The first series of the season is in the books and the Braves leave Milwaukee winning two of three from the Brewers. Milwaukee has been a tough place to win for the Braves since 2010 when they actually swept three in a row.
Julio Teheran pitched about as well as expected in his first Opening Day start. Unfortunately, he was on the short end of a 2-0 Brewers win. The shutout was the sixth time in nine games against the Brewers they had been shut out.
Alex Wood didn't have his best stuff, but it was good enough to hold the Brewers to one run in seven innings of Atlanta 5-2 win Tuesday. He walked three and gave up a home run on the first pitch of the game to Carlos Gomez.
None of us expected the game we saw Wednesday. Aaron Harang and Matt Garza, each debuting for their respective teams, both carried no-hitters into the seventh inning until Chris Johnson's home run off Garza. I'm also certain none of us anticipated that kind of performance out of Harang. I know we can't expect that every start, but it would be nice if he could be serviceable until Minor and Santana are ready.
Before Wednesday, the last time the Braves won a 1-0 game in Milwaukee was September 11, 1964 when they were the Milwaukee Braves.
Freddie Freeman homered twice on Tuesday, recording his fifth career multi-HR game.
Dan Uggla only had two hits in the series, but they were both doubles, and he only struck out once. There wasn't a single series last year in which Uggla struck out exactly once. He appeared to be hitting the ball well and even hit some balls to right field.
As for B.J. Upton, he should NOT be hitting second.
Now, here's a video of Carlos Gomez looking foolish.