Mets vs. Braves, May 2: Chris Bassitt on hill at 7:10 p.m. on SNY

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Chris Bassitt pitching followthrough Mets home uniform
Chris Bassitt pitching followthrough Mets home uniform

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The Mets open a four-game series against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on Monday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY and the SNY App.

Mets Notes

  • Robinson Cano was designated for assignment on Monday, as rosters needed to be cut down from 28 to 26 men. Yoan Lopez was also sent back to Triple-A Syracuse.

  • The Mets are 6-1 in series openers to start the year. They've now won seven straight series.

  • A season-high 15 hits and 10 runs came across the scoreboard in the win over the Phillies on Sunday night.

  • Only the 1986 Mets posted a better record than the current team's 16-7, as they went 19-4 to begin their season.

  • The Mets' starters now own a 2.61 ERA and are 12-3.

Braves

Mets

Ronald Acuna Jr., RF

Brandon Nimmo, CF

Matt Olson, 1B

Mark Canha, LF

Austin Riley, 3B

Francisco Lindor, SS

Marcell Ozuna, DH

Pete Alonso, 1B

Ozzie Albies, 2B

Eduardo Escobar, DH

Travis d'Arnaud, C

J.D. Davis, 3B

Adam Duvall, CF

Starling Marte, RF

Travis Demeritte, LF

Jeff McNeil, 2B

Dansby Swanson, SS

James McCann, C

Who is starting for the Mets?

Chris Bassitt, who spun 6.0 shutout innings against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 26, allowing just two hits while walking three and striking out six. In four starts this season, Bassitt has a 2.25 ERA (3.13 FIP) and 0.91 WHIP with 26 strikeouts in 24.0 innings (9.8 K/9).

Who is starting for the Braves?

Max Fried, who allowed one run on four hits while walking none and striking out four in 6.0 innings against the Chicago Cubs on April 26. In four starts this season, Fried has a 3.00 ERA (2.25 FIP) and 0.91 WHIP with 21 strikeouts in 24.0 innings (7.9 K/9).

Upcoming schedule

The Mets continue their series with the Braves on Tuesday with a doubleheader that begins at 3:10 p.m. on SNY and the SNY App.