Ninth different lineup set for Atlanta
MIAMI — Until he finds a combination that clicks, Marlins manager Mike Redmond will keep scrambling up his lineup.
He did it once again on Wednesday, putting together his ninth different lineup in nine games. Chris Valaika is getting the start at first base, giving Greg Dobbs a breather.
Atlanta is going with lefty Mike Minor and the Marlins are off on Thursday, so the left-handed hitting Dobbs is getting a couple of days off in a row.
The Marlins are off to a rough 1-7 start after dropping the first two against the Braves.
Atlanta has certainly had Miami’s number the past two seasons. In 2012, the Braves won the season series, 14-4.
Going back to last year, when the Marlins finished 69-93, they had a trouble winning any series. They have won one of their last eight series, taking two of three from the Mets, from Oct. 1-3.
1) Pierre, LF
2) Solano, 2B
3) Stanton, RF
4) Polanco, 3B
5) Ruggiano, CF
6) Olivo, C
7) Hechavarria, SS
8) Valaika, 1B
9) Sanabia, P
– Joe Frisaro