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Acuña out yet again, Inciarte starts in center against Brewers

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Ronald Acuña Jr. is still dealing with ankle soreness as the Braves look to complete a sweep of the Brewers.

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The Braves go for a sweep on Sunday afternoon with this arrangement. The highlight here is that Ronald Acuña Jr. misses yet another game as he continues to deal a sore ankle after getting hurt on a play at first base earlier in the week. Ender Inciarte gets the start in center field against a righty, which lines up with the split in playing time between Ender and Heredia that manager Brian Snitker had previously mentioned.

Ehire Adrianza continues to occupy the leadoff spot in front of Freeman and Ozuna. Dansby Swanson continues to occupy the fifth spot, which may not last too much longer depending on how the guys behind him hit going forward. One of those guys, William Contreras, has been one of the better hitters on the team over the last couple of weeks, remains in the bottom third of the lineup, and is starting in a day game after a night game, so that’s pretty interesting. This is the same lineup that won on Friday night, so hopefully more of the same is in store.

Meanwhile, the Brewers will deploy the following in the hopes of staving off said sweep.

Once again, Craig Counsell is changing things up, as Garcia drops to fifth and Vogelbach to sixth, while both Cain and Bradley Jr. start in support of a pitcher (Peralta) who definitely does not get the ball on the ground. This is once again a novel lineup and defensive arrangement for the Brewers.

Not too much familiarity for the Braves with Peralta:

On Milwaukee’s end, you basically have Lorenzo Cain with one strikeout against Ynoa in one PA. That’s it, he’s fresh meat (or they are) for everyone else in the lineup.

Statcast graphic, ahoy!