The Johan Camargo Experiment is on hold for the moment
After the Braves’ June 23 win against the Nationals, manager Brian Snitker was questioned about lineup construction, in reference to days off for veterans and the under-utilization of his versatile bench. His response – “We’re just not built that way” – became an instant classic among Braves fans, considering Alex Anthopoulos’ intent in the off-season was…well…to build a roster in that exact way.
Shortly thereafter this statement was made, Johan Camargo started to find himself peppered into the Braves lineup to provide rest for his fellow Braves. But tonight, the Camargo love fest ends, as yesterday’s off day provided adequate rest for even the eldest of Braves, and Snit will deploy the regulars:
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 2, 2019
Not that there’s anything wrong with this lineup – far from it. Based on their offensive firepower in June, running out this collection of mashers has the capacity to cause fits for Phillies starter Aaron Nola. Hopefully, Camargo will find himself back in the lineup tomorrow to continue offsetting any impending pre-All Star Break burnout.
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) July 2, 2019
JT Realmuto’s hamstring has been barking at him recently, but he still finds himself firmly ensconced in the Phillies lineup.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:20pm ET.