After winning the first two games of their three game set, the Atlanta Braves (12-5) are looking to break out the brooms against the New York Mets (8-9) this afternoon. The Braves now have a four game lead over the Mets in the National League East, and are looking to leave New York with a win on Easter Sunday. The Mets are looking to salvage the rubber game and win only their third home game of the season.
The Mets will send righty Zack Wheeler (1-2, 4.67 ERA) to the mound this afternoon. Wheeler is coming off a strong outing in his last start, as he held the Arizona Diamondbacks to two runs over 6.1 innings en route to picking up his first win of the season. The Braves will counter with right hander David Hale (0-0, 2.89 ERA), who is still looking for his first win of the year. First pitch for this afternoon's game is scheduled for 1:10 pm at Citi Field.
New York Mets Lineup:
- LF Eric Young Jr
- RF Curtis Granderson
- 3B David Wright
- 2B Daniel Murphy
- CF Chris Young
- 1B Lucas Duda
- C Anthony Recker
- SS Omar Quintanilla
- SP Zack Wheeler
- In an effort to get Curtis Granderson going, Terry Collins has flipped him and Daniel Murphy in the lineup. Granderson will hit second, in front of David Wright, while Murphy will hit cleanup.
- Anthony Recker will get a start behind the plate and bat seventh.
- Ruben Tejada gets his third day off in the last week as Omar Quintanilla starts at shortstop and will hit eighth.
- The Mets have not indicated who they will use if a save situation arises in today's game. Manager Terry Collins said after last night's game that he will likely remove Jose Valverde from the closer's role for the time being.
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