The Braves are back in action as July winds down. After missing the two-game series in Miami, Ozzie Albies returns to the lineup.
This will be Culberson’s third start at shortstop this year.
While much of this lineup has seen a little bit of Rich Hill, no one has faced him more than a handful of times, and no one the Braves have has homered off Hill in their respective careers.
Meanwhile, here’s how the Dodgers line up (and no, I don’t know what Trombone Love refers to):
Trombone Love Lineup: Pederson 7, Machado 5, Muncy 4, Grandal 2, Kemp 9, Bellinger 3, Taylor 6, Verdugo 8, Hill 1.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) July 26, 2018
Machado has the most experience of his new mates against Sanchez, with a “whopping” 12 at-bats, in which he’s taken the veteran righty deep twice. Max Muncy and Logan Forsythe have also homered off of Sanchez, with Muncy’s dinger coming earlier this year, when Sanchez delivered a victory to the Braves in Los Angeles by allowing two runs in five-and-a-third frames.