The Atlanta Braves will line up as the home team against the NL East Miami Marlins at 2:08 p.m. today on FS1. After picking up a postseason series win last week against the Cincinnati Reds, the Braves will be looking to win their first NLDS since 2001.
Lefty Max Fried will take the ball for the Braves after throwing seven scoreless innings with five strikeouts in Game 1 of the Wild Card series against the Reds. He’ll face Sandy Alcantara for the Marlins, who pitched 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball against the Chicago Cubs last week.
The Braves announced their NLDS roster about three hours before first pitch. There were no major surprises, except maybe the removal of third catcher William Contreras and utility man Johan Camargo in favor of pitchers Huascar Ynoa and Bryse Wilson.
The lineup dropped at roughly the same time as the roster, and most fans could’ve predicted this one almost to a man. The only real difference from the last round is swapping Dansby Swanson and Adam Duvall to have Swanson hitting sixth and Duvall seventh. I really like this change because it almost creates a second “top of the order” kind of feel after Travis d’Arnaud in the cleanup spot.