March 20, 2013; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves souvenir baseballs sit in a bin before the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves Announce Opening Day Starter


On Thursday Fredi Gonzalez and the Atlanta Braves management announced who will be on the mound for the first game of the season.  Taking on the Philadelphia Phillies on April 1st the Braves will send Tim Hudson out to the bump.

This will be Hudson’s third time being chosen by the Braves to represent them in the first game of the season.  His last opening day start came in 2008 against the Washington Nationals, he received a non-decision for his outing.  In his first opening day start, Hudson picked up another non-decision versus the Los Angles Dodgers.  We’re all hoping a better performance is in the future when he takes on the Phillies.

March 04, 2013; Port St Lucie, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tim Hudson (15) throws a pitch against the New York Mets in the spring training game at Tradition Field. Atlanta defeated the New York 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports


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  • fireboss

    Token starts for the old guys. Maholm has little record against the current Phillies lineup but Utley kills him. Interesting experiment I guess. Hamels will be tough, IF halladay pitches game 2 it’s a toss up and I guess Lee in Game 3. We’ve used Lee pretty hard at times in the past. I’d like a pup out of Hamels.

  • Stephen Robisch

    Hey Jeff, do you know Aaron Glick by any chance and did you play ball at Charlotte NABA league?

    • Jeff Schafer

      The name sounds familiar, how would I know him? And yes I did play in the NABA