Braves announce roster for NLCS vs. Dodgers; Anderson to start Game 2

ATLANTA — Just hours before the first pitch of the 2021 National League Championship Series, we now know who will be taking the field or in the dugout for the Atlanta Braves.

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The Braves decided to tweak a few spots on the roster, going with 12 pitchers and 14 position players. Two players from the Divisional Series roster did not move forward. Rookie pitcher Dylan Lee and outfielder Terrance Gore were not added this time.

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Reliever Chris Martin returns after sitting out the NLDS. Martin, who has been one of the teams most reliable pitchers the past few seasons struggled in 2021. The hope is a few days off to rest and stretch out will do him well.

The Braves also brought up Johan Camargo. Camargo has been in the playoffs before and had a very good season in Gwinnett. He can also play almost any position on the field.

Outfielder Christian Pache will remain on the roster in place of Jorge Soler who remains on the COVID-19 reserve list. The Braves are hoping Soler will be able to return at some point during this series.

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The rest of the roster stays in tact from the Divisional Series. We know Max Fried will be the starting pitcher for game one.

The starting lineup is expected to be the following:

SS Dansby Swanson

1B Freddie Freeman

2B Ozzie Albies

3B Austin Riley

LF Eddie Rosario

CF Adam Duvall

RF Joc Pederson

C Travis D’Arnaud

P Max Fried.

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Game 1 is Saturday night at Truist Park with first pitch at 8:07 p.m.

The Braves also announced who will start Game 2 on Sunday. Ian Anderson will take the mound, which would set up Charlie Morton to start Game 3 in Los Angeles.