The Atlanta Braves struggled in a mighty way against the scorching hot Cleveland Indians earlier in the week, fading away with a whimper during a three-game sweep. Fortunately, the team lives to fight another day, and in the series opener against the Miami Marlins, Atlanta gets a positive infusion of talent.
Young right-hander Mike Foltynewicz returns from the disabled list for his outing in a full month, and the flame-thrower dominated in a recent rehab outing in Gwinnett. That leaves plenty of positive thinking for Braves Country prior to the start of this game, and Atlanta has performed well against, well, any team but the Indians in recent days.
Let's do this together. Now, here are the lineups.
|MIAMI MARLINS||ATLANTA BRAVES|
|Derek Dietrich - 2B||Jace Peterson - 2B|
|Martin Prado - 3B||Chase d'Arnaud - CF|
|Christian Yelich - LF||Freddie Freeman - 1B|
|Marcell Ozuna - CF||Adonis Garcia - 3B|
|Giancarlo Stanton - RF||Nick Markakis - RF|
|Justin Bour - 1B||Jeff Francoeur - LF|
|J.T. Realmuto - C||Tyler Flowers - C|
|Adeiny Hechavarria - SS||Erick Aybar - SS|
|Wei-Yin Chen - LHP||Mike Foltynewicz - RHP|