The Braves send out what has become the new regular lineup in recent days against Vince Velasquez and the Philadelphia Phillies. The typical top four of the lineup remains, with Pederson, Albies, Freeman, and Riley, after Freeman was moved back down to third and Swanson was briefly tried at second, following the crushing loss of Ronald Acuna Jr. Stephen Vogt is catching over Kevan Smith and batting sixth, while Abraham Almonte starts for the second straight day in left field.
The Phillies roll out the regulars of their own today in turn. Luke Williams gets the start in center field, as Adam Haseley was placed on the COVID-related IL on Saturday. Segura leads off, with Realmuto batting second, Harper third, McCutchen fourth, Hoskins fifth, Bohm sixth, Gregorius seventh, Williams eighth, and Velasquez batting ninth and pitching.
Saturday’s game is slated to get under way at 6:05 p.m. ET and can be seen on Bally Sports Southeast.