Opening Day Starting Lineups: Nats v. Braves

Posted by Dave Nichols | Thursday, March 31, 2011 | , , | 0 comments »

Atlanta Braves (0-0) v. Washington Nationals (0-0)
Thursday 1:05 pm, Saturday 1:05 pm, Sunday 1:35 pm
Nationals Park, Washington D.C.

The weather might be more suited for football playoffs than baseball's Opening Day, but they're going to do everything they can to get this one in today.  Game time temperature should be around 45 degrees with a mist or drizzle, and conditions will probably deteriorate during the day.  But it's baseball games that count!

Today is the first game in about 100 years that Bobby Cox won't be managing the Atlanta Braves.  Fredi Gonzalez takes over for the legend.  Nationals manager Jim Riggleman starts his second full season as skipper of the the home team.

The Braves and Nats find themselves on opposite ends of the N.L. East, as Atlanta should contend with the Phillies in the East and be in the wild card discussion regardless, while the Nats hope to avoid their sixth straight last place finish in the division.

Enjoy Opening Day everyone!  And stay warm and dry!

Martin Prado-7
Nate McLouth-8
Chipper Jones-5
Brian McCann-3
Dan Uggla-4
Jason Heyward-9
Alex Gonzalez-6
Freddie Freeman-3
Derek Lowe-1

Ian Desmond-6
Jayson Werth-9
Ryan Zimmerman-5
Adam LaRoche-3
Michael Morse-7
Rick Ankiel-8
Danny Espinosa-4
Ivan Rodriguez-2
Livan Hernandez-1