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MLB lineups for Monday, May 1: Who’s starting, who’s sitting

We provide updates on MLB lineup news, providing fantasy baseball and betting analysis on Monday, May 1st.

Brett Baty of the New York Mets celebrates his fourth inning home run against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on April 27, 2023 in New York City. The Mets defeated the Nationals 9-8. Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Despite a doubleheader in New York, it’s a light MLB slate on Monday, with just eight games on the docket. Still, fantasy baseball lineup decisions never sleep, and neither does our daily lineup report to make sure you’re up to date on who’s in and who’s out.

MLB starting lineups: Monday, May 1

Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets, game one, 1:10 p.m. ET

Sean Murphy will catch while Eddie Rosario serves as the DH and Kevin Pillar gets another start in left. Vaughn Grissom will play shortstop.

Brett Baty will start at third in the day game of this twin bill while Francisco Alvarez sits in favor of Tomas Nido behind the plate — don’t worry, Mets fans, Alvarez will play the nightcap. Daniel Vogelbach will DH against Spencer Strider

Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets, game two, time TBA

Kevin Pillar sits after homering in game one, as does Michael Harris II, as Kevin Hilliard and Eddie Rosario start in center and left, respectively, while Chadwick Tromp will catch and Sean Murphy serves as the DH.

Pretty much the same look for New York with another righty on the mound, as Baty starts again at third in the nightcap while Francisco Alvarez gets the call at catcher.

Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals, 7:05 p.m. ET

Ian Happ gets the day off against tough Nats lefty MacKenzie Gore, while Nelson Velazquez starts in left, Nick Madrigal takes third and Patrick Wisdom serves as the DH.

Joey Meneses starts at DH while Stone Garrett sits and Lane Thomas mans right field.

Cleveland Guardians vs. New York Yankees, 7:05 p.m. ET

Josh Naylor returns to the lineup for Cleveland while Will Brennan starts in right and Mike Zunino is behind the dish.

Still no Aaron Judge for New York as the reigning AL MVP remains out with a hip strain the team hopes won’t land him on the IL. Willie Calhoun will start in right, while Isiah Kiner-Falefa takes center and Oswaldo Cabrera gets the start in left. Gleyber Torres serves as the DH.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET

Brandon Belt will start at first base while Vladimir Guerrero Jr. plays DH, Danny Jansen catches and Alejandro Kirk gets the night off.

Christian Arroyo sits as Enmanuel Valdez gets a start at second while Enrique Hernandez is back in the lineup at short.

San Francisco Giants vs. Houston Astros, 8:10 p.m. ET

LaMonte Wade Jr. will lead off again will Blake Sabol catches, Joc Pederson serves as the DH and Thairo Estrada again fills in at short for Brandon Crawford. No Mike Yastrzemski as he nurses a hamstring injury, as Brett Wisely gets the start in center.

Mauricio Dubon is back leading off and Jose Abreu remains the cleanup man for Houston, as Corey Julks starts in left and Yordan Alvarez serves as the DH.

Cincinnati Reds vs. San Diego Padres, 9:40 p.m. ET

No TJ Friedl and Jake Fraley again for Cincy against another lefty, as Stuart Fairchild starts in left, Henry Ramos takes right and Kevin Newman gets a start at third.

Fernando Tatis Jr. will make his first Petco Park start since 2021, leading off while Matt Carpenter serves as the DH and Brett Sullivan starts at catcher.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. ET

Kody Clemens will start at first while Trea Turner serves as the DH, Alec Bohm starts at third and Edmundo Sosa mans shortstop in Philly’s final game before Bryce Harper’s return.

The return of Mookie Betts: starting shortstop. Will Smith is behind the plate again while Miguel Vargas serves as the DH, Michael Busch starts at second and Chris Taylor sits.