Milwaukee Brewers vs. Atlanta Braves: Live Game Thread!


Sep 24, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Evan Gattis (24) gets tagged out by Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett (2) after a run down during the fourth inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Braves and Brewers kick off the season today.

 

It’s Opening Day for the Braves at long last! The last real game the Braves played ended in heartbreak, in NLDS Game 4 against the Dodgers. But it’s now a new season, a new slate, and a new chance for redemption for the team. They kick it off today by facing the Milwaukee Brewers in Milwaukee starting at 2:1opm Eastern. The game will be shown on SportsSouth, and can be heard on radio along the Braves Radio Network (680 the Fan in Atlanta), with Jim Powell and Don Sutton making the calls for their 6th consecutive year.

Julio Teheran will face off against Brewers “ace” Yovani Gallardo (hopefully the Braves can Go-Yard-O off of him). Gallardo is a long-time Brewer, who has struggled in recent years, as his fWAR has dropped each of the last 4 seasons, all the way to the 1.7 mark he attained last season. His fastball velocity has declined, causing him to use it less often in favor of a slider which has had varying degrees of effectiveness. Meanwhile, Teheran posted great numbers in his age 22 rookie season, and after a remarkable Spring Training is poised to improve in 2014.

 

The two teams’ Opening Lineups today look like:

 

Atlanta Braves @Braves

Today’s lineup at MIL (2:10, SS/680AM/BRN): Heyward 9 BUpton 8 Freeman 3 Johnson 5 JUpton 7 Uggla 4 Gattis 2 Simmons 6 Teheran 1

3/31 @Brewers lineup vs ATL: Gomez CF Segura SS Braun RF Ramirez 3B Lucroy C Davis LF Overbay 1B Gennett 2B Gallardo P

 

It’s baseball, and anything can happen, but I dare say that the Braves lineup looks much better (especially with Teheran starting), so it would be swell to get a win today and get started on the right foot, by spoiling another team’s home opener.

 

Poll

With today being the first day of real baseball for the Braves, we at Tomahawk Take would like to conduct a poll about our readership’s expectation/confidence in the team this season. Please take a second to vote!

How Will the Braves Do in 2014?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

 

Join Us For Our Live Game Thread

Real baseball is here, and we’d love to talk with you below in the comment section below. Share your thoughts about the game, spring training results, or the upcoming season!

 

Next Braves Game View full schedule »
Tuesday, Sep 22 Sep7:10Philadelphia PhilliesBuy Tickets

Tags: Atlanta Braves Live Thread

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    10 pitches to Freddie… full count.

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    Darned shift

    • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

      Scooter again.

  • Jeff Schafer

    A little hustle there and Freeman would of been safe

  • Jeff Schafer

    Not a good opening day so far, maybe we’ll have some late in heroics like last year

  • Mushy Peas

    Nats up 6-5

  • Mushy Peas

    I’m not a fan of this line-up. I can see Freddy’s reasoning behind it, but its going to make it more difficult to put together a rally or at the very least string a couple of hits together.

    • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

      Heyward/Johnson/Freeman/JUpton/Gattis/Uggla/BUpton/Simmons.
      But Fredi didn’t ask me.

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    Good debut.

    • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

      This.

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    RALLY CAPS.

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Confusion time… Logan Schafer now playing left field.

  • Mushy Peas

    9-5 Nats. Yuck.

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    K-Rod pitching.

    “Tom @Haudricourt
    3m K-Rod was very shaky in last few exhibition outings so you have to wonder if something is wrong with Henderson.”

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Johnson: full count after a 3-0

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    Twice now we’ve just missed a HR

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Dang – that’s 2 homers that they couldn’t keep fair in the past 2 innings.

  • Mushy Peas

    So many close ones this game.

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    K.

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Now K-Rod’s in gear.

    • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

      BUT… Justin spoils one for a SINGLE.

  • Mushy Peas

    Rally?

    • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

      It’s time. Uggla smash.

      • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

        Dang… they got lucky… and then Atlanta got lucky. 2 down, Uggs on 1st.

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    So. Gattis: 0-3 with a K today. 1-1….

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    Gattis up not ideal

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Gotta like the patience. Full count now.

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    And there you go. K ends it.

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    Mark Bowman ‏@mlbbowman 50s
    The #Braves have now been shutout in six of the past nine games played against the Brewers dating back to Sept. 11, 2012

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Mets going out meekly in the bottom 10th, down 5-9.

    • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

      Until the home run makes it 7-9 (Wright).

  • Mushy Peas

    Not liking a shut out on opening day.

  • Jeff Schafer

    Todays game felt like when I first bought MLB The Show and put it on the hardest level. I continued to swing at every pitch but they were all balls

  • Mushy Peas

    Mets are rallying. Nats 9 Mets 7

    • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

      Game ooovverrr.

  • Mushy Peas

    Everyone at CITI field can share the same bus ride home.

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    Braves Leaders in pitches seen: Justin, Freeman, BJ (25,22,19); 7 Ks, 2 BB, Simmons only starter to see single digit pitches (in 3 PAs)

    Teheran with 1st pitch strikes to half of his batters faced, 10 called strikes, 13 swinging (out of 55 total). 6 GBs, 8 FBs, 2 Ks and 1BB

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    Try this again tomorrow, we get Alex WOOD! *swoon*

  • Mushy Peas

    Tomorrow will be better. Good night all. Pleasure sharing your company on opening day…..sort of.

    • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

      Glad to have you around!

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    David Lee ‏@David11Lee 5m
    Dan Uggla, -.140. RT @Tankarelli @David11Lee LVP? BJ?