Tim Hudson wasn’t sharp, and went only five innings, but managed to pitch around trouble (yet more double plays helped) and allowed just a single run on a solo homer, and picked up his first Braves win. He also drove in a run in a three-run fourth with a two-out single.
The first run of that inning came on a Mondesi groundout. That was the first remotely productive thing he’s done in a Braves uniform, but he did later single. Eddie Perez drove in the second run with, of all things, an infield single, and later doubled to drive in an insurance run. Jordan also had two hits.
Sosa, Gryboski, Reitsma, and Kolb pitched single innings, with the latter allowing a run but getting a “save” anyway because the rules are stupid. Gryboski walked two, Reitma and Sosa allowed single hits.
The Braves’ home opener will be against the Mets tomorrow, Zambrano versus Thomson. I swear that they said it would be on TBS during the game, but ESPN lists it as a Turner South game. For what it’s worth, the Braves are tied with the Nats for first at 2-1, with the Phillies and Marlins at 1-2, and the Mets 0-3.