The Giants defeated the Dodgers 3-1 in the final 2009 spring training game earlier today. Tonight, however, the games begin to count. The Atlanta Braves take on the defending World Series Champions Philadelphia Phillies at 7:05 PM CDT on ESPN2. The pitching matchup is Atlanta's big free-agent signing Derek Lowe against Phillies veteran Brett Myers.
The first thread of the 2009 Major League Baseball regular season is now open.