Things are getting a lot more real now, folks.
Immediately after announcing their playoff roster, the Braves put a lineup with some familiar faces on it. The top three hitters of Acuna, Freeman, and Ozuna has been the norm for a while now and while Travis d’Arnaud has cooled off a bit, he retains the cleanup spot. Ozzie, Dansby, and Duvall follow with Nick Markakis, who has steadily fallen in the order with his recent struggles, and Austin Riley rounding out the lineup. In related news, this is the deepest Braves lineup we have seen in many years. Hopefully the offense shows up today.
For the Marlins, the biggest news here is that Starling Marte is not in the lineup and that is because he is not on the Marlins NLDS playoff roster due to an injury to his pinkie finger. Jon Berti will bat leadoff for the Fish, Miguel Rojas, who has batted up and down their lineup, is batting fifth today against lefty Fried, and Starling Marte’s replacement in center, Magneuris Sierra, is batting ninth.