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Opening Night Lineups and pregame schedule

Your lineups, for the first game at Nationals Park, tonight at 8:15 p.m. between the Atlanta Braves and your Washington Nationals.

Last year's stats are in parentheses after the names.

Atlanta:
Kelly Johnson (.276, 16 HR, 68 RBI) -- 4
Yunel Escobar (.326, 5 HR, 28 RBI) -- 6
Chipper Jones (.337, 29 HR, 102 RBI) -- 5
Mark Teixeira (.306, 30 HR, 105 RBI) -- 3
Jeff Francoeur (.293, 19 HR, 105 RBI) -- 9
Brian McCann (.270, 18 HR, 92 RBI) -- 2
Matt Diaz (.338, 12 HR, 45 RBI) -- 7
Mark Kotsay (.214, 1 HR, 20 RBI) -- 8
Tim Hudson (16-10, 3.33 ERA) -- 1

Washington:
Cristian Guzman (.328, 2 HR, 14 RBI) -- 6
Lastings Milledge (.272, 7 HR, 29 RBI) -- 8
Ryan Zimmerman (.266, 24 HR, 91 RBI) -- 5
Nick Johnson (.290, 23 HR, 77 RBI, in 2006) -- 3
Austin Kearns (.266, 16 HR, 74 RBI) -- 9
Paul Lo Duca (.272, 9 HR, 54 RBI) -- 2
Elijah Dukes (.190, 10 HR, 21 RBI) -- 7
Ronnie Belliard (.290, 11 HR, 58 RBI) -- 4
Odalis Perez (8-11, 5.57 ERA) -- 1

Here's the schedule for the pregame ceremony:

7:48 p.m.: Don Sutton with the master of ceremonies' introduction
7:50 p.m.: Braves roster introduction
7:55:30 p.m.: Giant red flags unfurled
7:55:30 p.m.: Fly-over with 121st Fighter Squadron, DC Air National Guard, 4 F-16s)
7:57 p.m.: Nationals coaches introduction
7:58 p.m.: Nationals roster introduction
8:01:30 p.m.: Nationals starting lineup introduction
8:05 p.m.: Manny Acta introduction
8:05:30 p.m.: Joint services color guard
8:06:15 p.m.: National Anthem introduction
8:06:45 p.m.: National Anthem by Denyce Graves
8:09 p.m.: Manny Acta, Ryan Zimmerman and Ted Lerner introduction
8:09:20 p.m.: President Bush introduction
8:09:30 p.m.: Ceremonial first pitch from President Bush, escorted by Ted Lerner and Ryan Zimmerman, with Manny Acta as the catcher
8:11 p.m.: Umpire introduction
8:12 p.m.: Team on-the-field video
8:13 p.m.: Team takes the field
8:14:30 p.m.: The call of "Play ball!" from Mayor Adrian Fenty
8:15 p.m.: First pitch

Get yourselves out here. The day is gray, but somehow it feels warm.

By Barry Svrluga  |  March 30, 2008; 3:50 PM ET
 
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