The Braves lineup against the Marlins for the second game of their series has an interesting look to it. The top four hitters, especially with Ozzie Albies still out, shouldn’t be a surprise at this point with Acuna, Dansby, Freddie, and Ozuna occupying those spots.
Austin Riley continues to get moved up the lineup, but the reason for this particular move is noteworthy because Nick Markakis, who hasn’t gotten a hit in a game since August, gets another day off. Another lineup move of note is that Adeiny Hechavarria gets the start at second again with Johan Camargo struggling at the plate. The downside offensively with this lineup configuration is that Ender Inciarte rounds out the lineup, although the difference of late between him and Markakis at the plate recently has been very little.
For the Marlins, the highlight of their lineup is their newest acquisition in Starling Marte who they acquired at the trade deadline and will be batting second this evening. Old friend Matt Joyce is batting clean-up for Miami.