The lineups have been released for the second and final game of this quick series between the Braves and Rays. While one team is sticking with more of the same for the most part, the other team is going with a bit of a new look for tonight’s game.
As it turns out, the Braves are the ones who will be looking very similar to what they rolled out for a lineup last night. Here’s how Brian Snitker filled out his lineup card:
The only difference between this and yesterday’s lineup is that Jose Bautista is now batting fifth and the catcher for the evening is batting sixth. Kurt Suzuki was at backstop last night, but Tyler Flowers will be catching Julio Flowers tonight and he’ll be batting behind Joey Bats this evening. Charlie Culberson gets his second consecutive start at third base, which should tell you how they’re feeling about Ryan Flaherty at the moment.
Meanwhile, here’s a look at the Rays, who have a new look since they’ll be facing a righty tonight instead of a lefty:
Wilson Ramos is back in the catcher’s spot after spending last night as a DH. That particular move sent Brad Miller back to first base and C.J. Cron to the DH role. Carlos Gomez hit leadoff last night and tonight he’s hitting seventh and Denard Span will be the leadoff hitter for tonight. Daniel Robertson will be replacing Adeiny Hechavarria at shortstop after playing second base last night.
It seems like the Rays are playing the matchups here but there also could be a bit of “Well, we got shut out last night so let’s fix that tonight” going on here as well. That’s just my opinion, though.
What do you all think about how the respective lineups look for tonight’s game?