The first game of a three game set begins with Aaron Harang on the mound against Jon Niese. The Braves are going with a right-handed heavy lineup against the southpaw. For Niese's career, he has allowed righties to hit .270/.332/.414 against him, so sitting Jason Heyward in favor of Ryan Doumit is understandable if he was planning on finding a day to get him off anyway.
The defense without Heyward and with Doumit obviously takes a big hit, and Harang has been a high percentage fly ball pitcher so far, so hopefully that decision does not come back to bite them.
The Mets have not yet released their lineup, most likely due to a trade they are currently making. When they fill out their lineup card I will update the post.
|ATLANTA BRAVES||NEW YORK METS|
|Andrelton Simmons - SS||Eric Young Jr. - LF|
|B.J. Upton - CF||Daniel Murphy - 2B|
|Freddie Freeman - 1B||David Wright - 3B|
|Justin Upton - LF||Curtis Granderson - RF|
|Evan Gattis - C||Chris Young - CF|
|Dan Uggla - 2B||Lucas Duda - 1B|
|Chris Johnson - 3B||Travis d'Arnaud - C|
|Ryan Doumit - RF||Ruben Tejada - SS|
|Aaron Harang - RHP||Jon Niese - LHP|