One of the biggest negatives about this season is fans not being able to enjoy first-hand several of the baseball’s best young talents continue their respective journeys toward stardom. This is especially true when two of them play in the same game, and even more so when they play a doubleheader. However, though we cannot be there in person, any chance to view Ronald Acuna Jr. and Juan Soto is always a treat.
The Braves lineups continue to look more and more impressive as the bottom of the order continues to improve. With Duvall and Riley batting sixth or lower, Atlanta has one of the best offenses in baseball. However, both must keep their focus on adapting as the league adapts to them. For Acuna Jr., this could be his only start today as to not over extend him coming back from a hamstring injury.
Trea Turner and Soto are the obvious duo to pay close attention too, but just as critical is the duo of Victor Robles and Luis Garcia. Both are very talented players, and if they are on the base paths for Turner and Soto, runs could quickly. If Tommy Milone can throw strikes and locate his changeup, he could make things difficult for the young pair of Nationals.
UPDATE: Juan Soto has been scratched due to left elbow soreness.
The new lineup for the Washington Nationals:
New lineup:— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) September 4, 2020
CF Victor Robles
SS Trea Turner
DH Howie Kendrick
1B Asdrubal Cabrera
C Yan Gomes
LF Josh Harrison
RF Michael A. Taylor
2B Luis Garcia
3B Wilmer Difo
RHP Austin Voth