Gamethread: Pirates take on Sixten Ahlberg, Stylor Topspin, and other players you've never heard of

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The Pirates begin a series against the woeful Astros tonight. A few notes:

-P- Jose Contreras has been placed on the bereavement list, and the Pirates have promoted Jared Hughes to take his place.

-P- The A's have designated Chris Resop for assignment.

-P- David Todd talks with Ben Lindbergh about Russell Martin's pitch-framing.

Here's the Pirates' lineup.

Starling Marte LF
Travis Snider RF
Andrew McCutchen CF
Garrett Jones 1B
Neil Walker 2B
Russell Martin C
Pedro Alvarez 3B
Clint Barmes SS
Jeanmar Gomez P

The Astros will also be starting some players. It doesn't really matter who they are, so I will use a random name generator.

Kostandin Baris CF
Isi Wildgrube 3B
Isaiah Error LF
Stylor Topspin RF
Oved Sheinfeld 1B
Su Cheung C
Vilhjálmur Kermit SS
Bran 2B
Sixten Ahlberg P

Isaiah Error is part Biblical and part Goth, in case you're wondering.

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