Heyward set to make GL season debut
The heavy rains that pelted the Port St. Lucie area this morning have subsided and the sun is shining bright for this afternoon’s Grapefruit League season opener between the Braves and Mets.
While the Mets opted to alter their starting lineup because of the soggy conditions, the Braves will be sending out most of their starters to play on what now appears to be a pretty dry field. Don’t forget you can catch today’s game on MLB Network.
With Chipper Jones and Troy Glaus set to make their exhibition season debut tomorrow against the Mets in Disney, Jason Heyward will be batting in the third spot. With the wind blowing out, could the legend of the 20-year-old outfielder grow even larger today?
Nate McLouth 8
Martin Prado 4
Jason Heyward 9
Brian McCann 2
Yunel Escobar 6
Melky Cabrera 7
Eric Hinske 3
Omar Infante 5
Mitch Jones DH
Tommy Hanson is scheduled to pitch the first two innings. Kris Medlen, Jesse Chavez, Mike Dunn, Chris Resop, James Parr and Manny Acosta will serve as the relievers.