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Braves Vs. Mets Game 3 Starting Lineups

The Atlanta Braves will try to avoid an opening weekend sweep at the hands of the New York Mets. Atlanta's lineup is the same through the first five spots in the order with Matt Diaz moving into the sixth spot as part of the left field platoon against the Mets' left-hander Jonathon Niese. Shortstop Jack Wilson will make his first start of the season for rookie Tyler Pastornicky and will bat eighth.

Here is a look at both the Braves and the Mets full lineups for Sunday:

Atlanta:

1. Michael Bourn CF
2. Martin Prado 3B
3. Brian McCann C
4. Dan Uggla 2B
5. Freddie Freeman 1B
6. Matt Diaz LF
7. Jason Heyward RF
8. Jack Wilson SS
9. Mike Minor P

New York:

1. Ruben Tejada SS
2. Daniel Murphy 2B
3. David Wright 3B
4. Ike Davis 1B
5. Jason Bay LF
6. Lucas Duda RF
7. Scott Hairston CF
8. Mike Nickeas C
9. Jon Niese P

For more on this game Braves fans should check out Talking Chop and Mets fans should visit Amazin' Avenue. For more MLB news and notes head over to Baseball Nation.

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