Markakis isn't in Thursday's lineup for Game 4 of the NLCS against the Dodgers. Markakis will take a seat for a second consecutive game as the Dodgers start southpaw Clayton Kershaw on Thursday. Austin Riley will take over in left field with Johan Camargo starting at third base.
Markakis is out of the lineup Wednesday for Game 3 of the Braves' NLDS matchup with the Dodgers, 680 The Fan Atlanta reports. With a southpaw (Julio Urias) on the bump for Los Angeles, Braves manager Brian Snitker will play matchups and swap out the lefty-hitting Markakis for the switch-hitting Johan Camargo. Markakis started in the first two games of the series, going 2-for-7 with a double, a walk and a run scored.
Markakis isn't starting Saturday against the Red Sox. Even with right-hander Tanner Houck on the mound for Boston, Markakis will take a seat as Atlanta gears up for the postseason. Ronald Acuna will shift to right field with Ender Inciarte starting in center.
Markakis isn't in Monday's lineup against the Marlins. Markakis will retreat to the bench one again with southpaw Trevor Rogers starting for the Marlins. Adam Duvall will shift to right field with Marcell Ozuna starting in left.
Markakis will be on the bench against lefty David Peterson and the Mets on Saturday. Markakis has started against a lefty just once all season. Tyler Flowers enters the lineup in his absence and will start at catcher, pushing Travis d'Arnaud to designated hitter, Marcell Ozuna to left field and Adam Duvall to right.
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