First pitch was originally scheduled for 2:00 PM ET today, but rain has pushed back the start time to 2:25 PM ET, tentatively. Mike Minor will make his spring debut starting for the Braves, while Jason Hursh will take the mound for the Futures Team. Top prospect Lucas Sims is also scheduled to pitch 2-3 innings later in the game. Starting lineups are as follows:
Today's Braves lineup at Rome: Heyward 9 BUpton 8 Freeman 3 Johnson 5 JUpton 7 Doumit DH Uggla 4 Gattis 2 Simmons 6 Minor 1— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) March 29, 2014
Today's Futures lineup at Rome: Peraza 4 Lipka 8 Caratini 2 Elander 7 Salcedo 5 Reyes 9 Sanchez 3 Meneses DH Castro 6 Hursh 1— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) March 29, 2014
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Ithis link.t should be fun to watch a group of young, intriguing prospects take on what appears to be the Opening Day lineup for the big club. This is the Braves' last tune up before opening day in Milwaukee on Monday afternoon.