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Spring Game Thread: Braves at Tigers

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Jair Jurrjens vs. Justin Verlander, 1:05 p.m. EST

I don't think we'll have Game Threads for every Spring Training game, but for the opener, I thought we'd open up the doors and air the place out. (We will, however, post Open Threads for those games that are televised this spring.)

Today's game isn't on TV, but you can listen locally on WXYT (97.1 FM or 1270 AM). As Todd pointed out, not all radio affiliates will likely be carrying the game. I believe you can also listen to the game on MLB Gameday Audio.

Justin Verlander is set to pitch two innings, followed by two innings from Zach Miner. Other pitchers that should see action include Eddie Bonine, Chris Lambert, Rudy Darrow, and Fu-Te Ni.

And isn't that a fine "how do you do" to see Jair Jurrjens opposing the Tigers today? Also going for the Braves should be Jo-Jo Reyes, Manny Acosta, Stephen Marek, Eric O'Flaherty, and Juan Perez.

Gary Sheffield will probably sit out today after taking a pitch on his elbow yesterday. The Braves are expected to keep Chipper Jones and Garret Anderson back home.

Talking Chop has your SB Nation opposing view.