Let’s start with the Braves:
Carlos Perez has been given backstop duties tonight, which means that he’ll be taking his normal spot of batting eighth in the lineup. That means that Ryan Flaherty, Dansby Swanson and Preston Tucker all moved up a spot in the bottom half of the order. The top half is unchanged as Ender Inciarte will continue to receive every opportunity to shake off his early season malaise in the leadoff spot.
Here’s how the Phillies are looking:
While the Braves are sticking with a familiar look, the Phillies have switched things up. Cesar Hernandez, Nick Williams and Andrew Knapp are entering the lineup after they all served as pinch hitters last night. Plus, the Phillies have elected to bat the pitcher eighth this evening. That’s always interesting.
Now that we know what the teams are going to look like, what do you make of it?