Atlanta Braves host division-rival Mets
New York Mets (9-4, first in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (7-6, third in the NL East)
Atlanta; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Jason Vargas (1-0, 9.00 ERA) Braves: Sean Newcomb (0-0, 1.64 ERA)
LINE: Braves favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta hosts New York in game two of a four-game series.
The Braves went 49-27 in division play in 2018. Atlanta pitchers struck out 8.8 hitters per game last season with a staff ERA of 3.75.
The Mets went 40-36 in division play in 2018. New York hit .234 as a team last year and averaged 2.9 extra base hits per game. The Braves won the season series 13-6 in 2018.