Somebody forgot to pack the bats on the plane from Florida. Julio Teheran battled but was not at his best — in six innings, he only struck out two men, against one walk. The whole game basically came down to the fourth inning, when the Brewers strung together some hits and put two on the board; that was all the scoring that either team would do.
Yovani Gallardo is a reasonably good pitcher, and the Braves missed two solo shots by a matter of inches — Freddie Freeman sliced around the right-field foul pole by a few feet in the 8th, and Chris Johnson hooked around the left-field foul pole by a few feet in the 9th. But still, the Braves only got five hits in fair territory, four singles and a double by Johnson. Most nights that just isn’t going to cut it.
Pickles Schlosser was easily the nicest surprise of the game, notching the last five outs for the Braves by way of a GIDP, strikeout, groundout, and lineout. Nice work in his major league debut.
Oh well, tomorrow’s another day.