Seth Lugo (3-2, 2.38 ERA) is on the hill for the New York Mets (75-67) as they square off against Williams Perez (2-2, 5.47 ERA) and the Atlanta Braves (55-87) in the last of a three-game series at Turner Field. The Braves won the last game 4-3, and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 1:35 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sep. 11 and can be seen on SNY and FSSO.
Perez pitched 2.1 innings in his most recent start, surrendering six runs and striking out two in a 9-7 defeat to the Nationals. Freddie Freeman (.292, 87 Rs, 29 HRs, 73 RBIs, 4 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. Lugo went 7.0 innings, surrendering one run and striking out four in a 5-1 win over the Nationals in his last outing. Yoenis Cespedes (.293, 62 Rs, 29 HRs, 73 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 5 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and one RBI.
The Braves are 25-34 against their divisional rivals, while the Mets are 31-28 against their division.
Atlanta recorded at least two errors for the 27th time this season.
The Braves managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Mets who are coming in with a 33-19 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Braves are 7-60. The Mets have a 20-52 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 30th in home runs, Atlanta has hit 103 this season. New York ranks fifth with 194 home runs.
Ranking 16th, New York is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 435 this season. Atlanta ranks in the top half with 443.
When the Braves hit at least one home run, they are 32-36. When the Mets hit at least one homer, they have a 65-37 record.