Last night the Braves wasted a good performance by Hudson (7IP, 3H, 2R, 3K, 0BB), going down 3-2 to the Nationals. The Braves only collected 5 hits, while the Nationals were limited to 4. Moylan only gave up a single hit in 1 1-3 innings; unfortunately it was the winning HR to Zimmerman (3B).
I do not think we can learn a lot from the first game, but I think leadoff may be a problem. Johnson (2B) filled the role last night. Not sure who else Cox can turn too; maybe Escobar (SS), but he seems better suited to the second slot. Certainly not Diaz (LF) or Kotsay (C); options are limited.
So tonight we get to watch Glavine’s return at home vs. the Pirates. Should be a fun one, but I have no idea why Atlanta only stayed in Washington for a single game, return home, and will get Wednesday off.