Braves Announce Opening Day Lineup

From a David O'Brien Tweet, here is tomorrow's opening day lineup:

Melky Cabrera, LF
Martin Prado, 2B
Chipper Jones, 3B
Brian McCann, C
Troy Glaus, 1B
Yunel Escobar, SS
Jason Heyward, RF
Nate McLouth, CF
Derek Lowe, P

It's not quite how we thought the opening day lineup would look like even two weeks ago. Cabrera replaced Diaz in left field and McLouth in the leadoff spot. That might be the part of the lineup I'm currently worried most about. Of all the players in the Braves opening day lineup listed above, Melky Cabrera has the lowest on-base percentage of any of them. If historical performance is any indicator of future performance, Cabrera will not do well leading off, and we can only hope he won't be there long.

Brian McCann gets the cleanup duty. That could simply be because he's hitting everything right now, so why not hit him there. McLouth is almost a forgotten person in the eighth spot, but that could be a great spot for him to produce without pressure.

It's gonna be a great day tomorrow, and hopefully a great game.

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