Braves to take on Mets on the road

Atlanta Braves (49-51, third in the NL East) vs. New York Mets (53-45, first in the NL East)

Flushing, Queens; Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Charlie Morton (9-3, 4.05 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 130 strikeouts) Mets: TBD

BOTTOM LINE: New York and Atlanta will play on Tuesday.

The Mets are 31-16 on their home turf. The New York pitching staff averages 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings, Rich Hill leads them with a mark of 8.3.

The Braves are 23-26 on the road. Atlanta has slugged .425 this season. Freddie Freeman leads the team with a .514 slugging percentage, including 37 extra-base hits and 23 home runs.

The Mets won the last meeting 1-0. Trevor May earned his third victory and Jeff McNeil went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for New York. Luke Jackson took his second loss for Atlanta.

TOP PERFORMERS: Pete Alonso leads the Mets with 34 extra base hits and is batting .259.

Freeman leads the Braves with 106 hits and is batting .288.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mets: 6-4, .291 batting average, 3.95 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs

Braves: 5-5, .259 batting average, 2.56 ERA, outscored opponents by 20 runs

INJURIES: Mets: Jordan Yamamoto: (shoulder), Noah Syndergaard: (elbow), Robert Stock: (hamstring), Sean Reid-Foley: (elbow), David Peterson: (side), Corey Oswalt: (knee), Stephen Nogosek: (shoulder), Joey Lucchesi: (elbow), Tommy Hunter: (back), Robert Gsellman: (lat), Jacob deGrom: (forearm), Carlos Carrasco: (hamstring), Dellin Betances: (shoulder), Jose Peraza: (finger), Jose Martinez: (knee), Francisco Lindor: (oblique).

Braves: Huascar Ynoa: (hand), Mike Soroka: (achilles), Drew Smyly: (knee), Grant Dayton: (shoulder), Tucker Davidson: (forearm), Ian Anderson: (shoulder), Marcell Ozuna: (hand), Ronald Acuna Jr.: (knee), Travis d’Arnaud: (left thumb).

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