1. Schafer Injured

    OF Jordan Schafer injured his finger during tonight’s game against the Mets.

    According to Braves beat writer Mark Bowman, he did not injure it while stealing 2nd during a pinch hit appearance tonight, but he will not reveal what caused the injury.

     
  2. SP Ervin Santana (1 ER, 7 K, 2 BB in 7 IP) delivered a gem as 1B Freddie Freeman (3-4, RBI, BB, K) and LF Justin Upton (3-5, 3-R HR, 3 RBI, 2 K) carry the offense to a 7-5 win over the Mets.

    WP- Ervin Santana (2-0)

    SV- Jordan Walden (.1 IP, 0 H) (1)

    Other Storylines:

    -CL Craig Kimbrel works in non-save situation, allows 2 ER on 3 H

     
  3. 2B Dan Uggla (1-5, 2 RBI) drove in a couple as 1B Freddie Freeman (2-2, 3 BB) had a perfect day to help lead the Braves to a 6-2 win over the Nationals.

    W- Julio Teheran (2 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 3 H in 7 IP)

     

  4. Gattis Out

    C Evan Gattis is OUT tonight with the stomach flu.

    C Ryan Doumit will start in his place.

     
  5. P David Hale (0 ER, 4 K, 2 BB in 5 IP) shined in his season debut, C Evan Gattis (1-4, HR, RBI) and 3B Chris Johnson (1-3, RBI, SF) drive in runs as the Braves disappoint DC fans in their home opener with a 2-1 over the Nationals.

    W- Luis Avilan (0 ER in .1 IP) (1-0)

    S- Craig Kimbrel (0 ER, 2 K in 1 IP) (3 SV)

     
  6. (Source: justmlbthings)

     
  7. 3B Chris Johnson (1-4, HR, RBI) saved P Aaron Harang’s (0 ER, 2 H, 3 K in 6.2 IP) gem with late-inning heroics as the Braves beat the Brewers 1-0 to win the Opening Series 2-1.

    Win- Aaron Harang

    Save- Craig Kimbrel (0 ER, 1 K in 1 IP)

     
  8. RF Jason Heyward (2-5, 2 RBI, HR, 1 K) and 1B Freddie Freeman (3-3, 2 HR, 2 RBI, BB) combine for 3 home runs as the Braves defeat the Brewers 5-2 to notch their first win of the season.

    Starting Pitcher- Alex Wood (W) (1 ER, 5 H, 5 K, 3 BB in 7 IP)

    Save- Craig Kimbrel (0 ER, 3 K, 0 BB in 1 IP)

     

  9. Braves Opening Day Roster

    Starters:

    C Evan Gattis
    1B Freddie Freeman
    2B Dan Uggla
    3B Chris Johnson
    SS Andrelton Simmons
    OF Jason Heyward
    OF Justin Upton
    OF B.J. Upton

    Bench:

    C Gerald Laird
    C Ryan Doumit
    INF Tyler Pastornicky
    INF Ramiro Pena
    OF Jordan Schafer

    Pitchers:
    Luis Avilan
    Ryan Butcher
    David Carpenter
    David Hale
    Aaron Harang
    Craig Kimbrel
    Gus Schlosser
    Julio Teheran
    Ian Thomas
    Anthony Varvaro
    Jordan Walden
    Alex Wood

     

  10. Braves vs. Mets

    Here is the lineup for today’s game at 1:05 ET on FSS.

    1. RF Jason Heyward
    2. CF B.J. Upton
    3. 1B Freddie Freeman
    4. 3B Chris Johnson
    5. LF Justin Upton
    6. 2B Dan Uggla
    7. SS Andrelton Simmons
    8. C Gerald Laird
    9. P Freddy Garcia