Home field will make a difference
While the Mets have the overall edge in the series this season, Atlanta took three of four from New York when the Mets visited Truist Park in mid-August. During that series, the Braves outscored New York 28-12, including a 13-1 beatdown in the series opener followed by a 5-0 win behind the pitching of Charlie Morton the next day.
So far this season, Atlanta is 52-26 at home. New York, however, is 47-31 away from the Big Apple. Only one other National League team (the Los Angeles Dodgers with 53) has more wins away from the home field than the Mets.
However, with its back to the wall and needing every win in the series, Atlanta will use its raucous crowd to gain some momentum with home field advantage.
Two players to watch in this series when it comes to playing at Truist Park. For the Atlanta side, it’s Dansby Swanson, who is slashing .302/.360/.466 when he plays at home. For New York, it’s Pete Alonso … and we’ll explain why in the next slide.