The Braves didn’t see any left-handed starters in their first four contests and have barely seen any left-handed pitching at all for that matter. That will change on Wednesday, as Jon Lester toes the mound for the Cubs in the second game of a three-game set. With Lester on the bump, Braves’ fans finally have the opportunity to see what the lineup card will look like against lefties.
As expected, Ozzie Albies will take over the leadoff duties.
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Not only will Ender Inciarte not be at the top of the order, but he is also sitting out this one. Ronald Acuña will move over and play center field, and Johan Camargo will get his first professional start in the outfield, playing left field.
The Braves plan with Camargo was to make him a super utility player. While they have barely used him in the first four games, this lineup gives us more of an idea of how they plan to employ him. Facing lefties, you can expect Camargo in the outfield. Although, it will be intriguing to see if they continue to bench Inciarte for Camargo or give Nick Markakis some days off as well.
On paper, this is the Braves most potent lineup, and they are up for a test against the ace of the Cubs’ staff.