: (shoulder), Joey Lucchesi: (elbow), Robert Gsellman: (lat), Jacob deGrom: (forearm), Dellin Betances: (shoulder), Jose Martinez: (knee), JD Davis: (hand), Tomas Nido: (thumb).


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