2013 Chops #6 Tim Hudson
Huddy takes the bump tonight against the Phillies for his sixth career Opening Day start. According to DOB of the AJC, Tim is 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA in his five previous ones, and this will mark the first time he's started on Opening Day for the Braves since 2008 (his other Opening Day start for Atlanta came in 2006).
2013 Chops #7 Luis AvilanAvilan began the 2012 season at AA Mississippi- where he started twelve of the sixteen games he appeared in while going 3-6 with a 3.23 ERA. Summoned to Atlanta one day after receiving a promotion to AAA Gwinnett (where he wouldn't play), Luis filled in nicely for the injured Jonny Venters, whom he replaced in the 'pen. With Venters starting this season on the D.L, Avilan is once again going to be a key lefty in the bullpen.