Braves make major lineup change ahead of World Series Game 1

Here is the starting lineup the Atlanta Braves are rolling with for Game 1 of the World Series.

After making it to the World Series for the first time since 1999, Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker is going with a different lineup for Game 1 vs. the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

With the Astros having home-field advantage in this best-of-seven World Series, Games 1 and 2 will be in Houston. That means the designated hitter will be employed by a National League team like the Braves whenever they are away from home. Though Max Fried can rake at the plate, having the DH available on the road is a huge boost to the Braves’ already impressive lineup.

Here is who is getting the start for the Braves on Tuesday night in Houston.

Atlanta Braves World Series Game 1 lineup

  1. DH Jorge Soler
  2. 1B Freddie Freeman
  3. 2B Ozzie Albies
  4. 3B Austin Riley
  5. LF Eddie Rosario
  6. CF Adam Duvall
  7. C Travis d’Arnaud
  8. RF Joc Pederson
  9. SS Dansby Swanson

Leading off for Atlanta on Tuesday night will be outfielder Jorge Soler in occupying the DH role. It will be the same No. 2 to No. 4 for Atlanta with Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies and Austin Riley hitting in their respective spots. 2021 NLCS MVP Eddie Rosario will bat fifth and play left field. Adam Duvall, Travis d’Arnaud, Joc Pederson and Dansby Swanson round out the batting order.

On the mound for Atlanta will be former Astros starter Charlie Morton. Though he has not been as dominant in October as some in Braves Country would have liked, he is a big-game pitcher and that is why general manager Alex Anthopoulos signed him in free agency this past offseason. Though moving Rosario back to fifth is a tad questionable, his hot bat is in the middle of the order.

Atlanta must steal at least one game at Minute Maid Park if the Braves want to be champions.