The Braves and Pirates will be getting things underway in just over an hour from now. The big story going into this game was going to be about how Mike Foltynewicz was trying to get another great start under his belt after pitching two gems against the Diamondbacks and Royals.
However, the main story now is the fact that Erick Aybar has been scratched from the lineup after a chicken bone got stuck in his throat. Seriously. It's been that type of season for Erick Aybar, and we're only in May. He'll be okay, but wow.
Daniel Castro will be replacing him in the lineup, and you can check out the rest of the lineups below:
|ATLANTA BRAVES||PITTSBURGH PIRATES|
|Chase d'Arnaud - 3B||John Jaso - 1B|
|Nick Markakis - RF||Andrew McCutchen - CF|
|Freddie Freeman - 1B||Gregory Polanco - RF|
|Jeff Francoeur - LF||Jung Ho Kang - 3B|
|Tyler Flowers - C||Starling Marte - LF|
|Gordon Beckham - 2B||Josh Harrison - 2B|
|Daniel Castro - SS||Jordy Mercer - SS|
|Mike Foltynewicz - RHP||Chris Stewart - C|
|Mallex Smith - CF||Jeff Locke - LHP|
Here's further data on Pirates starter Jeff Locke:
Trajectory and Movement - from 01/01/2016 to 01/01/2017
|Pitch Type||Count||Freq||Velo (mph)||pfx HMov (in.)||pfx VMov (in.)||H. Rel (ft.)||V. Rel (ft.)|