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Austin Barnes starting at catcher for Dodgers on Tuesday

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes will start and bat eighth against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Barnes will start behind the plate with Yasmani Grandal receiving the night off.

Our models project Barnes for 8.7 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,100.

Dodgers' Yasmani Grandal sitting on Tuesday

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal is not starting on Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Grandal will head to the bench with Austin Barnes starting behind the plate.

Grandal is hitting .136 with 1 home run and 1 RBI in 22 at-bats this postseason.

Jonathan Schoop draws start for Brewers in Game 4 Tuesday

Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Jonathan Schoop is starting against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Schoop will replace Travis Shaw at second base and bat sixth versus Dodgers left-hander Rich Hill while making his first appearance of the series. He is a combined 0-for-6 this postseason.

numberFire's models project Schoop to score 7.9 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,600 in Game 4.

Manny Pina behind the bag for Milwaukee in Game 4 versus Dodgers

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina is starting in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series versus the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Pina will replace Erik Kratz behind the plate to catch Gio Gonzalez and bat seventh versus Dodgers left-hander Rich Hill. He went 1-for-2 with 2 walks drawn and a run scored in Game 1.

numberFire's models project Pina to score 7.5 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,300 in Game 4.

Brian Dozier starting at second base for Dodgers on Tuesday

Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Brian Dozier will start and bat fifth against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Dozier will get the start at second base with Kike Hernandez moving to center field and Cody Bellinger heading to the bench.

Our models project Dozier for 11.0 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,800.

Cody Bellinger resting for Dodgers on Tuesday

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger will not start against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Bellinger will sit tonight with Kike Hernandez shifting to center field and Brian Dozier starting at second base.

Bellinger is hitting .048 with 1 RBI in 21 at-bats this postseason.

Max Muncy not in Dodgers' Tuesday starting lineup

Los Angeles Dodgers utilityman Max Muncy will not start in Game 4's lineup against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Muncy will sit tonight with David Freese starting at first base.

Muncy is hitting .176 with 2 home runs and 4 RBIs in 17 at-bats this postseason.

Erik Kratz on Brewers' bench in Game 4 against Dodgers

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz is out of the starting lineup on Tuesday versus the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series.

What It Means:

Kratz will be replaced by Manny Pina at catcher after making starts in the past two games. He is a combined 1-for-7 with a double and a run scored this series.

Kratz is 6-for-15 (.400) with 2 doubles, 2 RBI, and 2 runs scored in five games this postseason.

David Freese starting at first base for Dodgers on Tuesday

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder David Freese will start and bat third in Game 4 against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Freese will get the start at first base with Max Muncy receiving the night off against lefty starter Gio Gonzalez.

Our models project Freese for 11.5 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,400.

Travis Shaw sitting for Brewers versus Dodgers in Game 4

Milwaukee Brewers infielder Travis Shaw is out of the starting lineup in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series versus the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Jonathan Schoop will take Shaw's spot at second base Tuesday as the Brewers look to build a 3-1 lead. Shaw is 3-for-10 (.300) with 1 home run, 1 triple, 1 RBI, and 2 runs scored in this series.

Shaw is slashing .333/.417/.619 with 1 home run, 1 triple, 1 double, 2 RBI, 3 walks drawn, 1 steal, and 2 runs scored in six games this postseason.

Dodgers' Joc Pederson not starting in Game 4's lineup on Tuesday

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson will not start against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Pederson will head to the bench with Chris Taylor starting in left field.

In the 2018 National League Championship Series, Pederson has produced a total of 9.4 FanDuel points.

Jesus Aguilar hitting cleanup for Brewers in National League Championship Series Game 4

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar is hitting out of the cleanup spot versus left-hander Rich Hill and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Aguilar will replace Travis Shaw on cleanup duties after he hit fifth in Game 3. He is 2-for-9 (.222) with a home run so far this series.

numberFire's models project Aguilar to score 10.4 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,800 in Game 4.

Dodgers' Chris Taylor batting leadoff on Tuesday against Brewers

Los Angeles Dodgers utilityman Chris Taylor will start and bat leadoff against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Taylor will start in left field with Joc Pederson heading to the bench.

Our models project Taylor for 12.7 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,800.

Tyler White sitting for Astros versus Red Sox in Game 3

Houston Astros designated hitter/first baseman Tyler White is out of the starting lineup in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series versus the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Jose Altuve will move off second base and handle DH duties for Houston, so White will grab a seat on the bench. White went a combined 0-for-5 with 3 whiffs in the first two games of the series.

White is 3-for-11 (.273) with a double and 5 strikeouts in five games this postseason.

Martin Maldonado moves to Astros' bench in Game 3 versus Red Sox

Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado is out of the starting lineup in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series versus the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Brian McCann will catch Dallas Keuchel for Houston in Game 3. Maldonado went a combined 1-for-6 with 1 double and 2 runs scored in the first two games of the series.

Maldonado is hitting .143 in five games this postseason with 1 home run, 1 double, 1 RBI, and 3 runs scored.

Rafael Devers back on Red Sox's bench versus Houston in Game 3

Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers is out of the starting lineup on Tuesday in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series versus the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Devers went 2-for-3 with 2 runs scored and an RBI in Game 2 as the Red Sox evened up the series, but he will be replaced on the hot corner by Eduardo Nunez against left-hander Dallas Kecuhel and the Astros on Tuesday.

Devers is 4-for-10 (.400) with 2 RBI, 1 steal, and 4 runs scored in three games this postseason.

Eduardo Nunez on the hot corner for Red Sox in Game 3 Tuesday

Boston Red Sox third baseman Eduardo Nunez is starting in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series versus the Houston Astros on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Nunez will replace Rafael Devers at third base and bat sixth versus Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel. He is 2-for-14 (.143) with a double, an RBI, and 2 walks drawn in four games this postseason.

numberFire's models project Nunez to score 9.6 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,400 in Game 3.

Tony Kemp in left field for Astros versus Red Sox in Game 3

Houston Astros outfielder Tony Kemp is starting in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series versus the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Jose Altuve will play designated hitter and Marwin Gonzalez will move in to cover second base, opening up a start for Kemp in left field. He will bat ninth versus Red Sox right-hander Nathan Eovaldi. Tyler White will be available off the bench.

numberFire's models project Kemp to score 8.4 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,300 in Game 3. He went 1-for-3 with 2 walks drawn and 2 runs scored on October 8 in his lone appearance this postseason.

Brian McCann catching for Astros in American League Championship Series Game 3

Houston Astros catcher Brian McCann is starting in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series versus the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday.

What It Means:

McCann will replace Martin Maldonado behind the bag to catch Dallas Keuchel and bat eighth versus Red Sox right-hander Nathan Eovaldi. He went 0-for-3 with 2 strikeouts in his lone appearance this postseason.

numberFire's models project McCann to score 6.9 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,400 in Game 3.

Austin Barnes not starting for Los Angeles in Game 3 on Monday

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes is not in the lineup on Monday night.

What It Means:

Barnes will be replaced behind the plate by Yasmani Grandal for Game 3 of the NLCS on Monday.

Barnes has gone 0-for-3 this postseason with 1 RBI.

Dodgers' Matt Kemp sitting out Game 3 of the NLCS on Monday

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is not in the lineup for Game 3 of the NLCS on Monday.

What It Means:

Kemp started Games 1 and 2 with southpaws pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers. With Jhoulys Chacin on the hill on Monday, Joc Pederson joins the lineup.

Kemp has gone 3-for-10 (.300) with 1 RBI this postseason.

David Freese heads to the Dodgers' bench for Game 3 on Monday

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder David Freese is not in the lineup on Monday.

What It Means:

Freese heads to the bench with Max Muncy getting the start at first base versus the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3 of NLCS on Monday.

Freese has gone 1-for-5 with 3 runs driven in this postseason.

Chris Taylor not in the Dogers' lineup for Game 3 on Monday

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop/outfielder Chris Taylor is not in the lineup on Monday.

What It Means:

Taylor heads to the bench in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series in favor of Cody Bellinger.

Taylor has gone 6-for-12 (.500) with 1 homer, 3 RBI, and 4 runs scored this postseason.

Yasmani Grandal catching for Dodgers in Game 3 of National League Championship Series

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal is starting versus the Milwaukee Brewers in Monday's National League Championship Series Game 3.

What It Means:

Grandal will replace Austin Barnes behind the bag to catch Walker Buehler and bat seventh versus Brewers right-hander Jhoulys Chacin after sitting out Game 2. He went 1-for-4 with 2 strikeouts in Game 1.

numberFire's models project Grandal to score 8.6 FanDuel points in Game 3.

Cody Bellinger starting for Dodgers against Milwaukee in Game 3

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman/outfielder Cody Bellinger is starting against the Milwaukee Brewers in Monday's National League Championship Series Game 3.

What It Means:

Bellinger will replace Chris Taylor in center field and bat fifth versus Brewers right-hander Jhoulys Chacin. He went 0-for-4 in Game 1 before sitting out Game 2.

numberFire's models project Bellinger to score 12.2 FanDuel points in Game 3.

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