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Game Thread: Nova takes on Giants in Mother’s Day match up

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Washington Nationals Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Pirates will look to win their 6th straight as they take on the Giants for the Mother’s Day match up.

The Giants will be sending Derek Holland to the mound to face the Bucs. Holland has struggled so far this year, going 1-4 with a 5.66 ERA over 35 innings pitched.

Speaking of struggling pitchers, Ivan Nova hopes to return to April form as the month of May has not treated him kindly. He has given up five earned runs in each of his starts this month while being unable to get through five innings pitched.

Game time is 1:35 pm EDT.

Here are the lineups:


  1. Gorkys Hernandez CF
  2. Andrew McCutchen RF
  3. Brandon Belt LF
  4. Evan Longoria 3B
  5. Pablo Sandoval 1B
  6. Brandon Crawford SS
  7. Nick Hundley C
  8. Kelby Tomlinson 2B
  9. Derek Holland P


  1. Francisco Cervelli C
  2. Jose Osuna RF
  3. Starling Marte CF
  4. Josh Bell 1B
  5. Corey Dickerson LF
  6. David Freese 3B
  7. Sean Rodriguez 2B
  8. Jordy Mercer SS
  9. Ivan Nova P