Braves take opening night on the chin

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.


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