After five days off to rest a strained groin Brian McCann said he felt fine and was ready to go for Thursday’s division series opener.

“I feel great” McCann said Wednesday. “I probably could have played that last game (Sunday) but at the same time you get another couple days off to let that thing heal.”

Reliever Jordan Walden threw a scoreless inning in instructional league Tuesday and came away confident that he was healthy and ready to go. He’s been dealing with lingering shoulder pain and had recently returned from a groin strain.

“I got my arm slot” Walden said. “Everything felt good. My slider was really good my change-up was good. It was something I needed to do.”

The Braves were convinced and placed him on the postseason roster.

Pre-game ceremonies etc.

Chipper Jones will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of the Division Series Thursday night. This is the second time he’s done the honors this season throwing out the first pitch on opening day as well. Atlanta native Edwin McCain will sing the national anthem before Game 1. Bobby Cox will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 2 on Friday and Sarah Dugas and Zac Brown will perform the national anthem….