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Game Thread: Braves @ Mets, April 6, 2017

Jaime "Kingslayer" Garcia vs. Matt "Batman" Harvey

It's cold out there!
It's cold out there!
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

So many questions:

  • Can the Braves win a series?
  • Will Jaime Garcia get injured?
  • Is Matt Harvey good again?

But, of course, one even-more-important question: are we even going to be able to play this game? There's a lot of rain going on, and rain doesn't mix well with baseball games. Stay tuned and we'll all find out together.

Braves are deploying the same lineup as on Opening Day. Tyler Flowers has apparently been freed from his don't-receive-throws-from-behind-the-plate purgatory.

The Mets are using Wilmer Flores at first base, and in the clean-up spot, in place of Lucas Duda, who had a really rough game last night (0-5, 3K). Of course, Duda also isn't great against lefties, while Wilmer Flores straight-up mashes them (124 wRC+, .507 SLG), so this all makes sense.

Today's Lineups

Ender Inciarte - CF Jose Reyes - 3B
Dansby Swanson - SS Asdrubal Cabrera - SS
Freddie Freeman - 1B Yoenis Cespedes - LF
Matt Kemp - LF Wilmer Flores - 1B
Nick Markakis - RF Curtis Granderson - CF
Brandon Phillips - 2B Neil Walker - 2B
Adonis Garcia - 3B Jay Bruce - RF
Tyler Flowers - C Travis d'Arnaud - C
Jaime Garcia - LHP Matt Harvey - RHP

If this game doesn't get played, it'll be a sad Thursday night.

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