Dansby Swanson moves up to seventh
The Braves are giving Guillermo Heredia his first start in over a week as they seek their first win on this road trip:
Here’s how the #Braves will line up tonight vs. the Giants.
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— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 18, 2021
It’s another new lineup for Atlanta, and one that features both Eddie Rosario and Joc Pederson on the bench. The Braves are actually undefeated with this defensive arrangement in five games, so hopefully that keeps up.
The Giants, meanwhile, have shuffled a bunch from last night:
Mike Yastrzemski, Curt Casali, and Steven Duggar, all of whom appeared off the bench in last night’s game, comprise the 6-7-8 spots ahead of Alex Wood. Tommy La Stella moves from the bottom of the order to the leadoff spot.
The Statcast graphic suggests a bit of an easier test for Charlie Morton as compared to what Ian Anderson had to deal with, as none of Yastrzemski, Casali, or Duggar have hit particularly well this season in xwOBA terms. That’s still a really tough middle of the order to get through for Morton, but the Giants haven’t exactly gotten to the place of running out a “we clinched, hooray” lineup yet.
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