Tuesday's Mets-Braves Game 1 lineup

ATLANTA -- Here is the lineup for the 1:10 p.m. matinee of a split doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves.

With last night's rain-delayed game officially having ended at 1:22 a.m., the Mets and Braves are poised to become the first teams to have three games completed on the same calendar date since the Cincinnati Reds on Aug. 23, 1996. That day, the Reds finished a game in Atlanta at 1:47 a.m., then played a doubleheader in Miami.

Atlanta is using rookie left-hander Alex Wood as a spot starter in Game 1. The Braves become the last team in MLB to use a sixth starting pitcher this season. The last time Atlanta had gone this deep into a season without using six starters came in 2000, when they reached Game No. 90 before deviating from a rotation of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Kevin Millwood, Terry Mulholland and John Burkett.

In the nightcap, by the way, Zack Wheeler (DOB: May 30, 1990) will become the first player born in the 1990s to appear in the majors with the Mets.


Collin Cowgill, lf

Daniel Murphy, 2b

David Wright, 3b

Marlon Byrd, rf

Lucas Duda, 1b

John Buck, c

Juan Lagares, cf

Omar Quintanilla, ss

Matt Harvey, rhp


Jordan Schafer, cf

Reed Johnson, lf

Jason Heyward, rf

Freddie Freeman, 3b

Chris Johnson, 3b

Gerald Laird, c

Dan Uggla, 2b

Andrelton Simmons, ss

Alex Wood, lhp

Atlanta placed catching phenom Evan Gattis on the disabled list with a right oblique strain. With the teams allowed to carry 26 players for the doubleheader, the Braves added infielder Tyler Pastornicky and right-hander Cory Rasmus.