Atlanta Braves NLDS Update: Andruw Jones, Jason Isbell to throw out first pitch

An Atlanta Braves legend and Grammy Award winner will throw out the first pitch in games one and two of the 2023 NLDS in Atlanta.
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The Atlanta Braves are currently underway with their postseason workouts at Truist Park which are free to the public on October 3, 4, and 5 as they prepare for the NLDS this weekend. Atlanta is hoping to help alleviate any rust that could appear while awaiting the winner of the Phillies/Marlins Wild Card series.

The time for games one and two of the NLDS have yet to be announced but the Braves announced who will be throwing out the first pitch at each game. Game one will see the first pitch thrown by none other than former outfielder, Andruw Jones.

Atlanta retired Jones' number in September for his incredible performance during his time with the Braves. He joined the ranks of other legendary players such as Hank Aaron and Chipper Jones, who also had their numbers retired by the organization.

Andruw has been a lot more present around the organization these past few years and was able to witness his own home run record be broken by Matt Olson this season. No doubt that Jones will receive a warm welcome when he is announced at Truist Park ahead of the start of game one.

Game two will feature a first pitch being thrown by Grammy Award winner and giant Braves fan, Jason Isbell. Isbell has long been a fan of the Atlanta Braves and he isn't shy about it. The Alabama native is known for his solo career, his work with the band The 400 Unit, and with Drive-By Truckers.

The team also announced who will be singing the National Anthem at each game. Game one will feature the Orpheus Men's Ensemble and game two will feature Mac Powell who is the singer of the band Third Day.

We will update further for the NLDS as the Braves learn their opponent and when each game has a start time available.

NLDS Playoff Information

Game One (Home) - Saturday, October 7th - Time: TBD, TV: TBS
Game Two
(Home) - Monday, October 9th - Time: TBD, TV: TBS
Game Three (Away) - Wednesday, October 11th - Time: TBD, TV: TBS
Game Four (if needed) Away - Thursday, October 12th - Time: TBD, TV: TBS
Game Five (if needed)
Home - Saturday, October 14th - Time: TBD, TV: TBS