Fredi Gonzalez has decided to shake things up with the Braves’ lineup for Game 1 of today’s doubleheader against the Mets, moving Chipper Jones into the second spot.
Last time Jones hit second in the order? Way back in 1996, when he did so four times as a 24-year-old.
In the 15 seasons since here’s the breakdown of Jones’ starts in each batting order spot:
Martin Prado has batted second for the Braves in 43 of the past 50 games, but he’s in the No. 6 spot for Game 1 today.