The Braves face off against the Padres in game of the series tonight at 7:15 PM EST. They look to build off of that great win last night, which featured a complete game shutout by Max Fried, by going with the same lineup tonight. Soler sits atop the lineup with Freeman slotting in second. It’s a very power filled lineup with TdA and Eddie Rosario both missing significant time due to injury: Soler (24), Freeman (31), Albies (30), Riley (32), Duvall (38), Swanson (27).
Meanwhile, the Padres run out a very different lineup than seen in the full game Friday. This lineup sees Pham, Cronenworth, and Rivas on the bench, with Profar, Hosmer, and Caratini taking their spots, along with a shuffling of the batting order, featuring Frazier at leadoff. Vince Velasquez is indeed the starting pitcher and that should be quite a favorable matchup for the Atlanta offense, as I discussed in the game preview.