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Adrianza will patrol left for opener with Dodgers

It’s pretty much the “regular” lineup, even though that keeps rotating.

MLB: MAY 31 Nationals at Braves Photo by Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

At this point, you’re used to this lineup by now.

After Abraham Almonte failed to make a huge impression in two starts, the Braves are back to the Ehire Adrianza plan. They’re 1-1 with this lineup so far, including that real bad loss to the Mary Celeste Mets (Ian Anderson’s last start) and their most recent victory.

As for the Dodgers lineup, let’s face it. You know these guys. They tormented you last October.

The only “unfamiliar” name is shortstop Gavin Lux, who is getting starts since Corey Seager is on the shelf. The Dodgers constantly mix and match — they have one lineup they’ve used three times and have never repeated any other lineup — and this is a novel arrangement for them as well. A.J. Pollock hasn’t yet hit eighth this season, for example, but will tonight.

These lineups are largely familiar with the opposing hurlers from the NLCS and the associated prepwork if nothing else. Adrianza faced Urias once in 2016 (and struck out), making Contreras and Heredia the only guys in the lineup unfamiliar with him. Lux is the only Dodger in this lineup to not have stepped in the box against Anderson so far.

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