Last Series Without Young Duo

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The Braves look to avoid their second straight series loss, when they take on the Marlins today. Atlanta’s sending out Robbie Erlin to take the club to the top of the NL East in a tie with Miami.

Erlin’s a career 13-20 pitcher with a 4.66 ERA & 258 strikeouts over 319 innings pitched. He’s got big league experience as a starter, which is already an improvement on most of the young guys Atlanta’s thrown out there this season.

But this is no ordinary series finale, this should be the last series Atlanta plays without young studs Cristian Pache & Tucker Davidson.

Pache

Cristian is the Braves organization’s No. 1 prospect. He’s been dubbed the center fielder of the future. And that future has arrived. With Ronald Acuña Jr on the 10-day IL, this is Pache’s chance to come up & make an appearance. Pair Acuña’s situation with current center fielder, Ender Inciarte’s massive struggles at the plate…Atlanta’s in the perfect situation to make the move. And once Acuña comes back, leave Pache in center & keep Acuña in right field. BAM. There it is for the next 10 seasons.

Davidson

Tucker Davidson is the other prospect I expect to make his MLB debut this week. Atlanta’s rotation problems are well-known, so I’ll spare y’all any further explanation of that. Tucker didn’t pitch in yesterday’s scrimmage, which I interpreted as a sure sign that he was resting for his first big league start. Even if he doesn’t live up to the MASSIVE hype, he can’t be worse than what’s been happening so far in 2020.

LINEUPS

Braves

1. Swanson SS

2. Freeman 1B

3. Ozuna DH

4. Markakis RF

5. Duvall LF

6. Camargo 2B

7. Flowers C

8. Riley 3B

9. Inciarte CF

Marlins

1. Villar SS

2. Aguilar DH

3. Anderson 3B

4. Díaz 1B

5. Brinson LF

6. Berti RF

7. Forsythe 2B

8. Lavarnway C

9. Harrison CF

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