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Lineups: Atlanta Brave vs. Philadelphia Phillies, March 31

Here are the line-ups for game three of the 2018 opening series between Atlanta and Philadelphia.

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Today’s game between the Braves and Phillies features the Atlanta debut of Brandon McCarthy along with the season debut of Vince Velasquez for Philadelphia.

A few players on the Braves active roster have faced Velasquez before and have had decent success against him. This includes:

Ender Inciarte who is 2-for-13 and has struck out 5 times.

Dansby Swanson who is 1-for-3.

Kurt Suzuki who is 1-for-3.

Nick Markakis who is 4-for-10 with a walk and 4 strikeouts.

Freddie Freeman has also faced Velasquez and is 2-for-12 in his career against him.

Phillies batters have wracked up quite the number of at-bats against McCarthy over the last couple of years. Active players who have faced him include:

Maikel Franco who is 2-for-3.

Odubel Herrera who is 1-for-3 with a strikeout.

Pedro Florimon who is 2-for-2.

Cesar Hernandez who is 1-for-2 also has a walk against McCarthy.

Carlos Santana has the most at-bats and is 3-for-13 with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.

Andrew Knapp has seen him as well going 1-for-2.

It would seem Nick Markakis is the man with the plan against Velasquez and for the Phillies Maikel Franco, Carlos Santana and Pedro Florimon are the picks to click in today’s game should Gabe Kapler play them.

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