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April 8th Game Thread: Braves vs. Cardinals

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After just two games in four days, the Braves ramp things up beginning on Friday night.

The Atlanta Braves have had a weird schedule thus far, playing only two games in a four-day period without any weather issues. Beginning on Friday, though, a sense of normalcy arrives, and the Braves begin a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

As outlined in today's game preview, this is a battle of winless baseball teams, which should lend something of a sense of urgency to this particular contest. Either way, we'll be here throughout the night to guide you through the proceedings, and feel free to discuss (read: argue) the game in every way possible in our game thread.

Here is a look at today's lineups:

Today's Lineups

Matt Carpenter - 3B Ender Inciarte - CF
Stephen Piscotty - RF Erick Aybar - SS
Matt Holliday - LF Freddie Freeman - 1B
Matt Adams - 1B Adonis Garcia - 3B
Randal Grichuk - CF Nick Markakis - RF
Yadier Molina - C Hector Olivera - LF
Kolten Wong - 2B Tyler Flowers - C
Jedd Gyorko - SS Gordon Beckham - 2B
Jaime Garcia - LHP Matt Wisler - RHP