Giants Vs. Pirates Lineup: Madison Bumgarner Starts, Buster Posey Catching

Despite some improvements in velocity and averaging more than one strikeout per inning, Drew Pomeranz couldn't maintain his command and the Giants left the nation's capital with a 4-2 loss to the Nationals on Thursday.

The team hopes to get back on track as they head to Pittsburgh to face Jordan Lyles and the Pirates -- if the weather cooperates.

If the game goes on, the Giants have a lot of work to do. Lyles has been dazzling on the mound and has only allowed one run in 11 innings over his first two outings this season -- and his opponents? Well, they're batting just .158 against him.  

Madison Bumgarner is getting starter honors for the Orange and Black and is currently on pace for a career-best 0.923 WHIP.

Here are the lineups for Thursday's Giants vs. Pirates game:

San Francisco Giants (8-12)
Steven Duggar, RF
Joe Panik, 2B
Buster Posey, C
Brandon Belt, LF
Brandon Crawford, SS
Evan Longoria, 3B
Kevin Pillar, CF
Gerardo Parra, LF
Madison Bumgarner (1-2, 3.12 ERA)

Pittsburgh Pirates (10-6)
Starling Marte, CF
Melky Cabrera, RF
Jung Ho Kang, 3B
Josh Bell, 1B
Francisco Cervelli, C
Pablo Reyes, 2B
JB Shuck, LF
Erik Gonzalez, SS
Jordan Lyles (1-0, 0.82 ERA)

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