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2011 Atlanta Braves Spring Training: Pitching Plans Announced, Jair Jurrjens Gets The Ball Rolling

David O'Brien has the pitching plans for the first few games of Atlanta Braves Spring Training. In the words of Lou Brown: "It's startin' to come together." Ok, that doesn't exactly apply, but I like it.

Saturday, 2/26 vs. Mets: Jair Jurrjens
Sunday, 2/27 vs. Mets: Rodrigo Lopez, Mike Minor, Brandon Beachy
Monday, 2/28 vs. Astros: Derek Lowe
Tuesday, 2/29 vs. Astros: Tommy Hanson
Wednesday, 2/30 vs. Red Sox: Tim Hudson

None of this determines the rotation for the regular season, as you can see. They're pretty jumbled up. But it is interesting to see Lopez, Minor and Beachy all pitching Sunday. I guess Fredi Gonzalez wants to see them all at once the first time around. They will each get two innings.

Gonzalez says he still has no clue about the Opening Day starter. I can believe that.

Remember, you can find the complete spring schedule here. None of these first few games will be on TV, but according to Jim Powell, the first games that weekend will be on the radio. So you can look for that.

As always, follow O'Brien on Twitter for the latest from Lake Buena Vista. He posts pictures throughout the day, too. Also, Mark Bowman is down there with some good stuff, as well.

Jon Bois does something with the new SI cover featuring Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman, but I'm not sure what. I'm confused.

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