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Open Thread 5/16: Marlins at Braves

Mark Buehrle takes on Mike Minor in game one of the short series. First pitch is set for 7:10 PM ET. Braves lineup:

  1. Tyler Pastornicky, SS
  2. Martin Prado, LF
  3. Freddie Freeman, 1B
  4. Dan Uggla, 2B
  5. Brian McCann, C
  6. Matt Diaz, RF
  7. Jason Heyward, CF
  8. Juan Francisco, 3B
So, yeah. Pretty interesting lineup. With Michael Bourn getting the day off, Pastornicky is leading off. Doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me, but that's for another day. Also because of Bourn's absence, Heyward gets to play center, which is something we've been wanting to see for awhile. Should be fun. Good to see Freddie back in the lineup after some issues with his eyes.

Expect to see lots of bunts and steal attempts tonight from Miami. The Marlins lead the Majors in stolen bases, swiping 40 bags already this season. Also, they are tied for second in the Majors in bunt hits with nine.

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