A.J. Pierzynski C ATL 1 day ago

Pierzynski is out of the lineup Friday against the Marlins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

As usual, Pierzynski will head to the bench with the Marlins trotting left-hander Adam Conley to the mound. Tyler Flowers will take over behind the plate Friday, and could also garner the start Saturday with lefty Wei-Yin Chen slated to throw for Miami. If the platoon holds up, Pierzynski will likely re-enter the lineup Sunday when right-hander Tommy Koehler takes the ball for the series finale.

A.J. Pierzynski C ATL 2 days ago

Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup Thursday against the Brewers, Kevin McAlpin of the Braves Radio Network reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Despite right-hander Wily Peralta taking the hill for Milwaukee, Pierzynski will get the day off following Wednesday's 13-inning loss in which he caught every inning. Tyler Flowers will fill in for the 39-year-old behind the plate.

A.J. Pierzynski C ATL 1 week ago

Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup Thursday against the Pirates.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Pierzynski has a lot of trouble against left-handers, holding a dreary .125 OPS against them on the season, so it comes as no surprise that he'll take a seat for the series finale with left-hander Jeff Locke taking the ball for Pittsburgh. As usual, Tyler Flowers will fill in behind the plate for him.

A.J. Pierzynski C ATL 1 week ago

Pierzynski is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Pirates.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With left-hander Francisco Liriano taking the ball for Pittsburgh, Pierzynski will retreat to the bench for the second time this series. Tyler Flowers will fill in for him behind the plate for the day, although Flowers could garner another start with lefty Jeff Locke slated to pitch Thursday for the Pirates.

A.J. Pierzynski C ATL 2 weeks ago

Pierzynski is not in the lineup Monday against the Pirates.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Pierzynski will head to the bench for the second day in a row, likely due to the fact that the Pirates are trotting left-hander John Niese out to the mound Monday. Tyler Flowers will take over behind the plate in his stead.

A.J. Pierzynski C ATL 2 weeks ago

Pierzynski is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's a regular day of rest for Pierzynski, as the veteran has started three of the last four contests behind the plate for Atlanta. As usual, Tyler Flowers will man the backstop in his stead, as well as bat cleanup in the order.

A.J. Pierzynski C ATL 2 weeks ago

Pierzynski is not in the lineup Friday against the Royals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Just a day removed from his 2,000th career game, Pierzynski will receive what is likely a regular day off. Tyler Flowers will take over behind the plate to face Royals starter Edinson Volquez.

A.J. Pierzynski C ATL 2 weeks ago

Pierzynski played in his 2,000 career game against the Phillies on Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It was another milestone in a season that should have plenty of them for the 39-year-old catcher. He recorded his 2,000 career hit in April, becoming the 10th catcher to accomplish the feat. Pierzynski also needs seven more RBI for 2,000 and five additional doubles for 400. He is slashing .205/.250/.244 with seven RBI and seven runs in 78 at-bats this year.

A.J. Pierzynski C ATL 3 weeks ago

Pierzynski is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Phillies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Pierzynski will get the day off as is standard with a lefty on the mound while Tyler Flowers gets the start in his place.

A.J. Pierzynski C ATL 3 weeks ago

Pierzynski is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Pierzynski owns the slight edge in Atlanta's catching platoon, but typically sits against left-handers, which is the case Sunday with southpaw Patrick Corbin on the hill. Tyler Flowers will take over behind the plate, batting cleanup in the order.