Swanson missed his first game of the season Friday.
After what was hopefully a refreshing break for the shortstop, Danby Swanson returns to the Atlanta Braves’ lineup Saturday, batting seventh. Meanwhile, Travis d’Arnaud is back behind the plate and hitting sixth. Jorge Soler continues to get run batting second, as he has been very successful since being traded to Atlanta. Joc Pederson will get the start in center and will hit eighth.
Here’s how the #Braves will line up tonight vs. the Marlins!
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 11, 2021
Meanwhile, the Marlins make a few changes of their own in the lineup, compared to Friday. Jorge Alfaro moves back from left field to his natural catcher position. Lewis Brinson re-joins the lineup and will be hitting fifth. Now 27, the once highly regarded prospect is having his best offensive season, which is to say he has a 94 wRC+. Needless to say, Brinson has been incredibly disappointing in Miami since headlining the return package for Christian Yelich.
#Marlins lineup on this Saturday
-Eddy Alvarez starting at third base
-Jorge Alfaro catching Elieser Hernandez
-Brinson, De La Cruz, Sanchez outfield pic.twitter.com/NGV1AlrVjS
— Jordan McPherson (@J_McPherson1126) September 11, 2021
Saturday’s game is scheduled to get underway at 7:20 p.m. ET and can be seen on Bally Sports Southeast.