The lineups for tonight’s game have been released so let’s take a look at them.
Here’s Atlanta’s lineup:
Obviously the big news here is that Ronald Acuña Jr. is back in the lineup after spending two days on the bench due to left groin tightness. He made an appearance on Sunday’s game as a pinch hitter so it’s evident that he’s now ready to go.
In other news, Ender Inciarte is still in the lineup and still leading off, at that. Apparently all he needed was getting yanked from Sunday’s game due to a perceived lack of hustle and other gaffes that didn’t really help Atlanta’s cause. So if you’re looking to see the Braves decide to go in a different direction with the top of their lineup, it’s clearly not going to happen soon.
Here’s what Toronto will look like for tonight’s game:
The top of the Blue Jays lineup could prove problematic for Atlanta, especially considering that Curtis Granderson does have a few dingers off of Julio Teheran. Plus, as I mentioned in the preview, Marcus Stroman somehow managed to go opposite field off of Teheran during their encounter last season, so while this should be a trivial matchup, it shouldn’t be taken for granted. Either way, the clear hope is that Teheran can put together a solid start against a lineup that isn’t exactly imposing when compared to what the Braves have had to deal with recently.
So, what do you all think about tonight’s lineups?