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Mets Vs. Braves, Spring Training: Nate McLouth Returns To Lineup Against Mets

The Atlanta Braves host the New York Mets today at 1:05. Tim Hudson takes the mound looking to continue his good spring.

Braves Lineup:
1. Nate McLouth, CF
2. Alex Gonzalez, SS
3. Chipper Jones, 3B
4. Dan Uggla, 2B
5. Eric Hinske, 1B
6. David Ross, C
7. Matt Young, LF
8. Jordan Schafer, RF
9. Tim Hudson, SP

Braves Pitchers: Tim Hudson, Scott Linebrink, George Sherrill, Peter Moylan, Jonny Venters, Jairo Asencio.

Mets Lineup:
1. Jose Reyes, SS
2. Willie Harris, LF
3. David Wright, 3B
4. Lucas Duda, RF
5. Nick Evans, 2B
6. Daniel Murphy, 1B
7. Mike Nickeas, C
8. Jason Pridie, CF
9. R.A. Dickey, SP

Nate McLouth returns to the lineup for the first time since banging his shoulder falling on a bunt attempt. He received a cortisone shot a couple days ago and is back in action. After Uggla, the rest of the lineup looks like potential bench players with the exception of Schafer. It's good to see Matt Young getting another start. They seem to be more frequent now.

Brian McCann is away for the day for a family wedding.

If I'm not mistaken, we have yet to hear why Eric O'Flaherty didn't make the trip with the team yesterday, though he was scheduled to.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.