Thursday: at N.Y. Mets, 1 p.m. (SportSouth); Probable starters: Tommy Hanson (2011: 11-7, 3.60 ERA) vs. Johan Santana (2011: DNP, injured)
Saturday: at N.Y. Mets, 1 p.m. (SportSouth); Jair Jurrjens (2011: 13-6, 2.96) vs. R.A. Dickey (2011: 8-13, 3.28)
Sunday: at N.Y. Mets, 1 p.m. (SportSouth); Mike Minor (2011: 4-5, 3.13) vs. Jon Niese (2011: 11-11, 4.40)
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The Braves have had a rough spring after a September in which they lost an 8-game lead for the wild card and missed the playoffs. Will they able to get off to strong start in the regular season after making few changes from last years roster? Hanson earned the opening day start despite changing his delivery and coming back from a shoulder surgery that caused him to miss the final month of the 2011 season. What kind of impact will newly acquired 3B Juan Francisco have on the Braves? Santana, a two-time AL Cy Young award winner, is looking to regain his past form after missing last season whil...