Standings, Beat Reports and What’s on Tap for Today

This afternoon at 1:10 pm ET, the Mets play the first game of their day-night doubleheader against the Braves at Turner Field.

Matt Harvey (5-1, 2.04 ERA) starts the first game against Alex Wood (0-0, 3.52 ERA).

The second game will begin at 7:10 pm ET, with Zack Wheeler making his major league debut against Paul Maholm (7-5, 3.65 ERA).

Justin Turner is expected to be placed on the disabled list today with a strained intercostal muscle on his left side, after which the team will likely activate relief pitcher Scott Atchison from the disabled list, Terry Collins suggested to reporters yesterday.

The Mets and Nationals lost last night, while the Braves, Marlins and Phillies won.

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To read about last night’s loss to the Braves, check out this post on MetsBlog, as well as beat reports from MLB.com, the Wall Street JournalStar-LedgerBergen RecordJournal News,ESPN New YorkNewsday, the Daily News and New York Post.