The Braves are hoping that they can continue their excellent offensive play from this series in an effort to achieve the series sweep against the Cubs.
Without a doubt, the middle of the Braves order has struggled to start the season. As a result, Brian Snitker seems committed to Ozzie Albies as the current clean-up hitter. The initial results have certainly been encouraging, and hopefully it will take a bit of pressure off Travis d’Arnaud to get his bat going. One thing is for sure: the Braves are currently loving life with the production of Austin Riley and Guillermo Heredia at the bottom of the order. They have done a nice job of extending the production of the Braves lineup on a nightly basis recently.
The Cubs are going to be hungry to generate some offense after suffering two straight shutouts. Javier Baez returns to the lineup, and the Cubs are hoping they can find success against Bryse Wilson as they did to an extent the last time they faced him. Besides the home runs, the big key for Wilson is limiting the walks, as the free passes make the frequency of the home runs even more damaging at times. Hopefully, Wilson can make it a few times through the Cubs order and then hand the ball off to the bullpen to complete the sweep.