The Atlanta Braves will play two Sunday as they wrap up a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a doubleheader. Brian Snitker will roll out his regular lineup in the first game minus catcher Travis d’Arnaud. Alex Jackson caught Friday’s series opener as Snitker wanted to give d’Arnaud two straight off days to rest after he had started 15 of the team’s first 18 games. Jackson comes into Sunday’s game 1-for-13 at the plate with seven strikeouts.
Braves lineup for Game 1 of Sunday’s DH against the Diamondbacks:— Talking Chop (@TalkingChop) April 25, 2021
1. Acuña RF
2. Freeman 1B
3. Ozuna LF
4. Albies 2B
5. Swanson SS
6. Heredia CF
7. Riley 3B
8. Jackson C
9. Wilson RHP
The Braves also appointed catcher Willam Contreras as the 27th man for Sunday’s doubleheader. This will be Contreras’ first action at the big league level this season.
The #Braves appointed C William Contreras as the club’s 27th man for today’s doubleheader.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) April 25, 2021
Pavin Smith moves back up into the lead off spot against the right-hander. Josh Van Meter gets the start at second base while Stephen Vogt will be behind the plate and hitting sixth.
Pitcher Riley Smith will serve as Arizona’s 27th man for the doubleheader.
The #Dbacks recalled pitcher Riley Smith from the Alternate Training Site to serve as the 27th man for the first game of today's doubleheader.— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) April 25, 2021
Sunday’s doubleheader will get underway at 1:20 p.m. ET and can be seen on Bally Sports South.