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Atlanta Braves vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Game Thread: May 17

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Yes, baseball is still being played today.

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It has been a wild -- and somewhat celebratory -- day already for Braves' fans, so let's see if the club can cap it off with their 10th win of the season.

Aaron Blair will be on the mound looking for his first major league win. More strikeouts and less walks would be promising to see from the rookie. Juan Nicasio will take the hill for the Pirates. The Braves -- and especially Freddie Freeman -- have had a ton of success against him in the past. Here are the lineups.


The Pirates lineup, which was only posted in picture form after a user complained about them only posting their lineup as a gif.

Today's Lineups

Ender Inciarte - LF John Jaso - 1B
Nick Markakis - RF Andrew McCutchen - CF
Freddie Freeman - 1B Gregory Polanco - LF
A.J. Pierzynski - C Jung Ho Kang - 3B
Gordon Beckham - 3B Francisco Cervelli - C
Kelly Johnson - 2B Matt Joyce - RF
Daniel Castro - SS Josh Harrison - 2B
Aaron Blair - RHP Jordy Mercer - SS
Mallex Smith - CF Juan Nicasio - RHP

And your Atlanta Braves' manager: BRIAN SNITKER