While the first seven spots in the Braves lineup look the same as the previous four games, a familiar face will get his first start of the season as the Braves are set for two games today against the Washington Nationals.
The #Braves appointed RHP Jacob Webb as the club's 27th man for today's doubleheader.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) April 7, 2021
Ender Inciarte will get the start in center field against the Nationals and starter Erick Fedde. Logic would suggest the reason for this is due to the Braves playing two games today and Cristian Pache will be called upon to start Game 2. However, another reason could be, like many Braves hitters, Inciarte has had some success against Fedde in his career. Inciarte has two hits in three career at-bats against Fedde, including a triple and two RBIs. Hopefully, Inciarte can be one of many Braves hitters to provide plenty of support to starter Max Fried on the mound.
The Nationals will go with the same lineup as Tuesday in Game 1 of the doubleheader with Erick Fedde getting the start.
Nats' lineup for the first game of today's doubleheader is the same as what they rolled out for Opening Day (sans Max Scherzer):— Matt Weyrich (@ByMattWeyrich) April 7, 2021
CF Victor Robles
SS Trea Turner
RF Juan Soto
1B Ryan Zimmerman
3B Starlin Castro
2B Hernán Pérez
LF Andrew Stevenson
C Jonathan Lucroy
SP Erick Fedde
First pitch is set for 12:05 p.m. ET