Another game at Miller Park, another loss for the Braves.
One bad inning doomed Julio Teheran and the Braves as Yovani Gallardo continued to give them fits, holding the offense to four hits in six innings of Milwaukee's 2-0 Opening Day win. It was the third shutout loss to the Brewers in the last four games at Milwaukee.
Teheran was making his first Opening Day start, and it started with perhaps the most boneheaded decision. Carlos Gomez lined the first pitch from Teheran into left field; Justin Upton bobbled the ball, allowing Gomez to reach second easily, but when Upton faked a couple of throws, Gomez got greedy and wound up running into an easy out at third.
The game remained scoreless until the fourth when Teheran's location started missing, and the trouble began with a leadoff walk to Jean Segura. After Ryan Braun singled, Aramis Ramirez doubled them both home for Milwaukee's two runs. The walk was the only one for Teheran in six innings; he allowed seven hits.
Ian Thomas and Gus Schlosser debuted and combined to pitch two scoreless innings.
The offense left four of seven runners in scoring position.
As for the reception Braun received in his first game back: a standing ovation. I'd understand if he'd just admit wrongdoing at the start, but cheering after he lied about it? I can't see why he deserved it.