Jack Wilson, who sprained his left middle finger in the home opener, returns to the lineup this afternoon.
• With the Pirates leading 10-0 in the ninth inning yesterday, it might have seemed a good spot to use Rule 5 pickup Donnie Veal for an inning of relief. Manager John Russell and pitching coach Joe Kerrigan discussed it, but ended up going with righty Jesse Chavez. “Chavez needed to get out there,” Russell said. Chavez tossed a 1-2-3 inning, striking out Brian McCann to end it, in is first outing in three days.
• Lineups for this afternoon’s (hopefully not rain-delayed) game:
BRAVES 1. Omar Infante 22, 2. Martin Prado 2b, 3. Chipper Jones 3b, 4. Garret Anderson lf, 5. Jeff Francoeur rf, 6. Casey Kotchman 1b, 7. David Ross c, 8. Jordan Schafer cf, 9. Javier Vazquez (0-1, 4.50) rhp.
PIRATES 1. Nyjer Morgan lf, 2. Freddy Sanchez 2b, 3. Nate McLouth cf, 4. Ryan Doumit c, 5. Adam LaRoche 1b, 6. Brandon Moss rf, 7. Andy LaRoche 3b, 8. Wilson ss, 9. Zach Duke (2-0, 0.59) lhp.