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Series Thread: NY Mets @ Atl. Braves (9/9-11)

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    Series preview: Mets at Braves


    NEW YORK METS (74-66, second place/NL East) at ATLANTA BRAVES (54-86, fifth place/NL East)

    Friday: RHP Robert Gsellman (2-1, 2.87) vs. RHP Julio Teheran (5-9, 3.01), 7:35 p.m. ET

    Saturday: RHP Seth Lugo (3-2, 2.38) vs. RHP John Gant (1-3, 4.70), 7:10 p.m. ET

    Sunday: RHP Bartolo Colon (13-7, 3.22) vs. RHP Williams Perez (2-2, 5.47), 1:35 p.m. ET
     



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    Morning Briefing: Mets in playoff spot, Tebow signs, farewell Turner Field



    The New York Mets bid good riddance to a longtime house of horrors this weekend. They enter their series against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field alone in the National League’s second wild-card position, thanks to the St. Louis Cardinals’ 12-5 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday.

    The San Francisco Giants tenuously own the top wild-card spot at 74-65, followed by the Mets at 74-66 and the Cardinals at 73-66.

    More good news for the Mets: The Giants and Cardinals meet for a four-game series beginning next Thursday in San Francisco. That means losses for at least one of those contenders.

    Meanwhile, after a three-game series beginning Monday against theWashington Nationals in D.C., the Mets do not face another team with a winning record the remainder of the season.

    First, though, the Mets play three games at Turner Field, which is in its final season hosting the Braves. The team is moving to a new stadium in Cobb County in 2017. Although Turner Field recently has been more hospitable, the Mets are only 65-105 lifetime at the stadium, which opened for baseball after the 1996 Olympics.

    For those with a high pain threshold, Mark Simon at ESPN.com recounts the Mets’ most painful moments at Turner Field. (The stadium, by the way, won’t be demolished. Georgia State University will purchase it and play football there.)

    In Friday’s series opener, Robert Gsellman (2-1, 2.87 ERA) opposes right-hander Julio Teheran (5-9, 3.01) at 7:35 p.m. ET.
     
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    Here is the Mets lineup for Friday's 7:35 p.m. ET series opener against the Braves at Turner Field:

    Reyes, 3B
    Cabrera, SS
    Cespedes, LF
    Granderson, CF
    Flores, 2B
    Bruce, RF
    Loney, 1B
    d'Arnaud, C
    Gsellman, RHP
     
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    Morning Briefing: Mets stay hot in Hotlanta

    ATLANTA -- The New York Mets are on fire, having won 15 of their last 19 games.

    Bartolo Colon (13-7, 3.22 ERA) leapfrogs Seth Lugo in the rotation and starts opposite former Mets farmhand John Gant (1-3, 4.70) on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. ET at Turner Field.

    Lugo will get an extra day and face the Braves in the series finale after dealing with a blister in his last start.

    The Mets sent Gant and fellow right-hander Rob Whalen to the Braves in the original trade for Kelly Johnson in July 2015.



    NO SHAKE UP IN NL WILD-CARD RACE

    The Giants, Mets and Cardinals all won on Friday, so the standings didn't change. However, San Francisco's chances took a hit, while New York beefed up its odds. The Pirates lost, which dropped their chances to a meager 2 percent.
     
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    The Mets lineup for Saturday's 7:10 p.m. ET game against the Braves at Turner Field:

    Jose Reyes - 3B
    Asdrubal Cabrera - SS
    Yoenis Cespedes - LF
    Curtis Granderson - CF
    Jay Bruce - RF
    Wilmer Flores - 1B
    Kelly Johnson - 2B
    Travis d'Arnaud - C
    Bartolo Colon - RHP
     
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    Garcia's tiebreaking single in 10th leads Braves past Mets

    Collins shoulders blame for Mets' loss to Braves


    Morning Briefing: Oh the pain! Poor decision, neck injury mar Saturday game



     
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    NY Mets lineup for Sunday's 1:35 p.m. ET game against the Braves.
    It's the Mets' final game ever at Turner Field.

    Jose Reyes - 3B
    Asdrubal Cabrera - SS
    Yoenis Cespedes - LF
    Curtis Granderson - RF
    Kelly Johnson - 2B
    Alejandro De Aza - CF
    James Loney - 1B
    Rene Rivera - C
    Seth Lugo - RHP
     
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