Series preview: Braves vs. Blue Jays



Time: 7:07 p.m.


Probable starting pitchers: Braves RH Julio Teheran (2-0, 1.50) vs. RH Drew Hutchison (1-0, 6.97)

Comment: The Braves' rotation has flipped again, which is good news for the Braves. Their first three starters are 4-0 with a 2.14 ERA in six starts. The fourth and fifth starters, Eric Stults and Trevor Cahill, are 0-2 with an 8.05 ERA in three starts. Hutchison, 24, became the youngest opening-day starter in Blue Jays' history. The club tabbed him in part so that 40-year-old ace R.A. Dickey wouldn't have to pitch at Camden Yards, where he struggles, on their first trip. Hutchison didn't fare well there either, giving up seven earned runs in 4 1/3 innings Sunday.


Time: 1:07 p.m.


Probable starting pitchers: Braves LH Alex Wood (1-0, 3.86) vs. RH R.A. Dickey (0-1, 2.19)

Comment: Wood has yet to have a start with his best "stuff" — walking three batters in each of his first two starts and allowing eight hits in a no-decision in his previous outing — but the damage control has been good. This will be his first start against Toronto; Wood pitched one scoreless inning in relief against them his rookie year. The Braves will face old Mets nemesis Dickey for the first time since his first season north of the border in 2013. The Braves have rolled up 19 runs in 15 1/3 innings (11.15 ERA) the past three times they've faced him.


Time: 1:07 p.m.


Probable starting pitchers: Braves RH Shelby Miller (1-0, 0.90) vs. LH Daniel Norris (1-0, 4.76)

Comment: Miller has given up one run in 10 innings in his first two starts as a Brave. His goal now is to get past the fifth inning, which is where he left off in each of his first two starts against Miami. Norris is the first lefty the Braves will have faced since Jonathan Niese in the home opener a week ago, a 5-3 win over the Mets. The 21-year-old Norris, who led the minor leagues in strikeouts in 2014, beat out Marco Estrada for the starting spot in spring training.