Game 45: Braves vs. Mets, 6:10 pm ET

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Last night’s game was suspended in the top of the ninth inning due to rain. It will resume today at 6:10 pm, after which the Mets and Braves will play the regularly scheduled second game of their three-game series.

SNY will broadcast the resumption of the game beginning at 6:00 pm. However, FOX Sports will produce the telecast, which will air on SNY, with Kevin Burkhardt and Keith Hernandez and FOX Sports South’s Joe Simpson calling the game.

FOX5 will broadcast tonight’s originally scheduled 7:15 p.m. game.


The Good: Over his last 11 games, Daniel Murphy is hitting .432 with six doubles. In addition, Rick Ankiel is hitting .323 in nine games since joining the Mets – seven of his ten hits with New York are for extra bases.

The Bad: The Mets are 2-11 in their last 13 home games, dating to April 25. Overall, the Mets are 3-8 in its last 11 games. Over the club’s last six games at home, the team is 6-for-48 with runners in scoring position.

The Game: Jeremy Hefner (0-5, 5.00 ERA) will start for the Mets. Hefner struggled in his last start against the Cubs, allowing four runs and five hits in only four innings for his fifth loss of the season. The Mets are now 0-8 in games started by Hefner this season. Hefner is making his first start of the year against the Braves tonight – he’s 0-1 with an 8.53 ERA in two appearances and one career start against Atlanta.

Kris Medlen (1-5, 3.02 ERA) will start for the Braves. Medlen has pitched very well, although he has a poor record to show for it. He’s allowed three earned runs or less in eight of his first nine starts of the year, he’s averaging nearly 6 1/3 innings per start, but the Braves are only averaging 2.66 runs per game when Medlen pitches, and they’re 3-6 in games started by Medlen this season. Medlen is making his first start of the year against the Mets tonight – he is 3-0 with a 1.58 ERA in 15 appearances and five starts against New York in his career.

New York Mets

1) Daniel Murphy – 2B
2) Rick Ankiel – CF
3) David Wright – 3B
4) Lucas Duda – LF
5) Marlon Byrd – RF
6) John Buck – C
7) Ike Davis – 1B
8) Ruben Tejada – SS
9) Jeremy Hefner – RHP

Atlanta Braves

1) Andrelton Simmons – SS
2) Jason Heyward – RF
3) Justin Upton – LF
4) Freddie Freeman – 1B
5) Brian McCann – C
6) Dan Uggla – 2B
7) Juan Francisco – 3B
8) BJ Upton – CF
9) Kris Medlen – RHP