Atlanta continues to employ as many left handed bats as possible against the Cardinals heavy right handed pitching staff. The key players to keep an eye on today are Nick Markakis and Matt Joyce who have had a fun time against Wainwright in the past. Markakis is 5-for-9 with three doubles off the veteran righty and Joyce is 4-for-10 with two doubles of his own.
Here is how the Braves stack up for this ultra important game three:
The Cardinals will try to combat Soroka by going back to the Fowler-Wong combo at the top of the lineup with Matt Carpenter getting a rare start in this series. St. Louis has three right handed bats in the middle of their lineup with Goldschmidt-Ozuna-Molina, so it’ll be a good day to have a right hander on the mound.
Here is how the red birds stack up:
This is set to be another fun one between these two clubs. Let’s see who steps up for the Braves today.