This will be Hudson's sixth career Opening Day start and his third with the Braves. Tim Hudson has been picked to start on Opening Day for the Atlanta Braves. Hudson will start at home on April 1 against Philadelphia. Manager Fredi Gonzalez announced on Thursday afternoon that Hudson will be on the mound when the Braves open the season against the Phillies on April 1 at Turner Field. Up next for the Braves: The Braves will travel to Clearwater on Friday to get one last look at the Phillies before the two teams meet on Opening Day at Turner Field. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez announced his choice Thursday. The Nationals' best scoring opportunity against the veteran right-hander came in the second inning, when Jason Heyward's strong throw from right field prevented Adam LaRoche from scoring on Danny Espinosa's single.
Justin Upton belted a mammoth homer over the scoreboard to cap the scoring for the Braves as right-hander Tim Hudson logged six scoreless innings in a 4-3 win over the Nationals on Thursday night in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.