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Braves vs. Mets Lineups: Jason Heyward Batting Second

The Atlanta Braves struggled mightily two weeks ago when facing Johan Santana and the Mets, so manager Fredi Gonzalez decided to switch things up a bit for Tuesday night's rematch at Turner Field.

The most notable change is with Jason Heyward. Despite incredible numbers thus far in the season -- his triple-slash line is .375/.444/.656 right now -- Heyward has typically batted sixth or seventh. With Martin Prado out of the lineup, Heyward has moved up to the No. 2 spot in the order. Matt Diaz is playing for Prado in left field, batting sixth.

Here is the complete lineup for Tuesday night:

Michael Bourn CF
Jason Heyward RF
Chipper Jones 3B
Brian McCann C
Dan Uggla 2B
Matt Diaz LF
Freddie Freeman 1B
Tyler Pastornicky SS
Randall Delgado SP

It will be interesting to see if Gonzalez continues to bat Heyward second in the coming days, or if this is simply a one-night fix with Prado on the bench.

First pitch from Atlanta is set for 7:10 ET.

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