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Braves shake up lineup for Sunday’s series finale

Ozzie Albies will lead off while Ender Inciarte drops to ninth in the order.

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Braves will close out a three-game set against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. The Phillies took Game 1 on Friday with the Braves answering back on Saturday. Atlanta is 5-0 in rubber games this season.

Brian Snitker is shaking things up with Sunday’s lineup. Ozzie Albies will lead off while Ronald Acuña Jr. jumps up to the second spot in the order. Ender Inciarte will bat ninth with the pitcher in the eighth slot. Kurt Suzuki returns to the lineup at catcher while Johan Camargo gets the start at third.

Here is a look at the Braves’ career numbers against Velasquez.

  • Ender Inciarte - 6-for-19, 3 RBI
  • Freddie Freeman - 4-for-16
  • Nick Markakis - 5-for-14, 2B
  • Dansby Swanson - 3-for-7, 2B
  • Ozzie Albies - 2-for-6, 3B
  • Kurt Suzuki - 1-for-6
  • Preston Tucker - 1-for-4
  • Ryan Flaherty - 3-for-4, HR, 2B
  • Johan Camargo - 0-for-2
  • Tyler Flowers - 1-for-3, 2B

Scott Kingery gets the start at shortstop on Sunday after J.P. Crawford was placed on the 10-day DL with a forearm strain. Andrew Knapp, who is 3-for-4 against McCarthy, gets the start behind the plate.

Here is a look at how the Phillies have done against McCarthy.

  • Carlos Santana - 4-for-15, HR, 2B
  • Cesar Hernandez - 1-for-8
  • Odubel Herrera - 2-for-8, 2B
  • Maikel Franco - 3-for-7, 2B
  • Scott Kingery - 2-for-5
  • Rhys Hoskins - 2-for-4
  • Andrew Knapp - 3-for-4
  • Aaron Altherr - 0-for-3
  • Nick Williams - 2-for-3
  • Jorge Alfaro - 1-for-2
  • Pedro Florimon - 2-for-2

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