The Mets enter Atlanta with a 25-39 record that has them sitting in fourth place in the National League East, 13.5 games back of the Braves. New York is coming off two straight series losses at home against the Cardinals and Cubs.
As a team, the Mets are downright awful offensively. They rank last in the National League in batting average (.224), next to last in on-base average (.291), next to last in slugging percentage (.368), next to last in wOBA (.290), 13th in wRC+ (84).
Individually, David Wright is of the course the main standout. The 2013 National League Home Run Derby captain is the only Mets player with a fWAR over two (3.1). He's sporting a triple slash of .297/.388/.492 with nine home runs and 12 stolen bases. Marlon Byrd, who was signed off the scrap heap in the off-season for $700k, has been New York's best outfielder in 2013 while hitting .253/.310/.506 with 11 homers and a whopping .253 ISO.
Daniel Murphy, who has replaced Ike Davis at first base, enters with a line of .281/.321/.426 with five homers and three steals. Catcher John Buck has been worth a win, but is hitting just .223/.278/.408.
Looking at New York's bullpen, things aren't much better. It ranks dead last in ERA (4.54), 13th in FIP (4.22), 12th in xFIP (4.13) and a combined fWAR of just 0.2. K/9 isn't the best metric, but the Mets' bullpen ranks dead last in terms of strikeouts per nine innings from the pen at just 6.67.
Monday June 17th, 7:10 PM EDT. SportSouth
Tuesday June 18th, 1:10 PM EDT. SportSouth (Game One of DH)
Tuesday June 18th, 7:10 PM EDT. SportSouth. (Game 2 of DH)
Wednesday June 19th, 7:10 PM EDT. SportSouth
Thursday June 20th, 7:10 PM EDT. SportSouth