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Braves go all Regulars, Pirates Choose not to be Saved by the Bell

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In a night where much is in their favor, can the Braves take advantage of the opportunity?

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While the month of June is upon us, Brian Snitker seems to have settled in on his default lineup structure for the time being. While much of the offense has struggled recently, this lineup has produced wins, and that is what counts. The Braves should have plenty of opportunities to do some damage early and often. Hopefully, that includes Donaldson and Kakes starting to heat up to help earn a win.

Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you. No, that is not potential NL All-Star Starting First Baseman Josh Bell in the clean up spot. It is old friend Melky Cabrera. With Bell out, the Pirates lineup, on paper, does not appear too formidable. However, the top of the order could still cause plenty of issue. The key for Max Fried, and the Braves’ defense after a couple of rare rocky games defensively, is not to give Pittsburgh extra chances through walks and errors.