FIRST PITCH: The Mets beat the Braves, 5-3, on Tuesday night at Citi Field as Zack Wheeler defeated his hometown team for the third time in as many tries. Wheeler said after the game it's an easy game plan against the Braves, who own baseball's best record.
Jon Niese will look to pitch the Mets to the sweep on Wednesday afternoon.
Wednesday's news reports
• Travis d'Arnaud recorded his first career hit. D'Arnaud had been hitless in his first 10 career at-bats before doubling in the eighth inning. John Buck understands why the team is starting the youngster over him. Read more in the Daily News.
• From the bloggers....Faith and Fear in Flushing examines Byrd's 20-homer season.
BIRTHDAYS: Former Mets starter Bruce Berenyi turns 59 today. He pitched for the Mets from 1984-86, going 12-8 with a 4.28 ERA in 36 games (29 starts).
TWEET OF THE DAY:
Congrats Travis d'Arnaud!!! His major league hit is a double. His dad, Lance, is here to tonight watching his son play. Nice moment.
— New York Mets (@Mets) August 21, 2013
YOU'RE UP: Why has Wheeler been so successful against Atlanta?