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Pirates vs. Braves - 5/20/2021

The Bucs look to stop a three-game skid tonight.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves, Thursday, May 20, 2021 @ 7:20pm

Location: Truist Field, Atlanta, GA

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA-AM

Braves SB Nation Site: Talking Chop

Projected Starters

Thursday, 7:20 p.m. EST

Pirates: Wil Crowe (0-2, 4.35 ERA)

Braves: Drew Smyly (2-2, 5.23 ERA)

Projected Lineups (subject to change)


  1. Adam Frazier (2B)
  2. Kevin Newman (SS)
  3. Bryan Reynolds (CF)
  4. Jacob Stallings (C)
  5. Gregory Polanco (RF)
  6. Erik Gonzalez (3B)
  7. Will Craig (1B)
  8. Ben Gamel (LF)
  9. Wil Crowe (P)


  1. Ronald Acuña Jr. (RF)
  2. Freddie Freeman (1B)
  3. Marcell Ozuna (LF)
  4. Ozzie Albies (2B)
  5. Austin Riley (3B)
  6. Dansby Swanson (SS)
  7. William Contreras (C)
  8. Guillermo Heredia (CF)
  9. Drew Smyly (P)

The Buccos have lost three games in a row and will look to break the slump tonight in Atlanta. The Braves also have a losing record, so this could be a chance for the Buccos to get on track. Or it could be a chance to sink to new depths. Wil Crowe is looking for his first win of the year on the pitcher’s mound, and the Bucs are still without two of their top power guys in Ke’Bryan Hayes and Colin Moran. Where will the runs come from?

Make sure you check out Jeremy’s preview if you want a full rundown on tonight’s opponent.

Let’s go Bucs!