The red hot Mets travel to Atlanta for the first of a pivotal three-game series. New York is 15-2 in its last 17 games, including two separate win streaks of seven and eight games. Even with the Mets' impressive play, the Braves still control the NL East comfortably, with a six-game lead over the Washington Nationals.
How to Live Stream Braves vs Mets
The NL East matchup is set to start at 7:20 p.m. EST and can be seen nationally on MLB Network, as well as regionally on SNY and FOX Sports Southeast. Streaming is available on MLB.TV and the Reddit MLB Streams subreddit.
The Nationals snapped the Mets' eight-game winning streak, but not without Jeff McNeil and Wilson Ramos putting up a fight. McNeil was 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs, 1 run and 1 walk at the leadoff spot Monday. Ramos was also 2-for-4 with a run for New York, increasing his average to .270 on the season. McNeil is hitting .334 with a .403 OBP this year. Both McNeil and Ramos return to the lineup Tuesday night, hitting first and fifth, respectively.
Zack Wheeler, the right-hander who dominated trade rumors for the Mets only to find himself sticking around, takes the bump for New York in the series opener. Since the deadline passed, Wheeler has been dominant for the Mets, posting 15 straight scoreless innings in two starts.
The Braves are coming off a win over the Miami Marlins thanks in no small part to Ender Inciarte and Ronald Acuña Jr. Both players hit home runs, with Enciarte belting a three-run shot in the fourth and Acuña hitting a solo shot in the fifth. Inciarte finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored. Both outfielders return to the lineup for the series opener.
The Braves send Max Fried to the hill in hopes of capturing his fifth straight victory. Fried is 13-4 on the season with a 4.11 ERA and 122 strikeouts.