Joc Pederson and Steven Vogt are both in tonight’s lineup against German Marquez and the Rockies:
Weirdly enough, this is kind of the de facto “usual” lineup at this point — after tonight, the Braves will have used it seven times, which will tie another lineup from earlier in the season (actually their Opening Day lineup) as their most common of the 2021 campaign.
Pederson is back after riding the bench for three games while Eddie Rosario started. Vogt started in the series opener but sat last night.
The Rockies haven’t tweeted their lineup yet, but it appears to be of this flavor:
This is a new lineup for Colorado, as it’s Raimel Tapia’s first time hitting eighth this season. Defensively, the Rockies have used this arrangement twice, both in early July, but they’ve lost both times.
In the Braves’ lineup, most guys have seen Marquez, and a few have hit him well in a tiny sample. Pederson has the most exposure to the Rockies’ right-hander, but hasn’t actually fared too successfully in around 20 PAs.
No one in Colorado’s lineup has faced Ian Anderson before, which makes sense, given that it’s mostly a homegrown crew.