Braves look for 100th win this season, host the Mets

October 2, 2022 GMT

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.

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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)

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