The Braves are making some changes in their recent defensive setup and lineup for the end of today's series against the Milwaukee Brewers:
Austin Riley makes his first start at third base, instead of Josh Donaldson. Johan Camargo will take charge in left field. With the absence of Donaldson, both Nick Markakis and Riley advance a position in the order to reach the fourth and fifth place, respectively, while Camargo occupies the sixth place. Suffice it to say that the Braves have not yet used this arrangement this year.
For the Brewers, Jesus Aguilar and Ryan Braun will take a place in the bank. Eric Thames and Ben Gamel will start at their respective places.
This will be the first time the Brewers have used this defensive arrangement, although no one is playing out of position or anything.
No one in the Braves has faced Brandon Woodruff. Actually, it's kind of weird that he's thrown more than 130 innings in the big leagues in parts of three seasons, but never against the Braves, at least not until today. On the other hand, this Milwaukee body has a lot of experience against Foltynewicz. Grandal has taken Foltynewicz to the depths twice in his career, and is starting the rare game of day after a game night. Aguilar, who is not in the starting lineup, has also moved away from the right-hander for the Braves. The Milwaukee hitter with the most experience against Foltynewicz is Christian Yelich, who has faced him 24 times and has nine hits (eight singles, one double) and one output from him.