Inciarte (thumb) is starting in center field and batting leadoff Thursday against the Nationals. Inciarte bruised his thumb during Tuesday's contest, but he's good to go after getting the day off Wednesday. Now that he's healthy, Inciarte will look to build on his already impressive .309/.354/.414 line with 11 homers and 21 steals in 141 games this season.
Inciarte (thumb) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals. Inciarte will spend Wednesday on the bench after suffering a bruised thumb during Tuesday's contest. In his place, Lane Adams draws the start in center. Inciarte should be considered day-to-day while he waits for the swelling to go down.
Inciarte suffered a bruised thumb during Tuesday's game against the Nationals, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Inciarte jammed his thumb while diving into a base during Tuesday's win over the Nationals. He was able to finish out the contest but underwent tests after the game that ultimately revealed a bruised thumb. The injury is nothing overly serious, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Inciarte withheld from the starting lineup Wednesday if the thumb experiences some swelling overnight.
Inciarte went a combined 8-for-10 with a walk, a triple, two stolen bases, two runs scored and five RBI in both games of Wednesday's doubleheader sweep of the Phillies. The massive performance across both ends of the twin bill added 20 points to his OPS on the season, bringing it up to a career-high .763. Inciarte's 19 steals and 83 runs are also two shy of his career best in each category.
Inciarte went 5-for-5 with a triple, a walk, a run scored, four RBI and a stolen base during the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader in Philadelphia. Inciarte contributed right off the bat, notching a base hit to open the game and immediately swiping second base. He later sandwiched a two-run single in the third inning between RBI singles in the second and fifth while adding his third triple of the season with two outs in the seventh to notch his third five-hit performance of the season. Inciarte doesn't offer much in the way of power, but his speed and ability to churn out hits make the center fielder a dangerous option at the top of Atlanta's order.
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