April 17, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor (36) pitches in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1: Braves at Diamondbacks


Apr 10, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor (36) throws against the Miami Marlins in the first inning at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Upton will travel west to Chase Field for the first time returning since the January trade to Atlanta.  Likewise, Martin Prado will be facing his former team when the games first pitch gets thrown out at 9:40pm ET.  The Braves send out (4-2) Mike Minor to the mound as the Diamondbacks place (3-1) Wade Miley on the hill.

Minor pitched well in his last outing going seven innings against a really good Cincinnati Reds team.  He only allowed one run off four hits and added seven strikeouts.  Mike has really thrown the ball well in 2013 except for one game against the Tigers.  I’m excited to see this young pitcher grow into something special and tonight he’ll pitch up his fifth win!!


Arizona Diamondbacks

1. A.J. Pollock, CF

2. Didi Gregorius, SS

3. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B

4. Cody Ross, LF

5. Martin Prado, 3B

6. Gerardo Parra, RF

7. Wil Nieves, C

8. Josh Wilson, 2B

9. Wade Miley, P


Atlanta Braves

1. Andrelton Simmons, SS

2. B.J. Upton, CF

3. Justin Upton, RF

4. Freddie Freeman, 1B

5. Evan Gattis, LF

6. Brian McCann, C

7. Dan Uggla, 2B

8. Chris Johnson, 3B

9. Mike Minor, P



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