The Braves can keep their hopes of winning back-to-back series alive with a win tonight after spoiling Julio Teheran's bid yesterday. Mike Foltynewicz takes the mound against Junior Guerra, where the former will look to turn around recent outings and the latter will look to replicate them.
You'll notice that Mallex Smith will be playing left field (good) and Ender Inciarte will continue to bat leadoff (bad). Inciarte is currently 11th on the team with a .278 on-base percentage, and over the last seven days he is hitting just .227/.261/.318.
But it's not like Brian Snitker has much to work with. The only other players who have managed at least 20 plate appearances over that period are Freddie Freeman (.208/.240/.458), Gordon Beckham (.211/.348/.263) and Nick Markakis (.095/.269/.238).
Those numbers are kind of scary.
|MILWAUKEE BREWERS||ATLANTA BRAVES|
|Jonathan Villar - SS||Ender Inciarte - CF|
|Scooter Gennett - 2B||Chase d'Arnaud - 3B|
|Ryan Braun - LF||Freddie Freeman - 1B|
|Jonathan Lucroy - C||Nick Markakis - RF|
|Chris Carter - 1B||A.J. Pierzynski - C|
|Kirk Nieuwenhuis - RF||Erick Aybar - SS|
|Aaron Hill - 3B||Reid Brignac - 2B|
|Keon Broxton - CF||Mike Foltynewicz - RHP|
|Junior Guerra - RHP||Mallex Smith - LF|