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Spring Training Open Thread: Muts at Braves

The Braves will take another stab at the Mets today, this time at their home park of corporate awesomness.

The lineup for today:

Melky Cabrera, CF
Martin Prado, 2B
Chipper Jones, 3B
Troy Glaus, 1B
Jason Heyward, RF
Yunel Escobar, SS
Matt Diaz, LF

David Ross, C
Brent Clevlen, DH

Tim Hudson gats the start followed by Jonny Venters, Peter Moylan, Eric O'Flaherty, Stephen Marek, Jeff Lyman, and Mariano Gomez.

I think it's telling how Cox keeps putting Heyward in prominant spots in the batting order. I had thought Heyward would have been more protected in the order, hitting behind Escobar in the seventh spot, but here he is ahead of Yunel, and he hit third yesterday. It might be a lefty-righty thing today, but Heyward could break up the righties just as well hitting behind Escobar. They sure are putting Jason right into the mix... NO FEAR!

The awesomeness of Jason Heyward not to be understated, he spent much of last night answering fan questions on his twitter feed. I don't know how long he can keep that generosity up, but what a great down-to-earth fellow.

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