Riley (quadriceps) is starting at first base and batting sixth Friday against the Red Sox.
The 23-year-old sat out Thursday's lineup as a precaution due to quadriceps tightness, but he's back in action for Friday's series opener. Riley has struggled through September with a .238/.304/.357 slash line in 21 games.
Riley is dealing with some minor quadriceps tightness, but he could have played Thursday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
This explains why Riley is on the bench for the second day in a row. While the team says he was fine to play Thursday, that doesn't necessarily mean he will be back in action Friday. Adeiny Hechavarria is starting at third base in his stead.
Riley is not in Thursday's lineup against the Marlins.
Riley may be a little banged up, as this is his second day off in a row. He is hitting .238/.304/.357 with two home runs and 16 strikeouts in 84 at-bats this month. Adeiny Hechavarria is starting at third base and batting ninth.
Riley isn't starting Wednesday against the Marlins.
Riley has been a staple in Atlanta's lineup recently, but he'll get a day off Wednesday. Adeiny Hechavarria will start at third base in his place.
Riley went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, an RBI, three runs scored and a walk during a 15-2 win over the Mets on Friday.
Riley got involved in the high-scoring affair with a solo home run to lead off the third inning. It was his first long ball in two weeks as the young third baseman upped his slash line to .243/.299/.426 with eight home runs, 24 RBI and 24 runs scored in 184 plate appearances this season.
Riley went 2-for-5 with two walks, five runs and an RBI in the Braves' 29-9 win over the Marlins on Wednesday.
Batting in front of Adam Duvall -- who posted a career-high nine RBI -- proved to be fruitful for Riley, whose five runs matched his output from his previous 11 games combined. Riley is slashing a respectable .257/.350/.400 in September, but his ability to pare down his strikeout rate has probably been a more impressive development to begin the month. He's struck out only twice in his nine starts during that stretch.
Riley went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Nationals.
After going 1-for-3 in the matinee, Riley took Wil Crowe deep in the second inning of a wild 10-9 loss in the nightcap. The 23-year-old slugger extended his hit streak to nine games with the performance, and on the season he's slashing .250/.290/.491 with seven homers and 22 RBI through 33 games.
Riley went 2-for-5 with a three-run triple in Monday's 6-3 win over Boston.
Riley slapped a three-run triple to give the Braves a 5-2 lead in the fifth inning. The 23-year-old is heating up, slashing .375/.419/.700 with three home runs and a palatable 23.3 percent strikeout rate over his last 40 at-bats.
Riley went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, an additional run scored and an RBI double in Sunday's 12-10 win over the Phillies.
Riley was a major factor in the Braves' 10-run second inning. He opened the scoring by plating Adam Duvall with a double and then scored the second run when Dansby Swanson drew a bases-loaded walk. Riley capped off the rally with a two-run blast. The third baseman is slashing .232/.282/.453 with six homers, 17 RBI and 12 runs scored through 28 games.
Riley went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in a 7-4 loss to the Phillies on Friday.
Ender Inciarte led off the seventh inning with a home run and Riley followed him up with a blast of his own. The young third baseman has tallied a hit in seven of his last eight games but is still hitting just .216/.263/.409 on the season.
Riley went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 6-5 win over the Phillies.
The young third baseman got Atlanta on the board in the seventh inning with his fourth homer of the year, ending Zack Wheeler's shutout bid and getting the ball rolling on a comeback. Riley has a modest four-game hitting streak going, but his .189/.247/.365 slash line through 22 games remains poor. If there's a silver lining to his struggles this season, it's that his 29.6 percent strikeout rate and 7.4 percent walk rate are both improvements on his performance as a rookie.
Riley went 2-for-4 with a single and a two-run home run in Monday's 13-8 loss to the Phillies.
This was Riley's first multi-hit game of the season. Putting bat to ball with consistency has been a problem for Riley, who entered the night with a 37.2 K%, but Johan Camargo is in a similar funk and does not appear to be an immediate threat to usurp Riley as the primary third baseman.
Riley is out of the lineup for Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader in Philadelpha.
Riley will head to the bench for the second time in the past three games, but he may rejoin the lineup for Game 2. Johan Camargo will start at the hot corner in the matinee.
Riley isn't in the lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays.
Riley has largely struggled to begin the year as he's slashing just .129/.222/.355 with two home runs, six RBI and 13 strikeouts. He'll get a routine day off Thursday with Johan Camargo starting at third base and batting seventh.
Riley went 1-for-3 with two walks and a three-run home run in Tuesday's 10-1 rout of the Blue Jays.
His fifth-inning blast chased Matt Shoemaker from the game. Riley's second stint in the majors has gone much the way his first one did in 2019 -- while he's flashing his power with two homers and a double through nine games, he isn't making much other contact and is hitting .138 (4-for-29) with 11 strikeouts.
Riley is not in the lineup Monday against the Mets.
Riley blasted his second extra-base hit of the season Sunday with a double against the Mets, but he'll take a seat for the series finale. Johan Camargo will start at third base, batting eighth.
Riley isn't in the lineup Tuesday against the Rays.
Riley went 2-for-14 with a solo home run and five strikeouts as he started in each of the first four games of the season for Atlanta. However, he'll take a seat as Johan Camargo gets the nod at the hot corner Tuesday, batting seventh.
Riley went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's 14-1 win over the Mets.
Riley stretched the Braves' lead to 12-1 with his sixth-inning long ball, his first of the season. The 23-year-old is expected to share third-base duties with Johan Camargo during the 2020 campaign.
Riley will start at third base in Friday's season opener against the Mets, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
The departure of Josh Donaldson this offseason opened up the starting job, and Johan Camargo (hamstring) is limited by injury, leaving Riley as the clear starter for Opening Day. Manager Brian Snitker has consistently indicated both Riley and Camargo will receive starts at the hot corner, but a hot start likely would secure regular more consistent chances.
Braves manager Brian Snitker mentioned Riley, Adam Duvall and Johan Camargo as possible first-base options in the event Freddie Freeman (illness) isn't available for the start of the season, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Freeman has reportedly experienced some serious side effects since testing positive for COVID-19 a few days earlier and may not be back to full strength for the Braves' Opening Day game July 23 and 24, prompting Snitker to explore potential replacement options in summer camp. The implementation of the universal designated hitter already looked like it would give Riley a clear path to an everyday role, and Freeman's potential absence may only further solidify the 23-year-old's spot in the lineup. After an up-and-down rookie season, Riley was one of the Braves' top performers in spring training, slashing .357/.438/.643 while striking out in only five of his 28 at-bats.
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