Even at 1-1, Dodgers, Atlanta Braves turn to same lineups in Game 3 of NLDS.

Hyun-Jin Ryu

Game 3 starter Hyun-Jin Ryu went 14-8 with a 3.00 ERA in the regular season. (Sarah Reingewirtz/Staff photographer)

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly and Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez are in no mood to change things up — yet.

Both the Braves and the Dodgers will use identical lineups in Game 3 to those we saw in Games 1 and 2 in Atlanta. Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu will start for the Dodgers and right-hander Julio Teheran will start for the Braves, a matchup of two rookies making their 31st start of the season.

As for Game 4, well, some things seem TBA.

Ricky Nolasco is the Dodgers’ scheduled starter. He made the Dodgers’ playoff roster despite a 12.75 earned-run average in his final three starts of the season. Asked if Nolasco was still his starter Monday if the Dodgers lost today, Mattingly said “right now, Ricky’s the guy.”

That caveat could be an important one. Clayton Kershaw, who threw seven strong innings in Game 1 on Thursday, threw a bullpen session Saturday and appears ready to go in case Mattingly has a change of heart.

Here are both teams’ lineups for Game 3:

Dodgers:
Carl Crawford LF
Mark Ellis 2B
Hanley Ramirez SS
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Yasiel Puig RF
Juan Uribe 3B
Skip Schumaker CF
A.J. Ellis C
Hyun-Jin Ryu P

Braves:
Jason Heyward CF
Justin Upton RF
Freddie Freeman 1B
Evan Gattis LF
Brian McCann C
Chris Johnson 3B
Andrelton Simmons SS
Elliot Johnson 2B
Julio Teheran P

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.