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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Wednesday's Mets-Braves lineups

By Adam Rubin

ATLANTA -- Here are the lineups as the Mets face the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. at Turner Field.

Zack Wheeler is 3-0 in his brief career against the Braves. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the only Mets to have better beginnings to their careers against Atlanta are Ron Darling (8-0), Greg McMichael (4-0) and Ken MacKenzie (4-0).

David Wright was among a group of Mets taking an extra, early batting practice session Wednesday afternoon at Turner Field. Wright is hitless in his last 12 at-bats and batting .192 this season.

The Mets are hitting .192 overall, which is second worst in franchise history through seven games, according to ESPN's Mark Simon. They hit .171 in 1963.

Ervin Santana is making his Braves debut.

Mets
Eric Young Jr., lf
Daniel Murphy, 2b
Wright, 3b
Curtis Granderson, rf
Lucas Duda, 1b
Juan Lagares, cf
Travis d'Arnaud, c
Ruben Tejada, ss
Wheeler, rhp

Braves
Jason Heyward, rf
Andrelton Simmons, ss
Freddie Freeman, 1b
Chris Johnson, 3b
Justin Upton, lf
Dan Uggla, 2b
Evan Gattis, c
Jordan Schafer, cf
Santana, rhp

Ex-Met Pedro Beato was optioned to Triple-A to clear the roster spot for the addition of Santana.

Meanwhile, Tuesday (Bartolo Colon, Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Valverde) marked only the third time in MLB history three or more pitchers ages 36 or older combined on a shutout. The other instances: the Arizona Diamondbacks with Randy Johnson, Greg Swindell and Mike Fetters in 2002, and the Mets with Al Leiter, Graeme Lloyd and John Franco in 2003.