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Clint Hurdle unveils Pirates’ Opening Day lineup

Pittsburgh Pirates v Atlanta Braves
Bobby Hill somehow finds himself without a 2018 Opening Day gig.
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Clint Hurdle revealed the Pirates’ lineup for Opening Day:

  1. Adam Frazier, DH
  2. Josh Harrison, 2B
  3. Gregory Polanco, RF
  4. Josh Bell, 1B
  5. Corey Dickerson, LF
  6. Starling Marte, CF
  7. Francisco Cervelli, C
  8. Colin Moran, 3B
  9. Jordy Mercer, SS

Ivan Nova will take the mount against the Tigers’ Jordan Zimmermann for Thursday’s 1:10 p.m. game in Detroit.

The batting order may be a little wonky, depending on who you ask, but it’s not all that wild. My main complaint is that Corey Dickerson should be DH’ing, or somehow hidden from the outfield, when given the chance.

We’ll have plenty of time to complain about the lineup, and anything else, over the next six months, though.