What a beautiful Opening Day.
Derek Lowe pitched eight innings of two-hit shutout ball; a performance of almost Madduxian proportions against the defending World Series champs. McCann crushed one into the upper deck on his first at-bat and Francouer drilled the first pitch he saw into the left-field seats. Best of all was watching the Braves' rookie center fielder hit a homer to the deepest part of center field in his first Major League plate appearance. He looked all of thirteen years old as he jogged around the bases, so excited that I was a-feared he might pee himself.
ATL 4, PHI 1.
Granted it's only one down and 161 to go, but for the next 14 hours or so, the Braves have the best record in baseball.