The lineups for tonight’s game between the Braves and Reds have just been announced and if you’re expecting major changes, then you won’t be seeing them from the Reds. Instead, it’s the Reds who are making the changes this evening.
Here’s a look at the lineup card that Brian Snitker has filled out for the game:
As you can see, there are no changes from 1-8 tonight. The offense wasn’t the problem last night so it makes sense that the manager would continue to roll with what’s been a good thing in the early stages of the season. As noted in the preview, if thee guys can put balls in play and in the air against Tyler Mahle, then there’s a decent chance that those balls will go over the fence, so hopefully that’ll happen. toight.
Meanwhile, here’s how Jim Riggleman has set up the lineup for the Reds tonight:
Jesse Winker is at the top of lineup and in right field in place of Scott Schebler, Tucker Barnhart is in at catcher in place of Devin Mesoraco and Alex Blandino is replacing Cliff Pennington at third base. As evidenced by the fact that these replacements didn’t shake up the structure lineup in any way, the moves are more lateral than anything else.