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Braves Vs. Mets: Reed Johnson Starts In Left Field On Saturday

Reed Johnson will get the opportunity to start in left field for the Atlanta Braves on Saturday as they prepare to face the New York Mets in game two of their three game series in Queens. Johnson's hitting .273 thus far for the Braves since being acquired from the Chicago Cubs at the beginning of the month. Johnson and the Braves will face Johan Santana on the mound and will be countered by Kris Medlen.

Here are the starting lineups for both teams.

Atlanta Braves Starting Lineup

1. Michael Bourn (L) CF
2. Reed Johnson (R) LF
3. Jason Heyward (L) RF
4. Chipper Jones (S) 3B
5. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B
6. Brian McCann (L) C
7. Dan Uggla (R) 2B
8. Paul Janish (R) SS
9. Kris Medlen (S) P

New York Mets Starting Lineup

1. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
2. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Ike Davis (L) 1B
5. Scott Hairston (R) LF
6. Mike Baxter (L) RF
7. Andres Torres (S) CF
8. Josh Thole (L) C
9. Johan Santana (L) P

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