The Braves will once again deploy a lineup devoid of superstar Ronald Acuna, who will be sidelined with back tightness. As you can see, a lineup without Acuna is not the prettiest of sights, but the club will look to jump on Reds starter Tony Santillan all the same.
Your lineup for the Atlanta Braves this evening. pic.twitter.com/fTG1mfuoc2— Eric Cole (@leprekhan) June 24, 2021
The biggest issue is obviously the lack of Ronnie at the top of the lineup, but it is also worth mentioning that Kevan Smith is getting the start at catcher with Chavez on the mound to start the game, Abraham Almonte continues to patrol the fifth spot in the Braves’ lineup, just like we all predicted during spring training. Ender Inciarte gets the start in center field again.
The Reds will counter with the following lineup against Braves starter Jesse Chavez. You may notice that unlike the Braves this evening, the Reds appear to be basically at full strength this evening with their lineup.