Lord, where to start?

Madison Bumgarner pitched a no-hitter; ought to get that out of the way. Zac Gallen pitched a one-hitter. That does a lot of work. What else?

The story coming in on Drew Smyly was that his ERA didn’t reflect his WHIP. He fixed that.

Pavin Smith hit the first pitch of Game 2 into the right field seats, and David Peralta added a 2-run homer as part of a 5 run 1st. Eduardo Escobar added a homer in the 3rd, as Smyly gave up 6 hits, 2 walks, and 5 earned runs in 4 innings. Drew smiley, erased it, drew poop emoji.

In the opener, Bryse Wilson allowed homers to Stephen Vogt and Kole Calhoun among the 4 hits and 3 runs he allowed in 4 innings. Calhoun and Bumgarner held the Braves to 1 hit in 14 innings, but Bumgarner won’t be officially credited with a no-hitter under current rules. I know what I saw.

Only in tennis is “love” associated with the Braves today. Still, it remains April, and after 3 weeks, what can you say about a team that’s not the team? With Max Fried, Mike Soroka, Chris Martin, Sean Newcomb, Touki Toussaint, and Ender Inciarte on the disabled list, and Cristian Pache on a “rehab” assignment, the only thing we can really assess about the current product, is the depth. It’s a long way to October.

Jesse Biddle struck out 3 in 2 scoreless innings, and Jacob Webb stuck out 2 in a scoreless inning. Freddie Freeman got the hit.

Thc Cubs come to town on Monday; Charlie Morton and Zach Davies scheduled for 7:00 EDT.