Preview: Braves at Rays, Game 2

Kyle Wright. Photo courtesy of The Athletic

Kyle Wright takes the mound for the Braves in tonight’s game in St. Petersburg. It’s Wright’s first start of the young 2020 season. He’ll be trying to prevent a series loss to the AL East’s Rays. His supporting cast will be looking to improve on their 19 strikeout day yesterday, which set a Rays franchise record for most strikeouts in a 9 inning game.

Atlanta’s starting lineup for tonight is as follows:

1. Ronald Acuña Jr, RF

2. Ozzie Albies 2B

3. Freddie Freeman DH

4. Marcell Ozuna LF

5. Matt Adams 1B

6. Dansby Swanson SS

7. Johan Camargo 3B

8. Ender Inciarte CF

9. Alex Jackson C

Starting for Tampa will be Yonny Chirinos. This is Chirinos’ 3rd season in MLB‘s biggest level. He has a career 14-10 record; he went 9-5 last season with a 3.85 ERA over 133.1 innings pitched.

Yonny Chirinos. Photo courtesy of

Tonight’s game starts at 6:40 pm eastern.

Tampa’s batting lineup as of 3 p.m. EDT is as follows:

1. Choi, Ji-Man 1B

2. Lowe, Brandon 2B

3. Díaz, Yandy 3B

4. Tsutsugo, Yoshi LF

5. Martínez, José DH

6. Wendle, Joey SS

7. Renfroe, Hunter RF

8. Kiermaier, Kevin CF

9. Perez, Michael C


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