Braves Leave Surprising Player Out Of Game 2 Lineup

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Atlanta Braves leave a surprising player out of their NLDS Game 2 lineup against the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Atlanta Braves leave a surprising player out of their NLDS Game 2 lineup against the Milwaukee Brewers. / Lachlan Cunningham/GettyImages
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Offense was difficult to come by in Game 1 of the 2021 National League Division Series. The Atlanta Braves managed just one run against the Milwaukee Brewers after a brilliant start from Corbin Burnes.

In a rather surprising move, Braves manager Brian Snitker is opting to roll out the same lineup, which leaves their lone source of Game 1 offense on the bench.

Braves Lineup

Outfielder Joc Pederson, who clobbered a solo home run in Game 1 and brought Atlanta within one-run late, will once again remain on the bench to start Game 2.

The official Game 2 lineup will be as follows.

On one hand, it's hard to argue against Snitker's decision. This is the normal, everyday lineup in Atlanta and a lineup that scored the seventh-most runs per game (4.91) in baseball. However, Pederson clearly provided a jolt to Atlanta's lineup and owns a long history of playoff experience.

Heading into Game 2, the Braves sit as +102 moneyline underdogs on FanDuel Sportsbook.


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