Having made all three of his starts on the road since getting called up, Matt Harvey is looking forward to making his Citi Field debut.
The 23-year-old rookie, though, appears to have a tough task at hand with the surging Atlanta Braves coming to town.
Coming off their first home win in over a month, the New York Mets try to avoid a sixth consecutive defeat to the Braves as these NL East rivals open a three-game set Friday night.
After dropping nine straight at home for the first time since 2004, New York (54-58) finally came out on top during Thursday's series finale against Miami. Andres Torres went 3 for 3 with a homer and a season-high three RBIs in the 6-1 victory while R.A. Dickey threw a five-hitter to earn his major league best-tying 15th win.
"That nine-game streak that was stopped today is more important than the 15 wins," Dickey said.
Building on that victory, though, could prove difficult against the Braves (64-47). Atlanta has outscored New York 44-22...