The Atlanta Braves will try to snap a two-game losing streak Saturday night when they continue their series against the Toronto Blue Jays. Atlanta dropped the opener Friday in disappointing fashion as the Blue Jays hammered six homers on their way to a 13-5 win. Charlie Morton will get the start for Atlanta while Toronto will go with a bullpen game.
Cristian Pache was recalled from the alternate site Saturday to replace Guillermo Heredia who was placed on the 10-day injured list with a hamstring injury. Pache had been working at the alternate site after a groin injury landed him on the injured list. He will be seeing his first action since April 13.
The rest of the lineup will feature Atlanta’s regulars with the exception of Pablo Sandoval who will DH and hit seventh.
Braves lineup 5/1 at Blue Jays:— Talking Chop (@TalkingChop) May 1, 2021
1. Acuña Jr. RF
2. Freeman 1B
3. Ozuna LF
4. Albies 2B
5. d’Arnaud C
6. Swanson SS
7. Sandoval DH
8. Riley 3B
9. Pache CF
For the Blue Jays, Marcus Semien gets the day off with Joe Panik getting the start at second base.