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Mets vs. Braves Preview: Game #89 — Johan Santana vs. Ben Sheets

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Today's game notes, courtesy of @Mets.

Teams: Mets vs. Braves
Date: Sunday, July 15, 2012 • 1.35 p.m.
Location: Turner Field • Atlanta, GA
Starters: LHP Johan Santana (6-5, 3.24) vs. RHP Ben Sheets (0-0, ---)
TV/Radio: SNY • WFAN • WQBU
Info: Game #89 • Road Game #43

Starting Lineup

Ruben Tejada - SS
Daniel Murphy - 2B
David Wright - 3B
Ike Davis - 1B
Scott Hairston - LF
Kirk Nieuwenhuis - RF
Andres Torres - CF
Josh Thole - C
Johan Santana - LHP

METS AT A GLANCE: The Mets have lost three straight games and are 4-6 in their last 10 games.

ON THE ROAD: New York is 20-22 on the road this year...The Mets are 7-5 in their last 12 games away from Citi Field...David Wright leads the majors with a .382 road batting average.

ROAD RUNS: The Mets have scored 218 runs in 42 road games, for an average of 5.19 runs per road game, the highest in the majors...New York has a .269 road batting average, the highest in the National League and the third-highest in the majors...New York has allowed 215 runs on the road, for an average of 5.12, the fourth most in the majors.

VS. ATLANTA: The Mets have lost the first two games of this series vs. the Braves...The last time the Mets were swept in a three-game series by the Braves was September 17-19, 2010 at Citi Field and the last time it occurred in Atlanta was August 30-September 1, 2010...The Mets have been swept three times this season (at Houston, at Yankees and vs. Cincinnati)...New York is 1-4 this season at Turner Field...New York is now 6-8-0 in road series and 13-14-2 in overall series this year.

DAY BASEBALL: The Mets are 21-13 during day games this year...The 21 wins are tied for the third-most in the majors with San Francisco ...Cincinnati is second with 22 and Detroit is first with 24 wins...David Wright leads the National League with a .368 batting average during the day while Daniel Murphy is third in the NL with a .354 mark in day action.

ONE-RUN GAMES: The Mets lost 8-7 yesterday...New York is 12-12 in one-run games and since June 1, the Mets are 3-7 in one-run decisions.