Thursday’s series finale between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets is upon us and it features a number of intriguing things to monitor. With that in mind, the lineups are now available for both teams and Atlanta’s features a notable absence.
Dansby Swanson, who exited Wednesday’s game with a sore wrist, is replaced in the lineup by Johan Camargo and it is Charlie Culberson getting the start at third base.
Given that this is getaway day and an afternoon spot, it isn’t a shock to see Ryan Flaherty out of the mix in favor of Culberson and everything else in the lineup arrives without surprise. Kurt Suzuki gets the start at catcher and, in continuing fashion, Ender Inciarte lands in the No. 9 spot with the pitcher hitting ahead of him.
For the Mets, Mickey Callaway deploys the following group:
This is a less powerful group than the Mets have recently deployed, with both Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce enjoying a day off. Given the recent struggles of Julio Teheran, that can only help the Braves, though it will be interesting to see how the starting pitcher fares in this particular spot.
Stay tuned throughout the day for all the latest.