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Sunday, March 27, 2011

2011 Opening Day Roster

Assuming a trade or waiver wire pickup doesn't go down in the next couple of days, here's the opening day lineup for the Bravos:

Leadoff - LF Martin Prado


Batting 2nd - CF Nate McLouth


Batting 3rd - 3B Chipper Jones


Cleanup - C Brian McCann


Batting 5th - 2B Dan Uggla


Batting 6th - RF Jason Heyward


Batting 7th - SS Alex Gonzalez


Batting 8th - 1B Freddie Freeman


Starting pitcher - Derek Lowe



Starting pitcher - Tommy Hanson


Starting pitcher - Tim Hudson


Starting pitcher - Jair Jurrjens


Starting pitcher - Brandon Beachy


Bench - C - David Ross


Bench - IF/OF - Eric Hinske


Bench - PH - Brooks Conrad


Bench - IF - Brandon Hicks


Bench - OF - Matt Young


Bullpen - RH Closer - Craig Kimbrel


Bullpen - LH Closer - Johnny Venters


Bullpen - RH- Peter Moylan


Bullpen - LH - Eric O'Flaherty


Bullpen - RH - Scott Linebrink


Bullpen - LH - George Sherrill






Bullpen - RH - Cristhian Martinez



All righty then, let's play ball.

11 comments:

Captain Canuck said...

the 7 spot worries the hell out of me.

Dhoff said...

Glad to see Chipper back in the regular lineup.

Derek said...

I hope Nate has a better year this year. I know his spring was better but I really want him to do well for us.

LoCoDe said...

I'm surprised that Heyward with his 91 walks last season would bat as low as 6. I'd move him up to #2 and let him get some protection from Chipper.

DaveH said...

Ummm, I think label above Venters should say LH Closer. Unless, of course, the card posted used a negative image and he just pretended to be LHP because it made it easier to hang out with Wagner last year.

dayf said...

Dangit, gremlins have been messing up my posts again.

fixed

Derek said...

Upon second review, I'm wondering why a potential batting champion is leading off and Mclouth second. Anybody interested is flipping those two guys?

Colbey said...

I heard Minor was sent back to the Minors. Maybe that means I can catch him pitch when Gwinnett comes through Charlotte later in April.

Brian said...

I think the Braves have a solid line-up. And tonioght on the MLB Network. Sean Casey picked them to win the NL East. And I agree, they will be contenders all year. A good mix of pitching and hitting. So..Go Braves!!!

jake said...

Chipper batting third? Lets hope that he finds the fountain of youth. The rotation is strong tho, not sure about the east...probably wild card again.

Mark said...

Made it to the Nats - Braves opener today. Weather was terrible, but game was decent. Heyward looks like a beast, though Livan did strike him out with a 65mph changeup. Lowe pitched well. I was rooting for the Nats (I live in the DC area), but it was good to be at a game on opening day.