Sorry, just catching my breath after my victory lap. This was getting ready to be an all-too-predictable Braves loss, where the Braves let a not-very-good pitcher off the ropes in the first inning and then cruise to a disspiriting loss, and then all of a sudden it wasn’t.
I didn’t see most of this one so I’m mostly going by the box score. One thing I did see was Justin Upton’s home run, which — goodness. That guy is incredibly good. This is a game in which the following things happened:
1. In 1946, at the advent of night baseball, the Braves played a couple of games in satin uniforms, on the theory they’d show up better under the lights (tonight the team fielded as though everyone in the stands wore their shiniest clothing).
Justin Upton, Jason Heyward, and Evan Gattis each homered, and the Braves moved to 2-0, keeping JonathanF’s prediction alive for another day. The one from Gattis was particularly special, because (a) El Oso…
In the words of the great Knucksie from atop the Braves dugout tonight, “Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to play ball!”
And hey, here’s a new one for Cole HamelsFacts: he’s now 0-1 on Opening Day, because we just beat the crap out of him.