Another day, kind of the same lineup for the Braves:
The Albies-Camargo one-two punch returns. Suzuki is back in there after Flowers started yesterday. The weirdest part is probably Culberson starting over Preston Tucker despite a righty on the mound, go figure.
Of the Braves’ hitters, only Ender Inciarte has any real exposure to Lyles due to their mutual presence in the NL West. Even then, Inciarte only has 11 at-bats against Lyles. Only four other Braves (Bourjos, Markakis, Freeman, Flowers) have ever faced Lyles.
The Padres roll out a different-looking lineup than what they used yesterday.
Jordan Lyles gets the nod for Game 2️⃣ vs. Atlanta at 7:10pm tonight!— San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 5, 2018
Here’s the full lineup: pic.twitter.com/kdkSX3MVwA
Jose Pirela moves up to leadoff from third, Christian Villanueva returns hitting cleanup, Manny Margot returns to center field, and A.J. Ellis will serve as the catcher.
Of the Friars, Freddy Galvis has the most experience (eight at-bats) against Newcomb, due to his Phillies tenure.
This is the first time this season the Braves are using their current batting order; the Padres are also experimenting as they’ve never run out a Pirela-Hosmer-Renfroe top three before.
Here’s the handy-dandy Statcast graphic! It’s actually not that informative due to the limited experience of each team’s hitters against tonight’s opposing starter.