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Toussaint expected to start for the Braves against the Mets

August 1, 2020 GMT

New York Mets (3-5, fifth in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (5-3, first in the NL East)

Atlanta; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Michael Wacha (1-0, 1.80 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 4 strikeouts) Braves: Touki Toussaint (0-0, 20.25 ERA, 2.25 WHIP, 6 strikeouts)

LINE: Braves favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 10 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Atlanta Braves play the New York Mets on Saturday.

The Braves finished 46-30 against NL East Division opponents in 2019. Atlanta hit 249 total home runs and averaged 8.8 hits per game last season.

The Mets went 40-36 in division play in 2019. New York averaged 8.9 hits with 3.3 extra base hits per game last year.

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The teams meet for the fourth time this year. Atlanta leads the season series 3-1.

INJURIES: Braves: Jacob Webb: (shoulder), Jeremy Walker: (shoulder), Phil Pfeifer: (elbow), Cole Hamels: (left arm), Ozzie Albies: (wrist).

Mets: Noah Syndergaard: (elbow), Marcus Stroman: (left calf), Walker Lockett: (back), Robert Gsellman: (right triceps), Jake Marisnick: (left hamstring), Eduardo Nunez: (knee), Jed Lowrie: (knee), Rene Rivera: (elbow).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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