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Game Thread 5/31: Braves @ Giants

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Can the good Julio show up today please and finish May on a high note? That would be great.

Freddie Freeman's struggles of late have merited giving him a day off. Chris Johnson starts at first base today. This is Freeman's first off day since September 23, 2013, a stretch of 213 straight starts.

Today's Lineups

Jace Peterson - 2B Norichika Aoki - LF
Cameron Maybin - CF Joe Panik - 2B
Nick Markakis - RF Hunter Pence - RF
Jonny Gomes - LF Buster Posey - C
Juan Uribe - 3B Brandon Belt - 1B
Chris Johnson - 1B Brandon Crawford - SS
Andrelton Simmons - SS Angel Pagan - CF
Christian Bethancourt - C Matt Duffy - 3B
Julio Teheran - RHP Madison Bumgarner - LHP

Lefties only have 24 at-bats against Bumgarner this year; they are 6-24. Opposing hitters against MadBum have just three hits in their last 37 at-bats with runners in scoring position.