Giants vs. Braves lineup: Bruce Bochy goes back to left-handed hitters

Dalton Johnson
NBC Sports BayArea
With right-hander Kevin Gausman on the hill, Bruce Bochy will send out a left-handed heavy lineup on Thursday.

Giants vs. Braves lineup: Bruce Bochy goes back to left-handed hitters

With right-hander Kevin Gausman on the hill, Bruce Bochy will send out a left-handed heavy lineup on Thursday.

Giants vs. Braves lineup: Bruce Bochy goes back to left-handed hitters originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com

After going right-handed heavy against Braves left-hander Max Fried, Giants manager Bruce Bochy is placing his lefties back at the top of the order on Thursday for the series finale at Oracle Park. 

With right-handed pitcher Kevin Gausman on the hill for Atlanta, three of the Giants' first four hitters will be lefties. Ironically, lefties (.205) are hitting worse than right-handers (.258) against Gausman this season. 

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Madison Bumgarner will be on the bump for the Giants. And the Braves will be watching him closely as they think about potentially trading for him later this season.

[RELATED: Potential trade partner set to get up-close look at MadBum]

First pitch is scheduled for 12:45 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Bay Area and streaming on the MyTeams app.

Here are the lineups for both teams:

San Francisco Giants (21-27)
Joe Panik, 2B
Steven Duggar, CF
Buster Posey, C
Brandon Belt, 1B
Evan Longoria, 3B
Kevin Pillar, RF
Mac Williamson, LF
Donovan Solano, SS
Madison Bumgarner, LHP (3-4, 4.21 ERA)








Atlanta Braves (27-23)
Ronald Acuña Jr., CF
Dansby Swanson, SS
Freddie Freeman, 1B
Josh Donaldson, 3B
Austin Riley, LF
Ozzie Albies, 2B
Charlie Culberson, RF
Tyler Flowers, C
Kevin Gausman, RHP (2-3, 4.31 ERA)








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