The Atlanta Braves return to baseball tonight for game two against the Chicago Cubs after a powerful 15-6 win Monday.
Jair Jurrjens, who went 14-10 last season with a 2.60 ERA will take on Ryan Dempster, who went 11-9 with a 3.65 ERA.
One player to keep an eye on is Nate McClouth, who has continued his struggles from last year. McClouth does well against Dempster, whose ERA is above 5 at Turner Field.
Of course, all eyes will be on rookie Jason Heyward, who went 2-5 on opening day including a home run in his very first at bat and pitch. Can he continue this all season? That will be the big question for a talented Braves team.
According to STATS.com, the Braves won four of six games against the Cubs last year. The Braves haven’t had a season opener at home since 2004, which STATS.com says is the longest period of time any team has waited for a season opener at home.